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.

Heavenly Father, bless our students with a zeal for learning and a desire to expand their knowledge. Bless our teachers as they create learning environments in their 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, all creation declares Your wisdom.  At this beginning of a new school year, we implore Your blessing upon our schools.  Keep safe all who travel to and from our schools each day.  Grant to all teachers, administrators, and staff Your guidance.  You have given them the responsibility of passing on to their students the wisdom of the past, the discoveries of the present and the hope of the future.  Give both teachers and students zeal for discovering the truth about Your world.  Bless all teachers with understanding that they may see each student as an individual with a body, mind, and soul redeemed by Christ.  Help them to use their vocation wisely to stimulate thought rather than to stifle it; to challenge initiative rather than to discourage it; to encourage effort rather than to frustrate it.  Make our schools places that prepare students for life-long service to You and Your people; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.    (adapted)

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.

Heavenly Father, in Your Word, You promise to guard and defend us from all harm and danger. As our students return to school, keep safe all who drive to and from our schools. Keep our bus drivers especially alert to any possible danger as they transport the children each day; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Lord God, heavenly Father, grant your blessing to the teachers in our schools. As they prepare for, or begin, a new year of instruction, bless them with fresh ideas and innovative ways to present their lessons to the students in their classrooms. Give them a joyful passion in their vocation throughout the school year as they educate and mentor the children entrusted to them. In all things, may they be ever mindful of Your gracious care for them through Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.