Heavenly Father, I continue to thank You for my children and the different stages that each one is passing through, and Lord, I pray that as they pass through each season of their education, You would be there to lead and guide and to protect and sustain.
Keep them safe today as they start a new school and a new class with new teachers and children, and Lord knowing that they are stepping out into the unknown, I pray that You would be with each of them, to watch over them and protect them from harm. Lord, I pray that they will not be harmed by unkind or careless words from other children or staff, and that they would demonstrate a truly loving spirit as they keep their eyes on You.
Protect them from both staff and students who seek to undermine the faith of Christians in a new school, but rather give them the wisdom to be able to answer wisely and not to be intimidated or threatened when their faith is challenged, as seems to be happening more frequently these days.
Keep them from worldly ways and the enticements of the flesh, and guard and guide their walk and protect their faith in Christ their Saviour, especially when they are challenged over what they believe. Protect them from those that would seek to bully them for their faith. Bring into their lives other Christian staff and students and give them the strength and wisdom to walk day by day with You and to be drawn closer to You every day. In Jesus' name,