I know many of you have children going back to school today..maybe even some for the first time. You are anxious….will my child be okay? will they make friends? will they like their teacher? will they miss me?
All of these feelings are normal and no matter how old our children get, we will always love and worry about them.
Here is a prayer that might help to bring you some comfort today:
As my children leave for school,
I pray that you will keep them in your care.
Send your Spirit to open their minds
to all that is true and beautiful and good.
Help them to see the gifts and talents
you have given them and to use them well.
Help them to grow in knowledge and wisdom.
Help them to be kind to others
and lead others to be kind to them.
Give their teachers patience and understanding
and help them teach what is just and true.
Send your angels to guide and guard my children
and to keep them from all harm.
Open their young hearts to your presence
and enfold them in your peace and protection.
Hold them in the palm of your hand
and bring them home safely at day’s end.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.