Ten Scriptures To Pray Over Your Children This School Year

My Little Bit actually returned to school two weeks ago, but I know that by the end of August most of our friends and family have children of all ages returning to the classroom, to sports teams, to dance class, and more.

For me, as a mom of a first grader, I find back to school full of both happy and sad emotions. I’m thrilled to have more routine in our schedule and more time to focus on daily goals for work and home, but in the quiet, I miss my sweet girl something fierce, miss listening to her play and use her imagination, and I fight worrying over how she’s doing, is she eating her lunch, how did her math go, etc.

To prepare for this year, and even now as the year has begun, we started focusing on specific scriptures that we prayed together over her, over her school year, over her classroom. These ten scriptures are ones I learned throughout my own school days or ones that were taught to me by my parents or Sunday school teachers.

These are foundation Bible verses that quickly spring to mind when I don’t have the words either because my heart is heavy, because my thoughts are scattered, or because some action or experience has brought a need to focus on it. Now, I’m teaching them and praying them over my daughter.

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I wanted to share these ten specific scriptures with you in the hopes that whether they become an extension of your personal quiet time, your dinner conversation, or your nighttime prayer with your kiddos, they will be a guide for your year and create a foundation for your children as you walk together through the ups and downs of the school year.

  1. Courage

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

  1. Kindness

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other as also in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

  1. Determination

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

  1. Safety

“The name of the Lord is a strong fortress, the righteous run to Him and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

  1. Gratitude

“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:18

  1. Diligence

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord rather than men.” Colossians 3:23

  1. Stand Firm

“Let your light shine before man that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 1:9

  1. Forgiveness

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but mean words stir up anger.” Proverbs 15:1

  1. Wisdom

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105

  1. Friendliness

“Two people are better than one because they can help each other succeed.” Ecclesiastes 4:9

I’m praying for everyone to have a wonderful new school year, and for your children to be covered in scriptures and blessings as they grow, learn, and believe.

Lambie Love,


P.S. Don’t forget to also check out our debut children’s picture book about prayer too. The Bubble Who Would Not POP! by Shelly Roark is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.