Heavenly Father, I come to now in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I boldly come before your throne of grace to intercede for my child as they go to school today.
Lord I commit my child into your loving and safe arms and I pray forth your perfect will over their life. Draw out of them every seed you planted in their soul before time began (1 Corinthians 3:7). Mold them into everything you designed them to be. Lead us clearly, Father, into your plans and purposes and reveal them to both of us according to Amos 3:7. I ask you to protect them, to put a guard around their heart, and help them to hear your voice clearly and obey Your Word.
As my child goes to school today, I ask you that to help them to be a light in their school (Matthew 5:14). Go with them and reveal yourself to everyone through them. Anoint my child’s mind for their schoolwork and give them wisdom (Proverbs 2:6) and favor (Proverbs 3:4) in their school. I ask, Lord, that you would grow their spirit as you grow their intellect.
Lord, I pray that you would put my child in the right classroom with the right teacher(s) and classmates for this season in their life. Draw the right friends to them that you selected long ago and help them to minister to each other. (Ecclesiastes 4:10) Speak to my child’s heart and give them the strength to stand their ground when they are fighting for truth. Help them to be a voice of truth and justice and give them the courage to honor you even when it’s unpopular. Draw my child’s heart to their hearts of the outcast, heartbroken, and lonely. Give them compassion and tenderness towards those who could use a good friend. (Psalm 82:3)
Lord, even though it is hard for me sometimes to see my child struggle, I trust that you are in midst of it and you are using everything for their good—to mold and shape them—to sharpen them— to groom them to be successful in your plans for them. (Romans 8:28) Help me to trust you completely. Help me to know what to pray and when to pray and how to pray. Reveal your plans to me so that I can be of service and never hinder them.
By faith I know that you are showing me how to parent my child and how to pray for them. I thank you for having your hand on my child and on me. (Psalm 37:23) I thank you for your never-ending love and mercy. In Jesus’ precious and mighty name I pray. Amen.