Three things to pray before going to school
Start your day by spending a couple of minutes talking to God.
No matter how old you are, or whether you go to school, college or are working, starting the day with prayer is always a great idea. David talked about praying in the morning in Psalm 4 when he wrote:
"In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly."
With that in mind, here are three things you may want to consider praying about before you go to school each day. You can pray these things in just a couple of minutes, and they will help you focus on living each day for the glory of God.
1. Give thanks
Think about your life and all the good things God has given you. Thank Him for these things.
Thank God that you are able to go to school to learn and grow as a person. With almost 60 million children around the world who don't have access to education, give thanks that you do.
Thank God for Jesus and for his death and resurrection that mean you are forgiven and have eternal life (it helps put small school problems into perspective!).
2. Pray for yourself
Ask God to help you be a shining light for Him in your school today.
Ask Him for strength to do the right thing and to live in a way that pleases Him.
Ask Him to help you treat teachers and other students with love and respect.
3. Pray for someone else
Think of someone — a friend, enemy or someone you don't yet know very well —and ask that they will come to know Jesus.
If you find someone difficult to deal with at school, pray that you will have patience with them & be able to love them.
If you know someone going through a difficult time, pray that you can get alongside them and show them God's love in action.
Pray that God will give you an opportunity to share what you believe with someone today.