A prayer at the start of a new school year

A new year starts for so many children and teachers this week. Our household will see our oldest now entering grade school. We parents find ourselves unsure of how he will do with his new teacher and classmates, unsure of how we will navigate more homework in the evenings, and unsure how we will do at getting him to school on time again now that summer is over! 

This is always a good time to pray. It's a good time to pray for our own children, and it is certainly a good time to pray for other people's children.

How good it is that we have a God who joins us in our anxiety and renews our strength. 

Below is prayer that came to my heart prayer this week:

God of Life, Father of All, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world. Bless all who teach and all who learn, that wisdom is taught, love is made known, and all your children are safe. I pray these things for the sake of your love. Amen.