Back to School Prayer Guide

Here is a guide to pray through as you and your family prepare for the new school year.
July 26, 2022

What is a prayer journey?

Going somewhere – around the corner or around the world – for the primary purpose of intercessory prayer on location.

What is a prayer walk?

A method of intercessory prayer that involves walking while praying at the location of the Prayer Journey. The term prayer-walking does not appear in the Bible, but it is a strategy for the principle of unceasing, intercessory prayer (praying for others). When we prayer-walk, we can pray on location, and we can use our five senses. God may enable us to see, hear, taste, feel, or smell something and give us a better sense of how to pray. You may want to take your Bible with you and read certain portions of Scripture. God is pleased to hear His Word spoken and prayed. As you walk around the school be alert to what God may show you. Be sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Talk to God about the upcoming school year and ask Him to be glorified in what goes on at that particular school this year. Below are some ideas to get you started:


  • Grow in the grace and knowledge of God.
  • Grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man
  • For believers to share their faith For those who don’t know Jesus to hear the gospel
  • Have a safe and enjoyable year
  • Respect their teachers
  • Build new friendships with classmates.


  • Be well prepared to teach.
  • Would set positive examples for children.
  •  Kept safe from illness and injury.
  • Believers to be able to share their faith with students.
  •  Work well with other teachers and staff.
  • Would take care of own families while teaching others.


  • Principals to lead and guide school with wisdom.
  •  Relationships between parents, students, teachers, and staff.
  • Create an environment for learning to occur.
  • Able to take care of own families while teaching others.

School Grounds

Front Door

  • As children walk through the door, they will know Jesus as the gate for the sheep (John 10:7-9).


  • To be a place where children learn academics, but also a place to grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and men (Luke 2:52).


  • To be kept safe, but also to know that physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things (1 Timothy 4:8).


  • For children, teachers, and staff to know God’s ways and His truth; “Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

Flag Pole

  • That the name of Jesus would be displayed just as flags are displayed.


  • That believers would be “like trees planted by streams of water, which yield its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers” (Psalm 1:3).


  • That as children look outside, they would know God through His creation.

Parking Lot

  • Children would arrive and depart from school in safety Use your senses and see if God brings other Scripture passages to mind. Intercede for the teachers, students, staff, and parents, as God directs. May He be pleased as we pray on location at our schools.