BAck to School prayer prompts

Parking Lot

  • Ask God to keep the children and parents safe as they travel to and from school.
  • Pray that the Lord would give Christian bus drivers the opportunity to share the gospel with their passengers.
  • Intercede for the families who will be dropping off children who are nervous, anxious, and scared. 

Front Door

  • Pray that God would shield and protect all who enter the school from danger and those who would seek to do evil on campus.
  • Ask the Lord to grant wisdom, favor, and gospel opportunities to the school administrators as they lead their team.
  • Seek the Lord on behalf of immigrant families in our community who will be immersing their children in English-speaking classes.


  • Pray that God would give the faculty and staff great patience and creativity as they lead the children through difficult circumstances.
  • Petition the Lord to give teachers occasions to be lights in the darkness of our world and to be bold in their faith for Christ.
  • Ask God to reduce and/or eliminate discipline issues that might arise in classrooms on campus.


  • Ask the Lord to use the Christian students of this school to share the gospel with their friends.
  • Pray that deep, meaningful friendships can be formed or strengthened as children play together.
  • Intercede for the children who struggle to build relationships; may God bring Christians into their lives to love and care for them.


  • Pray that God would grant coaches wisdom and kindness as they instruct their teams. 
  • Petition the Lord to give students a love for Jesus more than a love for sports.
  • Ask God to use teamwork, practice, hard work, victory, and defeat to teach and train children for His glory.

Around Campus

  • Ask the Lord to give wisdom and grace to those who work behind-the-scenes each day (assistants, counselors, office staff, nurses, para-pros, food service staff, IT specialists, groundskeepers, etc). 
  • Pray that truth would be the foundation of all educational endeavors. 
  • Pray that God would protect the hearts and minds of the children and adults from evil influences in our world today.

Scripture to Meditate On

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”        
-Psalm 91:11

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth”
John 17:17

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
II Timothy 1:7

“For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.”
Psalm 61:3

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
John 1:12

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalm 91:1

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
James 1:5

“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Romans 5:3-5

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
Proverbs 27:17

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.”
Psalm 133:1

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
Proverbs 17:17