Bless your kids with this back to school prayer challenge. Cover them from head-to-toe with an intentional prayer process you can continue throughout the year.
Keep reading to find out how to join us!
We started school last week. I’ve got one child (my 4th grade girl) who is super excited about the year ahead and everything she will learn. And I’ve got another (my 1st grade boy) who is struggling with the adjustment of going back to school.
Our kids are so different. Each one of them have unique personalities and needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting but there is ONE THING; one tool that is essential and effective for parents of faith. . .
When we get busy, our prayer life suffers. We rush out the door in the morning without pausing to pray. We collapse into bed at night, exhausted from the long day and we fail to connect with God. Can you relate? It’s so easy to forget to recharge through prayer; to reconnect our lifeline and discover the power that comes when we lay our desperate requests before God.
Our family (and probably yours) needs the practice of prayer if we’re going to be successful as life-changing believers. We want to make an impact on the world around us by sharing God’s love and truth. We want our kids to walk strong in their identity and their faith so they can thrive in the crazy world we live in.
We spend our time and energy doing all the things to make our kids happy and successful and well adjusted when there is but ONE THING that will truly make a difference.
But where do we start? That’s often the question that gets us stuck. So I sat down last month to think through all the ways I wanted to pray for my kids as they head back to school. As I wrote, I realized I was essentially covering them from head to toe with God’s truth and promises. Through my prayer preparation, I created a 10-day prayer challenge for parents to use as they launch their kids into a new school year.
In this 10-day prayer challenge, we’ll join together as parents who desire to give our children a firm foundation of faith and pray over our kiddos from head-to-toe. Starting with their mind and working all the way down to the feet they stand on and walk with we’ll pray:
- for focus and clarity. . .
- for noticing eyes. . .
- for words of life to grace their lips. . .
- for growth in friendships. . .
- for diligence in work. . .
- for strength in leadership and convictions.
When you join the challenge, you get this adorable printable with prompts plus a daily email for 10 days with a scripture + prayer to pray over your kids.
And as a special bonus, you’ll also get our Great Big World printable (how cute is that?!). Hang it by the door or somewhere your kiddos can see it as they leave the house each day.
There’s a great big world out there, waiting to be loved by YOU!
My biggest prayer is that my kids would be healthy and whole and confident enough to share God’s love freely and abundantly.
Our kids need us to intercede on their behalf; to cover every part of their being with the power of prayer so they can walk peacefully and confidently as they grow through life.
Let’s link arms in prayer over our kids this school year. Will you join us?
Want to go deeper in preparing your kids for the school year? Grab The Popularity Principle family Bible study and teach your kids to measure their worth by God’s standards. Using Proverbs 3:3-4, this study will dig into what it means to grow a God reputation. Popularity will come and go but a God reputation lasts a lifetime.
Find out more about this FREE study HERE.
Head-to-Toe Prayer Challenge
Send your kids back-to-school covered in prayer from head-to-toe! This 10 day challenge will guide you through an intentional prayer process you can continue throughout the year.