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August 18: A Declaration of Peace and Protection at Our Schools

Wonderful Father, we thank You for Your love and presence at (speak the name of your school). Thank You for Your provision for our educators and students. We thank You, Lord, for safety and protection for every educator and student at (speak the name of your school). Thank You for blessing our community with Your peace. We, Your people, come before You clapping our hands and shouting with joy unto You. You are awesome, Lord Most High! You subdue nations before us and put our enemies under our feet! Father, we thank You for choosing a promised land for our inheritance. We sing praises to You, our Father, and declare that You are the King over all of the earth!

Almighty Father, we decree that You are the Light and Salvation of our educators and students at (speak the name of your school), so they will not be afraid.  You are their fortress, protecting them from danger, so they will not tremble.  We declare that our educators and students will have peace and safety at (speak the name of your school) and that their homes will be places of rest and relaxation.  We decree that our community is vibrant and prosperous.  In Jesus’ Name, we confess that our educators and students, as well as the residents of our communities and the surrounding communities, will depart from evil and do good; we will all search for peace and work to maintain it. In the authority given to us by Jesus Christ, we rebuke every spirit of fear, intimidation, murder, theft, vandalism, violence, bullying, destruction, discord and perversion from (speak the name of your school).

 

I confess the following promises of God upon (list the name of your school).

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Holy Spirit, give us courage and help us as Christians, to share Christ with the unsaved educators and students at (speak the name of your school).  Remove the scales from the eyes of those who cannot see Your glory and faithfulness.  Use us as Your instruments to be a blessing at (speak the name of your school). Build a hedge of protection around our school. Help each educators and students to walk in love and unity towards one another. Remind all of us to watch out for one another. Let Your Spirit of love permeate our school and community.  Holy Spirit, unify our community and help us to stand against violence, crime, and injustice at (speak the name of your school).

 

Merciful Father, forgive our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) for any acts of sinfulness, including theft, strife, discord, jealousy, rivalries, violence, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, sexual immorality, lewd behaviors, selfish ambition, abuse of any type, drunkenness, wild parties, division, and other sins like these.  Forgive those at (speak the name of your school) and in our communities who do not trust in You.  Forgive those of us who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel with our educators, students and neighbors. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Eternal Lord, You are the blessed and Sovereign One; the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man can see.  Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Psalm 47:1-4,6-7, Psalm 27:1, Isaiah 32:18, Psalm 34:14, Job 1:10, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16

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August 17: A Back-to-School Prayer for Our Educators and Students

Our Father, we praise and thank You for our educators and students.  Thank You for each school and school district.  Thank You for surrounding each educator and student with favor like a shield.  We exalt You, our God and King and praise Your Name forever and ever.  We will praise You every day and forever.  Lord You are great and most worthy of praise; no one can measure Your greatness.  Each generation will tell its children of Your mighty acts and proclaim Your power.  Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains and Your justice like the ocean depths.  As a Church Family, we come clapping our hands and shouting to You with joyful praise.  You are the Lord, Most High, and You are awesome!  You are the great King of all the earth.

 

Triumphant Father, we confess that like Jesus, our students will grow in wisdom, stature and favor with You and all people.  We declare that they will focus on their studies during the school term and not grow distracted or complacent. Each student will work willingly in their classes as though they were working for You.  Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them, nor will any plague come near their homes.  We expect for You to order Your angels to protect them wherever they go.  We decree that the wisdom of God will enter and rule in their hearts.  We confess that they will respect and obey the instructions of their parents, teachers and school administrators.  We declare that the wise instruction of the teachers will be like a life-giving fountain to each student.  In Jesus’ Name, each parent will direct their children onto the right path, and when they are older they will not leave it.  Our students will have good success because they will meditate daily and obey Your Word.

 

Holy Spirit, I will pray for the following educators and students in my family and community:

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Holy Spirit, impart into our students Your spirit of excellence, like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego.  Bless our educators for their service to the Houston community and surrounding communities.  Help them to remain committed to their educational “calling.”  Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they teach. Grant each teacher wisdom, creativity, and grace to teach each child according to his or her needs, level of intelligence, and learning capabilities.  Increase the wisdom and understanding of each parent on how to partner with the schools to achieve success in their student’s education.  Bless the homes of each student to be a place of love, peace and support.  We ask You to increase the capacity of the students to learn, comprehend and excel in all areas of their education including: reading, mathematics, sciences, arts, and all required testing. During their extracurricular activities, please protect them from injury.  Help each student to develop Godly friendships this school year. Holy Spirit, create within each student, teacher, and administrator an excitement, passion and academic desire as they enter the new school year.

 

Merciful Father, forgive the sins of our educators and students (list the specific sins).  Forgive those of us in the Body of Christ, for being negligent in teaching our students to first reverence You, which is the foundation of true knowledge.  Forgive those parents for sacrificing their students to excessive television, video games, music and to the ways and customs of the world.  Forgive us, as a nation, for devaluing the worth of teachers and education.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our educators and students of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our educators and students to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Exalted Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 145:1-4, Psalm36:5-6, Psalm 47:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Luke 2:52, Colossians 3:23, Psalm 91:10-11, Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 22:6, Joshua 1:8, Daniel 1:17, Proverbs 1:7, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11

 


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August 3: A Declaration of Peace and Protection at Our Schools

Wonderful Father, we thank You for Your love and presence at (speak the name of your school). Thank You for Your provision for our educators and students. We thank You, Lord, for safety and protection for every educator and student at (speak the name of your school). Thank You for blessing our community with Your peace. We, Your people, come before You clapping our hands and shouting with joy unto You. You are awesome, Lord Most High! You subdue nations before us and put our enemies under our feet! Father, we thank You for choosing a promised land for our inheritance. We sing praises to You, our Father, and declare that You are the King over all of the earth!

 

Almighty Father, we decree that You are the Light and Salvation of our educators and students at (speak the name of your school), so they will not be afraid.  You are their fortress, protecting them from danger, so they will not tremble.  We declare that our educators and students will have peace and safety at (speak the name of your school) and that their homes will be places of rest and relaxation.  We decree that our community is vibrant and prosperous.  In Jesus’ Name, we confess that our educators and students, as well as the residents of our communities and the surrounding communities, will depart from evil and do good; we will all search for peace and work to maintain it. In the authority given to us by Jesus Christ, we rebuke every spirit of fear, intimidation, murder, theft, vandalism, violence, bullying, destruction, discord and perversion from (speak the name of your school).

 

I confess the following promises of God upon (list the name of your school).

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Holy Spirit, give us courage and help us as Christians, to share Christ with the unsaved educators and students at (speak the name of your school).  Remove the scales from the eyes of those who cannot see Your glory and faithfulness.  Use us as Your instruments to be a blessing at (speak the name of your school). Build a hedge of protection around our school. Help each educators and students to walk in love and unity towards one another. Remind all of us to watch out for one another. Let Your Spirit of love permeate our school and community.  Holy Spirit, unify our community and help us to stand against violence, crime, and injustice at (speak the name of your school).

 

Merciful Father, forgive our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) for any acts of sinfulness, including theft, strife, discord, jealousy, rivalries, violence, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, sexual immorality, lewd behaviors, selfish ambition, abuse of any type, drunkenness, wild parties, division, and other sins like these.  Forgive those at (speak the name of your school) and in our communities who do not trust in You.  Forgive those of us who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel with our educators, students and neighbors. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Eternal Lord, You are the blessed and Sovereign One; the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man can see.  Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Psalm 47:1-4,6-7, Psalm 27:1, Isaiah 32:18, Psalm 34:14, Job 1:10, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16

 


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August 2: A Back-to-School Prayer for Our Educators and Students

Our Father, we praise and thank You for our educators and students.  Thank You for each school and school district.  Thank You for surrounding each educator and student with favor like a shield.  We exalt You, our God and King and praise Your Name forever and ever.  We will praise You every day and forever.  Lord You are great and most worthy of praise; no one can measure Your greatness.  Each generation will tell its children of Your mighty acts and proclaim Your power.  Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains and Your justice like the ocean depths.  As a Church Family, we come clapping our hands and shouting to You with joyful praise.  You are the Lord, Most High, and You are awesome!  You are the great King of all the earth.

 

Triumphant Father, we confess that like Jesus, our students will grow in wisdom, stature and favor with You and all people.  We declare that they will focus on their studies during the school term and not grow distracted or complacent. Each student will work willingly in their classes as though they were working for You.  Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them, nor will any plague come near their homes.  We expect for You to order Your angels to protect them wherever they go.  We decree that the wisdom of God will enter and rule in their hearts.  We confess that they will respect and obey the instructions of their parents, teachers and school administrators.  We declare that the wise instruction of the teachers will be like a life-giving fountain to each student.  In Jesus’ Name, each parent will direct their children onto the right path, and when they are older they will not leave it.  Our students will have good success because they will meditate daily and obey Your Word.

 

Holy Spirit, I will pray for the following educators and students in my family and community:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Holy Spirit, impart into our students Your spirit of excellence, like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego.  Bless our educators for their service to the Houston community and surrounding communities.  Help them to remain committed to their educational “calling.”  Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they teach. Grant each teacher wisdom, creativity, and grace to teach each child according to his or her needs, level of intelligence, and learning capabilities.  Increase the wisdom and understanding of each parent on how to partner with the schools to achieve success in their student’s education.  Bless the homes of each student to be a place of love, peace and support.  We ask You to increase the capacity of the students to learn, comprehend and excel in all areas of their education including: reading, mathematics, sciences, arts, and all required testing. During their extracurricular activities, please protect them from injury.  Help each student to develop Godly friendships this school year. Holy Spirit, create within each student, teacher, and administrator an excitement, passion and academic desire as they enter the new school year.

 

Merciful Father, forgive the sins of our educators and students (list the specific sins).  Forgive those of us in the Body of Christ, for being negligent in teaching our students to first reverence You, which is the foundation of true knowledge.  Forgive those parents for sacrificing their students to excessive television, video games, music and to the ways and customs of the world.  Forgive us, as a nation, for devaluing the worth of teachers and education.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our educators and students of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our educators and students to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Exalted Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 145:1-4, Psalm36:5-6, Psalm 47:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Luke 2:52, Colossians 3:23, Psalm 91:10-11, Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 22:6, Joshua 1:8, Daniel 1:17, Proverbs 1:7, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11


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May 29: A Prayer for Our Graduates

Gracious Father, we thank You for our graduates. Thank You for being the source of all wisdom.  Thank You for the plans that You have for each of their lives; plans for good and not evil, so that they will each have a future and a hope.  We give thanks to You, Lord.  We call upon Your Name and make Your Name known among the people.  We will sing psalms to You, Lord and talk about all of Your wondrous works.

Blessed Father, we declare that our graduates will not turn away from Your Word. They will meditate on it day and night so that they will be successful in everything they do.  As they continue their education or enter the job market, we confess that they will trust in You with all their hearts and not depend on their own understanding.  They will seek Your will in all they do, so that You will direct their paths.  Lord, many of our youth are leaving home for the first time.  We declare that they have been taught to choose the right path, so now that they are older, they will remain on that path. They will choose Christ over culture and holiness over worldliness.  Godly wisdom will lead and guide each graduate so that in all they do, they will not gain the world and lose their souls.   We expect favor to surround each of our graduates as they enter this new phase in life.

 

List the names of those persons you know who are graduating.  Now ask the Holy Spirit how you should intercede for them:

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Loving Father, please help our graduates to surround themselves with like-minded individuals.  Holy Spirit, please remind them that the decisions they make today will have an impact on their future.  Open doors for them that no man can shut.  Help them to identify and take advantage of scholarships, grants, internship opportunities and job leads.  As they begin this new season in their lives, remind them to continually seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously so that the Father will provide them with all that they need.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our graduates for any acts of sinfulness that they have committed.  Forgive them if they have made poor decisions during their time in high school or college that is now limiting their future.  Forgive them for any illicit, illegal or inappropriate behavior that they engaged in while they were in school. Forgive those who have disrespected their parents, teachers, friends or themselves. As for me Holy Spirit, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our graduates of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, please help our graduates to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant King, You are the Lord, our Redeemer and Creator.  You are the Lord who made all things.  You alone stretched out the heavens.  You made the earth and everything in it by Yourself.  You reign forever!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Jeremiah 29:11, I Chronicles 16:8-9, Joshua 1:7-8, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 22:6, Mark 8:36, Psalm 5:12, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 44:24


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May 25: A Prayer for Our Educators

Heavenly Father, we thank You, for our educators. Thank You for blessing our educators to have a successful school year.  Thank You for each of their lives. Lord, we are grateful and we bless Your wonderful Name.  Your majestic Name fills the earth!  The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  Day after day they continually speak; night after night they make Your presence known.  Father, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls. Your decrees are trustworthy, making the simple wise.  Your commandments are right, bringing joy to the heart.  Your commands are clear, giving insight for living.  Revering You is pure, lasting forever.  Your laws are true; each one is fair.  They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.   They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the honeycomb.

Triumphant Father, we declare Your Word over our educators as they approach the end of another school year.  As the people of God, we declare that as they hunger and thirst after righteousness, they will be filled. Favor will surround our teachers like a shield and that they will have good relationships with their peers and colleagues.  Father, we know that it is Your will that they prosper and be in health as their souls prosper. We declare that their families will live in peaceful habitations, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.  We declare that stability, salvation, love, wisdom and knowledge abide in their homes.  Father, we confess that no weapon formed against our educators will prosper.

 

List a name of an educator and pray for him/her today.  Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how you can be of help him/her:

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Omnipotent Father, we ask You place a hedge of protection around our educators and their families.  Holy Spirit, touch their hearts to fear You and hate evil, pride and arrogance.  Holy Spirit, lead and guide them.  Let the mind of Christ be established in them.  Please give our educators wisdom, strength, and guidance as they organize plans and exams for the closing semester.  Holy Spirit, please refresh and renew their hearts and minds.

 

Wonderful Father, forgive our educators for all acts of sinfulness (specifically confess the sins aloud).  Forgive those educators who did not treat all of their students fairly.  Forgive those who did not wholeheartedly desire for their students to learn.  Forgive our educators for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our educators of all those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our educators to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.  Your dominion endures throughout all generations.  Lord, You reign and You are clothed with majesty; You have girded Yourself with strength.  The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.  Your throne has stood from time immemorial.  You are from the everlasting past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 


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May 10: A Prayer for Our Educators

Heavenly Father, we thank You, for our educators. Thank You for blessing our educators to have a successful school year.  Thank You for each of their lives. Lord, we are grateful and we bless Your wonderful Name.  Your majestic Name fills the earth!  The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  Day after day they continually speak; night after night they make Your presence known.  Father, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls. Your decrees are trustworthy, making the simple wise.  Your commandments are right, bringing joy to the heart.  Your commands are clear, giving insight for living.  Revering You is pure, lasting forever.  Your laws are true; each one is fair.  They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.   They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the honeycomb.

Triumphant Father, we declare Your Word over our educators as they approach the end of another school year.  As the people of God, we declare that as they hunger and thirst after righteousness, they will be filled. Favor will surround our teachers like a shield and that they will have good relationships with their peers and colleagues.  Father, we know that it is Your will that they prosper and be in health as their souls prosper. We declare that their families will live in peaceful habitations, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.  We declare that stability, salvation, love, wisdom and knowledge abide in their homes.  Father, we confess that no weapon formed against our educators will prosper.

List a name of an educator and pray for him/her today.  Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how you can be of help him/her:

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Omnipotent Father, we ask You place a hedge of protection around our educators and their families.  Holy Spirit, touch their hearts to fear You and hate evil, pride and arrogance.  Holy Spirit, lead and guide them.  Let the mind of Christ be established in them.  Please give our educators wisdom, strength, and guidance as they organize plans and exams for the closing semester.  Holy Spirit, please refresh and renew their hearts and minds.

 

Wonderful Father, forgive our educators for all acts of sinfulness (specifically confess the sins aloud).  Forgive those educators who did not treat all of their students fairly.  Forgive those who did not wholeheartedly desire for their students to learn.  Forgive our educators for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our educators of all those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help our educators to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.  Your dominion endures throughout all generations.  Lord, You reign and You are clothed with majesty; You have girded Yourself with strength.  The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.  Your throne has stood from time immemorial.  You are from the everlasting past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 19:1-2,7-10, Matthew 5:6, Proverbs 4:7, Psalm 5:12,  III John 2, Isaiah 32:18, Isaiah 54:17, Job 1:10, Proverbs 8:13, Philippians 2:5, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 145:13, Psalm 93:1-2