Several years ago, we published an article called The Most Important Way to Start the School Day. If you’ve read the article, you can see that we believe the best way to start the school day (or any other day!) is with prayer.
Prayer is important for Christian parents and students. It’s the perfect way to be sure that our priorities are in order, our minds are focused, and our hearts are prepared to have a great day! Of course we all know that every single day won’t be fantastic. Some days will come with problems and stress. But even on those days–especially on those days–prayer is the best way to begin the day.
Recently several of you emailed or commented and asked us to write a new article with a new prayer for this school year. I thought that was a great idea! Below you will find a prayer for this school year. I hope it’s a blessing to you and your family and that it helps you get each school day off to the best possible start.
Dear Father in Heaven,
We want to thank you today for the opportunity to learn and grow together. Please help us to be truly grateful and to understand the gifts of learning and being together.
We ask You to help us to do our best at everything we do in our homeschool today. Help us to stay on task when we work. Help us to work at each subject and do the best we can. And give us patience and persistence when we need it.
Help us to be kind to those we encounter today. Help us forgive others. And help us accept kindness and forgiveness from others.
We ask You to help us love others more than we love ourselves, and we pray that others see You in us today.
Thank you for the blessings you’ve given us. Thank you for the love you show us each day. Thank you for forgiving us. And thank you for giving Your Son to die for our sins.
We love you and praise you today!
In Jesus’ name,