A Prayer for High School Students

Area high school students begin school today. I’d like to share a prayer for them again this year…

High School is beginning. Millions of young people, along with faculty and staff, are gathering across the country. Freshmen are beginning a new chapter in their lives. Seniors begin to make decisions for their lives after high school. Filled with new discoveries and relationships, as well as memories that often last a lifetime for students and parents, it is a remarkable time for everyone.

Let’s ask God to bless our young people and all who teach. I especially remember Immanuel’s students who graduated and are now attending Palatine, Fremd, Schaumburg, Barrington, Hoffman Estates, St. Viator, and Lake Zurich high schools, among others.

Here is a prayer I wrote for you. Please make it yours!

Dearest Jesus,

At 12 years old, you set the standard of learning for us when you went to the temple, sat among the teachers and asked them questions. Many high school students are returning to school where they will also “sit among the teachers.” We thank and praise you for the opportunities you give us to learn and grow in all ways.

For those anxious about school, calm and reassure them.

For those who lack friends, bring healthy relationships in to their lives.

For those who are challenged to learn, surround them with people who care and provide guidance.

For those who excel, may they recognize the gifts you provide and use them to the well-being of others.

For all, students, teachers, staff and parents assure them that you are the Lord of All, the Prince of Peace, and our Savior, in whose name we pray.  Amen

Wise men and women are always learning,
always listening for fresh insights. Proverbs 18:15 (MSG)

See you in church,
Pastor Tom

Author: Pastor Tom

Pastor Tom Acton

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