Praying for the kids we lead is one of the most important things we can do as children’s ministry leaders, especially during seasons of transition like back-to-school time. So mark off time on your calendar or to-do list this week, and spend at least 5 minutes a day praying these 10 scriptures over the kids you lead.

  1. Ephesians 4:32 – Ask God to help them be kind.
  2. Joshua 1:9 – Praise God for always being with them.
  3. Proverbs 10:9 – Ask God to help them walk in integrity this year.
  4. Psalm 56:3 – Ask God to help them put their trust in Him.
  5. Philippians 4:6-7 – Ask God to help them not worry.
  6. Luke 2:52 – Ask God to help them grow this year.
  7. Proverbs 17:17 – Pray for their friends.
  8. Colossians 3:23 – Ask God to help them work hard.
  9. James 1:5 – Ask God to give them wisdom.
  10. Philippians 4:12 – Pray for their contentment in all circumstances.

These verses are some of the ones included in the Back-to-School Scripture Scratch-Off Family Devotion +Prayer Resource! It’s a fun and simple way to encourage a daily habit of prayer and reading scripture as kids head back to school! Learn more about this resource here.

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