A Back To School Prayer

A Back To School Prayer

Heavenly Father,
 
You are a good God and I trust You. I trust You with me and I trust You with my kids. I give You today and all the feelings that come with it: mourning, loss, change, excitement, eagerness, and fear. I know that You are with us today as we embark on this year’s journey.
 
Help me to make room for the feelings. I want to hold space for myself and my children as we move through this transition.
 
Help me to show grace to myself when I lose my patience.
 
Help me to be present for this new thing we are doing.
 
Hold me close and remind me that You are near to us.
 
Thank You, Jesus, for being in the big and little things. Surround my children with people who love them, and for them to see those in need of loving. Challenge my kids to grow as each new opportunity presents itself.
 
Draw my heart towards You through it all.
 
Amen.