Join us to pray for our schools and universities. Followed by coffee and light refreshments.

Thank You, Lord, for a new school year and for a new season of beginning. Bless our students with inquiry, wisdom, confidence, hope, and kindness. Help them to know You walk beside them, and behind them, making a path before them; giving them hope for a future in You. Equip our teachers, mentors, tutors, staff, and administrators with wisdom and truth; discernment and creativity; patience and perseverance. Give them a heart to love well, and to see the needs of the students in their care. Bless the work of the support staff who often work behind the scenes. Those in grounds and facilities, transportation, food services, safety, and security, and those who provide wrap-around services to ensure that every student has access to the education they deserve. Be near to parents, grandparents, families, and caregivers as they support and nurture learning. Provide them with the resources they need, the encouragement to persevere, and a vision for the future held in Your precious hands. Guard our schools with Your protection. Wrap Your arms around those who come and go from school and spend their days inside and around the classroom. Give us clarity to see and support those who are without a friend. Be our guide in this new year. Our hope is in You, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.