27 Short Prayers For Children In School

Children get exposed to new things when they begin schooling. The first and most important thing taught is a prayer for children at school. Seeking blessings of the Almighty is a good way to start something new. Singing words of adoration teaches children how to appreciate all that they have in life. So, Besides studying, learning discipline, and playing, learning various prayers is also essential.

Prayers provide a moment of calmness and stillness to harmonize a child’s thought processes. It teaches the importance of worship and gratitude. They also hold the ability to comfort and calm a person. It helps us remember that finding internal peace is an achievement in itself. Introducing prayers to children early on could help imbibe positive attributes in them from a young age.

In this post, we bring you some impactful prayers for children to be taught in schools so that they begin each day with strength and positive vibes.

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27 Prayer For Children In School

These short prayers for school offer children wisdom. Teachers can motivate students by picking one of these prayers for the school assembly. Let your children recite in the morning and allow these words to resonate in their hearts.

  1. O, Lord Jesus.
    We pray for a heart that loves you.
    Accept our pleas and give us the strength to love others more than we love ourselves.
    We thank you for this day.
    We thank you for another opportunity.
  1. Lord,
    I ask that you would direct our mind to know, investigate and seek the truth
    and to understand the difference between wise and foolish choices.
  1. O, Lord.
    Give us the strength to not worry about things we cannot control.
    Guide us in developing a sense of appreciation.
    We look up to you for motivation.
    Keep our mind at peace and help us prevent it from wandering off.
    Remind us to chant your name.
    Shelter us in your glory.
    In Jesus we trust.
  1. Dear Lord.
    It is under your grace that we live.
    We thank you for keeping us protected.
    This day, we seek those opportunities you have provided us.
    We wish you to grow in our hearts.
    Today, we shall value the good of others and experience your spirit.
    Give us the wisdom to seek the truth and confidence in our abilities.
    Bless our parents and teachers.
    Grant us a sense of discernment while you hold us close to your heart.
    In Jesus, we pray.
  1. O, God.
    We thank you for teachers whose heart is of gold.
    Please be their shield while they guide us with wisdom.
    Watch them over as they fulfill the tasks you have trusted them with.
    Be their light in uncertain times.
  1. Be kind to one another,
    tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
    as God in Christ forgave you.
    Ephesians 4:32
  1. O, Lord.
    We sing your praises as you shield us under your protection.
    Thank you for watching us over and rescuing us from the evils of the world.
    With you as our guide, no bad shall touch us.
    We shall stay in this path of glory by singing your hymns.
With you as our guide, no bad shall touch us
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  1. O, Jesus.
    We adore you and we know you love us too.
    We leave our school in your hands.
    Here we shall create and discover with your grace.
    Teach us how to love and respect.
    Bless our teachers, administrators, and our classmates.
  1. Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say of the Lord,
    “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    Psalm 91:1-2 (NIV)
  1. O, Jesus.
    Please be with us as we start our day at school today.
    Make this day joyful and bless our friends, teachers, and parents who care for us.
    In Jesus, we pray.
  1. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.
    2 Peter 3:18 (ESV)
  1. Dear God.
    Bless every student who comes to our school today.
    Protect them from the evil eyes of the enemies.
    Let them have a healthy and safe school year.
    May they progress better than before.
    Give them a peaceful environment to learn and healthy life throughout the year.
Bless every student who comes to our school today
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  1. O, God!
    Bless us in this year’s endeavors.
    Help face all the challenges and guide us towards the path of success.
    May we make new friends and create a good rapport with others.
    We shall grasp the subjects well with your grace upon us.
    May we learn something new each day and be a better person with every knowledge we attain.
  1. O Jesus!
    We pray for your guidance and protection upon us.
    Help us keep the evil away.
    Protect our minds from evil thoughts and guide us to find the truth.
    We pray for you to make us stronger in adversity.
    Guide us to you and protect us under your shadow cause we know it is with you we are safe.
  1. Whatever you do,
    work heartily,
    as for the Lord and not for men,
    knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.
    You are serving the Lord Christ.
    Colossians 3:23-24 (ESV)
  1. Oh, God! Be with us as we begin our day today.
    We pray for our health.
    Keep us away from harm’s way.
    We shall love our duty and strive for righteousness with all our heart and soul.
    Help us love our neighbor and help us guide in fulfilling each other’s purpose.
We pray for our health; prayer for children at school
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  1. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,
    who gives generously to all without finding fault,
    and it will be given to you.
    James 1:5 (NIV)
  1. O Jesus!
    Offer us protection in this world and shield us from any unkind thoughts, actions, and remarks.
    Keep us away from those who bully and steal.
    We pray for courage to snide away evils that affect our responsibilities.
    In Jesus, we believe.
  1. God,
    we pray for you to give us a heart of virtue
    and let your spirit shine within us.
    Motivate us to love one another
    and protect us from any sinful temptations.
    May we fulfill our tasks on time.
    Guard our teachers who strive to uplift us.
    Show us ways to be truthful
    and help us find our way to you.
  1. Dear Father.
    Thank you for this opportunity to learn and for guiding us through the day.
    Accept our supplication as we ask you to protect us from the wiles of enemies who seek to destroy our faith within you.
    Help us not be lured into sinister temptations.
    Teach us to be aesthetic and protect our thoughts from wandering into darker places.
    Give us the strength to fight mockery.
    Forgive our sins and help us witness the light in you.
    May we stay rooted to you and become stronger each day.
    May you be glorified.
May we stay rooted to you and become stronger each day
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  1. But the Helper,
    the Holy Spirit,
    whom the Father will send in my name,
    he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance
    all that I have said to you.
    John 14:26 (ESV)
  1. O, Father.
    Let your holy spirit help us seek wisdom
    and let us help others find their way to you.
  1. O Jesus,
    we glorify the eyes that see you,
    ears that hear you,
    and hearts that love you.
    Help us love others the way we love you.
    We bask in your glory that gives us the strength
    to face what shall come ahead.
    Thank you for a new day and a new opportunity.
Help us love others the way we love you
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  1. O, Lord.
    Thank you for showing us our path to virtue.
    We now know our purpose.
    We shall obey and respect our teachers who have come to guide us in our path of righteousness.
    We hold you in our hearts as we walk on that path you have destined for us.
  1. Be with us today and fill our hearts with joy as we find our passion.
    Fill our minds with peace as we learn to forgive our enemies.
    Fill our hearts with kindness as we help those in need.
    Keep our teachers, friends, and families safe as we find our path to you, our Lord, our hope, our guide.
  1. Lord, protect the vulnerable and help them find the strength to fight their evils.
    Help us grow up in this society where truth and virtue are sometimes neglected.
    Show us our path and help us fight those evils.
    Today, we seek your benediction.
    we ask you to guide us in your path and forgive our sins.
    You are our protector and the truth we know.
    In the name of Jesus, we pray.
  1. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

You can also use these prayers to pray with your child before sending them off to school. Monica, a mother and a blogger, says, ”One of my favorite school morning traditions that we started when Zachary (her child) was in kindergarten was to pray together every morning before he gets out of the car at school. Sometimes (most times), I pray for him, and every once in a while, he’ll lead the prayer. I will most likely put these prayers on index cards and keep them in the car with me so that we can pray them together before the school day begins (i).”

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I say the opening prayer?

You may begin an opening prayer by thanking God for everything that you are grateful for in your life. Also, pray to God to bless everyone in the gathering with good health and happiness.

2. How do I pray with small children?

Include them in your prayer time, and let your children observe you praying. You can help your children memorize the prayer and inculcate the habit of praying at a particular time every day.

3. How can I encourage my child to pray?

You can encourage your child to pray using various techniques. Teach by example as children like to imitate their parents or pray through conversation. Start teaching your child to pray at a young age and ensure to teach age-appropriate prayers such as a simple and short morning prayer for school and home and gratitude-filled prayer before meals.

Introducing spiritual and meaningful prayers for children at school could help them initiate their day with positive minds. Moreover, in today’s world, where a child has to deal with a lot of stress and anxiety, prayers could relax their young minds and help them develop several positive traits. Just one impactful short prayer in school or at home could direct your child toward the path of spirituality and peace. So, it is essential to teach morning prayers to children and encourage them to pray regularly to help them have a positive mind and a happy soul.

Infographic: Powerful School Prayers For Children

It is a good habit to encourage students to pray in school each morning as they thank God for keeping them alive and safe. These prayers benefit young minds and spirits as they give the courage to be kind and brave throughout the day. Check out the infographic below to learn some beautiful school prayers.

school prayer for children from the bible (infographic)

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Prayer is a powerful tool to protect our children in school. Watch this video for a daily prayer for schools, teachers, and parents to keep our children safe.

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