Prayer for Wisdom and Knowledge in School

When the school bells ring each year on the first day of school, our children must shift gears. Summer vacation is over, and now they must place their focus on their studies.

Whether you have a child in grade school, high school, or college, as parents, we need to pray for them daily, especially during the academic months.

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The adjustment of going back to school after a summer of fun is difficult because the mind still wants to wander.

God hears your petitions for your children over their schooling, their minds, and their hearts while protecting them from the outside world.

As you pray for them, you have peace by entrusting them to God’s care.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding…                                                                                                                                                 Psalm 111:10

#1 Prayer For Wisdom And Knowledge In School

Teacher of All Teachers, God of All gods,

Thank you for blessing my child with the opportunity to learn and receive an education. Thank you for blessing me with my own education.

Lord, I pray over my children for your protection, guidance, and firm hand upon their hearts and mind.

Please lead them in the way you desire them to go. Open their minds and hearts to learn while having the wisdom to discern that which is not in line with your teachings.

Make them imitators of your character, so those around them will see you. Prevent them from bending or compromising on their beliefs.

Please place Godly friends in their life. May they be strong in their conviction to follow you.

Help my child to be compassionate towards those who do not know you so they may be a witness of your love and have eternal life in heaven. Let the unbelievers be won by the actions and words that you place within my child.

Keep my child safe from peer pressure and let them be a leader in doing what’s right. Help them to be an example for others. Protect them from bullying in school and to stand up for those who are being bullied.

I pray for the other students in school. Please wrap your arms of protection around each one and keep them safe while in school.

Cover the school, the students, each teacher, and staff members with your almighty blanket of peace and protection. May each door to the school be covered in the armor of your watchful and protective eye.

Father, I pray over the teachers. Give them the wisdom to instruct our children and light the path that you set before them.

I pray that you would give each student a mind that is sharp and focused so they may concentrate and learn. Let their minds be as sponges that soak up knowledge and retain it. Place in them a deep desire to do their best in getting good grades.

Place your hand of protection on each school bus that brings them to and from school. I pray that the same protection would be upon each student when they are home. Give them a nurturing home environment.

I pray these things in Jesus’s name, Amen.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding…  Psalm 111:10


#2 Prayer For Wisdom And Knowledge In School

Heavenly Father,

I pray for your presence in each classroom and over each student. Thank you, Lord, that you provide us the freedom to get an education.

Father, I pray over children around the world that are unable to get an education.

Please reach them Lord not only with your gospel but with understanding and wisdom so that they may someday succeed.

Keep our children safe while in school and lift up those who teach and lead the way for education.

I pray for focus for the students and a desire to learn and pursue that which is unknown.

Prepare them for their future.

Thank you, Lord, for I pray these things in Christ’s most precious name – Amen.

Prayer for School Teachers 

Lord, you are the one who has given many the gift of teaching.

Bless all school teachers around the world and give them the grace to nurture the lives put in their care.

Grant them the wisdom to know how to treat each child in their class. May they value the lives of the children they teach.

Give their minds understanding in the literature they use to teach because you have called them to teach what is appropriate and of sound doctrine (Titus 2:1). Let them deliver each lesson with the love of God.

Bless each teacher and their family and protect them always. If they are facing any challenges at home, let your peace prevail in their midst.

Give them a renewed sense of hope to trust in you and believe in your hope and salvation.

As they teach, may they not forget to model Christ to their students.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Bible Verses For Teachers

“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.”Luke 6:40 NKJV

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.”Proverbs 9:9 NKJV

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”Proverbs 22:6 NKJV

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”Psalms 32:8 NKJV

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.II Timothy 3:16“And you shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and show them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do.”Exodus 18:20 NKJV

“Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility.”Titus 2:6-7 NKJV

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”I Corinthians 15:58 NKJV

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.”Matthew 10:24 NKJV

“Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.”Psalms 34:11 NKJV

“And they cast lots for their duty, the small as well as the great, the teacher with the student.”I Chronicles 25:8 NKJV

Prayer for Students 

Lord, it is by your grace that each student makes it to school each day.

Thank you for protecting their lives and ensuring they safely go to school and back home.

Watch over them and bless them coming in to school and going back home (Deuteronomy 28:6).

Give each student a sound mind so they can understand everything they learn in school. Help them value the homework teachers give them for it is to sharpen their knowledge and wisdom.

May their minds envision your will for their lives and work towards fulfilling it.

Keep them away from bad company and worthless things that would destroy their lives. Lead their feet away from the path of destruction and put them on the path to their destiny (Isaiah 35:8).

Help them choose Christ today and reject drugs, alcohol, gangs and deceptive doctrines and philosophies.  

Guard their minds in your love and peace.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.  

Bible Verses For Students

“The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”Philippians 4:9 NKJV

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”Philippians 4:13 NKJV

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.”Proverbs 1:7 NKJV

“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40:30-31 NKJV

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.Colossians 3:23 NKJV

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.”Proverbs 3:6-7 NKJV

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”John 14:27 NKJV

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV

“The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.”Psalms 34:7 NKJV

“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”II Thessalonians 3:3 NKJV

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.” Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings, From the wicked who oppress me, From my deadly enemies who surround me.”Psalms 17:8-9 NKJV

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”Ephesians 6:10-11 NKJV

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV

“The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.”Psalms 121:7-8 NKJV

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.”Isaiah 43:2 NKJV

Prayer For Success At School 

Heavenly Father, I thank you that I can attend school and get an education to better my life.

Please help me be a diligent student who pays attention in class and does all assigned homework.

Fill me with your divine wisdom (1 John 2:27) to understand and grasp concepts the teacher teaches me.

Give me an understanding of all subjects I undertake and the focus to give them my undivided attention.

Where I need additional help, may I be courageous enough to ask the teacher.

Help me maintain good grades in every subject and grant me success in every exam and test I take. 

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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