A Prayer for Christian Education

Father in heaven, you are the only wise God in whom is all knowledge and truth. Teach us to accept your words and to store up your commands within us. By your mighty Spirit turn our ear to wisdom and apply our hearts to understanding.

Your Son Jesus Christ has become for us wisdom from you, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Incline our hearts and minds to follow him, who is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

We pray for our children. Open their ears to hear the voice of the Good Shepherd who has called each of them by name. Cause them to recognize his voice, to listen to him, and to follow him wherever he leads them. Prevent them from following the voices of strangers, who are thieves and robbers. May their teachers help our children recognize your voice, Lord Jesus, and be shining examples of wisdom, holiness, and virtue.

May your good Spirit lead both teachers and students to behold with wonder and reverence all that you reveal and all that there is to discover in your magnificent creation, in this your vast universe. May they find in him the source and light, the path and destination of every subject, lesson, and discovery. May all who teach and learn bow in humble worship before your majesty and glory and splendour, which is evident in all the works of your hands.

Bless and guide all who are involved in the educational endeavour, not only the staff and students, but also all the parents, all the volunteers and administrators, boards and committees, school societies and donors, and all others who contribute in any way. Grant daily protection to those who travel to and from the various campuses by bus or bike, on foot or in vehicles. Protect the children from injury to body or spirit on the playgrounds, in the classrooms, and everywhere else. Fill the souls, minds, and mouths of our children with everything that is virtuous, right, peaceful, and good. Preserve their bodies in holiness, integrity, and health. Do all this, never for our own self-exaltation and pride, but always and alone for your greater glory.

Amen.

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