Dear Heavenly Father,
I am in awe of your grace and of your love for us. I thank you for a wonderful Summer without incidents and without harm. You protected us from the evil one and his schemes. Lord, I bring this new school year before You, humbly asking for your Will to be done in our lives.
I pray that we may be instruments of Your love and of Your goodness to others.
I pray that You guard Ty’s mind and heart. Please keep His thoughts focused on You and Your statutes. Help him to do the things that he knows to be right even when Tramond and I cannot be near him. Please guide his heart toward obedience and kindness; obedience toward his teacher and the other adults caring for him at school and kindness toward his peers. I pray that You give him compassion for others, and a strong desire to please You in all that he does. I pray that his light would shine before the whole world so that they may see You through him and glorify You. May Your delight be the driving force behind his character.
I pray for his teachers dear Lord. I pray that You give them wisdom to teach and to love these children all year long. I pray that You broaden their scope and their minds, that they realize the impact they have on these children’s lives not for a day, a year, but for eternity. I pray that they are committed to the work that they endeavor to do and that they work with diligent hands. I pray that You keep them grounded in the faith, so that they can grow nearer to You and draw their students nearer to You. Lord, I pray for their classroom management and their discipline. I pray that it is done in love, and that it mirrors the love with which You discipline us. May their correction be done without malice and without harm.
I pray Father for the administrators of the school. I pray that You provide them with wisdom to lead. I pray that they extend themselves to lead with care and with order. I pray for all of the support personnel at the school. Be their God and be their guide.
I pray for the other families returning to school with Ty this morning. Lord, extend Your loving arms around them. Be present in their lives as well. Where a personal relationship with You is not yet established, I pray that You create opportunities for others to share the Good News with them. I pray for receptive hearts, able and ready to receive the love that You so desire for them to know.
I pray for safety on the road and at school. Father, please protect all of our children at school. Restore the peace in sending our children to school. Restore the joy in our hearts as we see them go.
I pray that Tramond and I would work with Ty all year to help him learn and grow. I pray that we are committed to his education and that our decisions reflect the commitment of our hearts. I pray that we would continue to be good stewards of his mind and his intellect.
I pray for your peace and joy to dwell in our hearts.
In Jesus’ Name,