According to Your will, O Lord, protect from harm and injury our student/athletes while they practice and compete.  Help them to enjoy, more than winning, the experience of being part of a team working toward a common goal and grant them a positive attitude of sportsmanship, win or lose; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Almighty God, creator of all things, receive our thanks for the blessing of health which You grant to our students. Bless them in the various activities they undertake to maintain healthy bodies, P.E. classes, athletic events, and daily exercise. Grant that they may always see good health as a gift from You and an image of the perfection which You give in the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Heavenly Father, bless our students with a zeal for learning and a desire to expand their knowledge. Bless our teachers as they create a learning environment in the classrooms that foster a positive beginning to this new year of education; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

O Lord Jesus, in Your earthly ministry You taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” and You fed 5000 with only five loaves and two fish.  We give thanks for the service of our school cooks and kitchen workers.  Help us to show our appreciation for their work to provide healthy meals to our students; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Heavenly Father, as a young boy, Your Son, Jesus, increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.  Grant wisdom to our students that they make wise choices regarding their study habits, friendships, and activities; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.

O Lord Jesus, You teach us that the angels of our children see the face of Your Father in heaven.  As our children walk or ride their bicycles to school, grant that their angels guard and protect them from every injury to body and soul; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

O Lord, there are many changes taking place in our schools. Bless our students as they adapt to new buildings and new classes. Bless our teachers as they instruct new students. Bless our first year teachers as they transition from student to instructors. Bless the new teachers and administrators to our schools as they learn about new communities, cultures, and traditions.  In all things may they know that your love for them in Christ Jesus never changes; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.