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Back to school prayers- Entrusting children unto God

It’s that time of the year again when our kids are going back to school! Some have already began while some are yet to begin. If you are a parent, expectant mum or caregiver to a child(ren) then this is definitely a must read! Regardless of what part of the spectrum you fall into as a parent one of the never ending thoughts you have is that of your kids safety and the desire for them to be successful in all their endeavors. 

No parent ever wants to see any harm befall their child(ren) nor hear any negative news concerning them! However, as much as we strive to do our best in caring for them and ensuring their utmost security, there’s only so much we can do as humans. It is ultimately up to our father who protects,  preserves and ensures success! One essential thing we must do consistently as parents is pray for them!!! 

The Bible says in proverbs 21:30, there is no wisdom, no insight, nor plan that can succeed against the Lord! This simply means, we can do all we know how to but it is only God’s will that will prevail! This is why it is imperative to teach our children to know Christ and always intercede for them much more than every other thing we do to care for and protect them for they are precious in the sight of the Lord.

Personally, as a parent I have to constantly remind myself not to be so overly protective that I forget to always entrust them to the Lord. At the end of the day, I want to be able to say I have pointed them towards the Lord because this is his perfect will for them and that ultimately defines good success! Matthew 19:4 (NIV) says let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. 

Jeremiah 1:5 also says that before God formed me in my mother’s womb and my children in my womb, he knew us and called us by name! This verse is so powerful and always reminds me of God’s redemptive and oh so powerful love for us. Who am I to say, think or act like I know it all or can do more than God if he knew me and my children before we were formed? Oh, the overwhelming never ending reckless love of God!

Always remember this – The prayers we say over our children today are seeds that will manifest in their future.


•Oh Lord, I commit _______(mention his/her name(s))into your hands for you are able to protect and preserve their lives exceedingly & abundantly above all I can ask or think according to your power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20 

•Oh Lord, I pray for your presence to go with my child(ren) in all their ways. Exodus 33:14

•I declare according to your word in Psalm 119:98-100 (MSG) that my child(ren) have more insight than that which the world can give because they meditate on ur statues!

.•Lord help me to train ______(mention their name(s)) in the way they should go, so that when they grow up they will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

•Some things have been made legal but not all are helpful (1 Corinthians 5-6; emphasis on chapter 6:12-18). Lord, help my child(ren) to be able to discern with the power of the Holy Spirit that which is not helpful although legal in Jesus name.

•Oh Lord, guide and instruct my child(ren) (personalize it by putting their names) with your eyes. Psalm 32:8

•I decree in the mighty name of Jesus that I and my children that the Lord has blessed me with are for signs and wonders. Isaiah 8:18.

•Oh Lord, help my children put their trust completely in you. Psalm 36:7-8

•Lord, cause my child(ren) to be of good moral character. Uphold and deliver them from anything, person or evil force that will try to pull them away from you. Psalm 25:21.

•Lord teach my child(ren) to love justice and hate wickedness and distinguish them above their peers. Hebrews 1:9

•Oh Lord, let my child(ren) be light in the darkness in their schools. Let your light shine through them in all their ways that they will attract people to you. Matthew 5:15-16

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