***Updated in July 2021 to include versions for either a COVID-friendly school year and/or a “normal” school year.***
Encourage the children and families in your ministry to start their school year with focused, intentional prayer. This prayer journal for kids includes 7 days of prayer prompts for the beginning of the school year, including peace, teachers, friends, church leaders, family, contentment, and the school year.
Each day of the prayer journal includes scripture to read, a prayer prompt on a specific topic, a space for kids to journal their prayer, and a short prayer activity for kids to complete on their own or with their family. *There is even a page in the prayer journal for you to include a customizable note to your kids/families. See a preview of a few pages of the journal here.
Updated September 2020: A version of the prayer journal designed for Christian teachers to share with their students! In this version, the “Pray For Your Church Leaders” page is replaced with a “Pray For Your School Administration & Leaders” page.
You can print copies and distribute to your families or share with your families via email or online through a password-protected site. This printable is intentionally black-and-white so kids can color it to make it their own + help parents and leaders save printer ink. And if you want to equip parents with intentional prayer prompts for the beginning of the school year, check out our Back to School Blessings.
This download includes:
- 20+ page prayer journal for kids (double-sided PDF, single-sided PDF, and text-only Word document)
- Individual pages of the journal for distribution on your own timeline (PDF)
- Versions of the above journals with COVID-friendly (online learning, etc.) language AND for a normal school year
- Backpack tags printables (PDF in color and PDF in black/white)
- Bookmarks Printable (PDF in color and PDf in black/white)
- Social media images to promote and encourage prayer (.png)
*Editable PDF Instructions: The editable PDF documents will only work in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows PC or Mac, so make sure you have this installed. Adobe Reader is free to use and you can download it here. Subscription to Adobe is not needed. The PDFs will NOT be editable if you use the Adobe Reader app on mobile devices or tablets.
This product is a digital download, which means you will receive a link to download the files after completing the check-out process. Please note: It is too large of a file to view on a mobile device.
Jennifer Williams (verified owner) –
I am so pleased with this product and the flexibility to use it in different settings! With all of the craziness of starting school back up this year (some kids going to school in person, learning virtually, or doing hybrid schooling) it seemed especially evident that prayer was going to be important for families this fall! I wanted to send something to families to let them know that I was praying for them! I also wanted to equip parents to lead their kids through this season with a focus on prayer. I was able to print these packets and mail them to each family. I chose to print the copy without specific days assigned (day one, day two, etc.) so that families could work through the packet at their own pace. I appreciated the page where I could type my own personal note to kids and encourage them! Because I am certain that some families won’t find time to use this resource on their own, I am also using the packet during my weekly Zoom calls with kids so I can guide them through the prayer activities. I am planning on incorporating these ideas into prayer stations next September when we are meeting in person. I highly recommend this versatile resource!