Prayer for Students – Why is it important?
Prayer for students is vitally important in culture today. School campuses are full of temptation and negative influences targeting students. Prayer is a way to influence students to make wise choices and excel in their studies.
There are many topics in the curriculum that will impact their decision making for years to come. Our youth and young adults approach a time of their lives where they will make significant decision about careers, marriage, children, and other life choices.
Can we live without prayer? No. We need communication with God. He can do anything without man, but He will not because He created us to love Him and love others. He establishes His kingdom through us by prayer. Prayer is one way to build our faith and expectations of His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Prayer can greatly impact students’ lives, faith, and outlook on their future.
Prayer for Students – What do I pray?
In my prayer for students, what do I pray for? Get to know students who are in your family, neighborhood, and church. As you interact with them, you will realize the problems and situations that they face. Here are some suggestions for how to pray for them:
- Many struggle with classes or courses. Pray for wisdom as they listen to lectures and complete homework. Pray for good recall during testing.
- Pray for students as they encounter philosophies or theories that are contrary to their beliefs.
- Pray that their parents will provide good guidance and help them make wise decisions.
- The financial burden of tuition and books is costly. Ask God to provide for their needs.
- Pray for those who struggle with balancing a job and class attendance.
- Pray for students to have accountability and encouragement from a group of Christians.
- Pray that God lead them into a relationship with Him and strengthen their faith.
- Follow the guidance given in the Bible. These verses can be prayed for students.
“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing” (Philippians 2:14-16).
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
“Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22).
Prayer for Students – How do I pray?
How can I implement prayer for students on a regular basis? Here are some practical suggestions.
- Prayer walk on campus – Consider having a prayer walk around the school or university in your community. These campuses usually have parking areas and streets near them. That’s a great place to start. Walk around the area while praying for the students who attend. Pray for success in their studies, for them to make good choices, and to say no to temptation. Pray also for the professors, teachers, and administration.
- Prayer Team – Other Christians may be interested in praying for students in your local area. Think about starting a weekly prayer team for your school.
- Influence specific students – Email short prayers to students you already know. Encourage them in their studies and ask them for ways you can pray for them.
Prayer for students is essential. You have an important role in their lives. Many students leave their faith during these crucial years. With your prayers, their spiritual lives could be enhanced and remain strong.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
– We have all
and deserve God’s judgment.
, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.
, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He
for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was
rose from the dead
according to the
. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your
, declaring, “
Jesus is Lord
,” you will be saved from
and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
Yes, today I am deciding to follow JesusYes, I am already a follower of JesusI still have questions
Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this school and the community within it. Thank you for bringing my students to this classroom safely, and for the ability to give them food for their bellies and activities to stretch their minds.
I pray for humility as I learn from my mentor teachers. Please give me a discerning heart so I know when to incorporate the teaching practices I observe and when to rely on my own knowledge.
Allow me to recognize when to push my students’ thinking and when to give them grace. Help me find the right words to say as I encourage Your children to think critically, explore freely, and care for each other always. Provide me with an awareness of my biases and privileges so I can provide equitable education.
For those who don’t know You, Lord, I pray that they catch a glimpse of You and Your everlasting love. I pray that my students learn that they were made perfect in Your image, God, and that their unique talents are part of Your perfect design.
For those who return to broken homes, I pray that they learn that their reality is not indicative of their value. For those who are struggling with big emotions, Lord I ask that you give me the tools to help me share my peace with them.
If danger strikes today, Lord, let me shelter my students and protect them from harm. Allow me to highlight their strengths and support them in their struggles. Above all else Lord, let me look to You and Your infinite wisdom always.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Student’s Prayer of Notre Dame of Isulan-Day Class 2010
O God, as you know,
I am a student, trying to
prepare myself for my future.
I thank you for this privilege
of pursuing my education.
Help me to be diligent in my
studies, attentive in class, active
in school programs, respectful
and grateful to my teachers,
and kind to my classmates.
Lord grant me the light and
grace of your Holy Spirit so
that I may learn easily. Give me
a keen mind to understand my
lessons, retentive memory and
a facility in language, expressing
myself. Help me to pass my test
and examinations successfully,
and to bring honor to myself,
my family and my school.
Lord, I thank you for my parents
and others who provide everything
I need as a student. Bless them,
Lord for their kindness to me.
Let me never forget their sacrifices
for my welfare. Grant Lord that
I may advance, not only in my
academics knowledge but also in
divine knowledge and faith. Bless
me and all my classmates in our paths
though life and keep us always safe
in your love and care. Amen.
Gita Ashok (6/8/2010 12:42:00 AM)
Fantastic. This is the prayer that has been going down from one generation to the other. It took me back to my own school days and I remembered the anecdotes my father told me about his own school days. Now here I am looking at my children’s high school days! (Report) Reply
Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/30/2009 8:39:00 AM)
Oh! Goddess of knowledge and wisdom!
Many born with me have no source
To pursue education with resource…………..very nice poemand educative too…eserves….10
read mine son…no teacher please..smiley
(Report) Reply Surya . (7/5/2009 12:14:00 AM)
like father, like son. a good investment in education for the well being of the progeny.very nice write
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Sathyanarayana M V S (8/29/2008 2:26:00 AM)
A humble, ideal and sincere prayer of a student….with commitments to the society..very well written…ideal for every one to follow….I feel it is very difficult to compose prayers like this. Your capabilities are phenomenal Sir.
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Mamta Agarwal (6/29/2008 1:43:00 AM)
gratitude is becoming a rare virtue these days. i wish more students felt this way. very good message and well composed. (Report) Reply
Rema Prasanna (5/23/2008 1:17:00 AM)
Virtuous student prays for the right motive, let his prayer be answered, a good write with a meaningful message (Report) Reply