Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:8-12 ESV)

Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your directing our students may turn from those things which are evil and in humility speak and act in a way that reflects Your love and care; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. (1 Peter 2:11-12 ESV)

Almighty Father, by Your protection guard and defend our students from all evil that they may withstand the temptations which wage against their souls and by their words and actions bring glory to You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Heavenly Father, comfort those students in our schools who feel alone or neglected. Grant that the love their parents have for them is seen and felt in their lives. Surround them with caring and loving teachers and classmates. Provide them with opportunities to communicate their hurts to their parents and others who will respond with concern. Grant to all in our schools a week of your grace that they may know the love You have for them in Jesus; a love so great that you sent Your Son to die upon the cross of Calvary to forgive their sins and restore a right relationship with You; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Oh give thanks to the Lord for another day of educational opportunities! Oh give thanks to the Lord for parents that help with schoolwork, attend sporting events, and support our schools! Oh give thanks to the Lord for restful sleep to un-clutter the mind and refresh the body! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!

Father in heaven, You know our students are growing up in a sinful and corrupt world. Place adults in their lives who will help them know the truth of Your Word and the salvation that is received through faith in Jesus Christ. Shield them from all evil and lead them in the way they should go; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Almighty God, Your mercies are new every morning and You graciously provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your goodness, give thanks for Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience all our days; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (Collect for a Day of Thanksgiving)

Heavenly Father, You guard and defend against all danger. Thank you for the gift of administrators and staff who work tirelessly to protect our students each and every school day. We commend our students into Your care this day and every day. Let Your holy angels be with them that the evil foe may have no power over them; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.