Prayer For Students, In Their Words (Anonymously)
Adjusting to new circumstances:
- Pray for my transition into college this year, and that I will find a great church.
- Waking up early!
- Pray that I’ll get familiar with the new hallways, teachers and people.
- I need prayer for God to be with me during school. With a new school, I’m sure I’ll be confused and scared. I know I can get through it with God with me.
- Making good friends. Finding my place inside the school.
- This will be my first time going to a private school. I’m excited but also a little nervous because I kinda want to fit in. I know I should act differently though. Pray that I would really act like Jesus and people would know that I follow Him.
- For good friends.
- Courage to be able to make more friends.
- Stronger relationships with old friends
- To make Christian friends
Relationship with God:
- Pray that I can keep my focus on God, that I can be diligent in God’s word.
- Prioritizing God in busy times.
- Pray I can manage my time so that I can continue to build my relationship with Christ amidst my schedule with school and sports.
- To create things that glorify God
- That I would have more consistent prayer.
- Patience, more faith, and the desire to pray more.
- To feel the pull of serving the church.
- Equipping myself during my senior year to be a Christlike adult going into college and the rest of my life.
- That I would find time to pray and read the Bible.
- Pray that I would have a stronger relationship with God.
Sharing Christ with Friends:
- Pray I would be a light for Christ even though I will go to a Christian school. Lots of kids renounce their faith because of legalism.
- Pray for boldness to speak the gospel without fear in a secular university.
- Open doors to share the gospel with people despite most of my friends are in Christian homeschool circles.
- That even though I’m no longer going to public school I can still try to evangelize to my non-Christian friends.
- For me to have the bravery to step outside my comfort zone and meet people and have the strength to share the gospel and model Christ well.
- That I would represent Christ well.
- Steadfastness in faith in the face of adversity and non-belief.
- Boldness to share the gospel with friends.
- Pray we will be a light and example to those around us. Pray for humility as we seek to engage fellow peers with the good news of Christ. Pray we would hold fast to our foundation in Jesus.
- I have a friend who does not know Christ, which hard because he grew to be someone I liked, but pray for me to be able to share Christ with him in a way that does not seem forcing or pushy. He is not completely against God, just does not believe in him.
- Pray for confidence and willingness to share the gospel with unbelievers this school year.
- To be able to share my beliefs without being looked down upon or made fun of.
- That people would see Christ in me.
- For patience in school, especially with math
- Focus, perseverance, and diligence
- Finding a balance between social life, work, sports, and school work.
- For school leaders to make wise decisions for safety of schools.
- That I would have a good homeroom teacher.
- For me to be more diligent and not procrastinate.
- To have all A’s!
- Time management
- No Covid!
- Good grades and hard work
- To learn happily and volleyball to go well
- That we would do our work in a way that honors God but also that school and homework would not consume all of our time. It can be easy to place a good grade over God.
- That I would be able to focus.
- Good grades in math.
- That we could get back to a normal schedule.
- Pray that I will just work hard in my school. I’m worried that I will be lazy.
- I have many headaches and migraines, so pray that they won’t affect my school work. Pray God will give me strength this year.
- Please pray for my social anxiety.
- Please pray for my mental health.
- Wisdom in leadership, patience in friendship, and perseverance for senior year.
- Depression, anxiety, and school stress.
- Pray that I would not be tempted to hurt myself when under lots of pressure.
- Humility in leadership and Christlike example as a senior.
- For others to help me engage socially and take initiative with me.
- Pray that Jesus would give me peace.
- To maintain a good attitude towards my family and friends.
For Schools – Public and Private, Teachers and Administrators
- Safety for students, staff and families- that we would be able to stay in face-to-face instruction throughout the year
Pray for vulnerable children reconnecting with caring supports in schools.
Unity of families with schools in a time of division. Protection from untruths and rumors around public education. De-politicalization.
Protection for social-emotional, spiritual health of school-based workers- their ability to persevere, to face criticism, to determine student needs and to serve families
Ability for schools and families to begin to return to familiar rhythms
Social-emotional and spiritual health for all children- dealing with wide-scale loss and change
For Home School Families
There is no “work-home” separation for home-school families: The tensions of everyday life extend to the school work; the strain of difficult school can carry on to the dinner table.
Home-schooling families at North Wake asked us to pray these scriptures for them.
- “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…might…Teach them diligently”
- “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9
- “Bring them up in the disciple and instruction of the Lord”
- “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ (this is the first commandment with a promise), ‘that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.’ Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:1-4
- “As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved…”
- “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:12-17
- “Being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord”
- “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others… Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.” Philippians 2:1-4, 14-16
- “Love covers a multitude of sins”
- “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. ” 1 Peter 4:8-11
- “Profitable for teaching”
- “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim. 3:16-17
- “Meditate on it day and night”
- “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8
- “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony”
- “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:4-7
- “Later [discipline] yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.”
- “‘My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.’ It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:5-11
- “Like a tree planted by the streams of water”
- “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3
- “….That no one may delude you with plausible arguments”
- “For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.” Colossians 2:1-5
- “Search for it as for hidden treasures”
- “My son, if you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
guarding the paths of justice
and watching over the way of his saints.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice
and equity, every good path;
for wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
discretion will watch over you,
understanding will guard you,
delivering you from the way of evil…”