Google can’t deny in the past few weeks, folks are searching for “back to school prayers”.

God wants us in prayer. He wants to hear what is in our hearts. Sometimes we know what is on our hearts but can’t seem to spit out the right words.

God doesn’t look down on us if we find a written prayer that fits our heart either.

Let me share with you a prayer I found online from Rev. Austin Fleming, who is the pastor at Holy Family Parish in Concord, Massachusetts.

He blessed students in prayer on his blog,

A Parent’s Prayer for Students

Dear Lord,

As my children leave for school,

I pray that you will keep them in your care.

Send your Spirit to open their minds

to all that is true and beautiful and good.

Help them to see the gifts and talents

you have given them and to use them well.

Help them to grow in knowledge and wisdom.

Help them to be kind to others

and lead others  to be kind to them.

Give their teachers patience and understanding

and help them teach what is just and true.

Send your angels to guide and guard my children

and to keep them from all harm.

Open their young hearts to your presence

and enfold them in your peace and protection.

Hold them in the palm of your hand

and bring them home safely at days end.


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