You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  -Matthew 5:14-16 NIV



Cover the schools in your area with prayer for the coming year. Continue to pray throughout the year! Use the prayer guide below or download the Back-to-School Prayer Walk Guide HERE.

4:00pm            Elementary Schools
5:00pm            Middle Schools
6:00pm            High Schools
Homeschool    Gather in your learning space



Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

Pray that every student would:

  • come to know Christ deeply
  • know who they are in Christ, loved wholly and completely
  • have a desire to learn
  • find special friendships and feel connected and loved
  • be respectful, kind, and courteous to teachers, staff, and peers
  • have purity
  • keep their eyes on Jesus
  • that students would be protected from: peer pressure, bullying, drugs and alcohol, insecurity, gossip and misunderstandings, sickness and injuries


I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV

Pray that teachers would:

  • know and follow Christ wholeheartedly
  • have confidence in teaching, knowledge, and wisdom
  • work with unity
  • show patience throughout the year
  • would stand firm in their faith
  • be safe from illness


These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NIV

Pray that every family would:

  • be a light in their neighborhood and school
  • have healthy marriages
  • show financial wisdom
  • have peace and joy in parenting
  • have parents who are actively involved with their kids and the school
  • spend time as a family to develop faith through Bible reading, prayer, and devotions
  • have parents that model what it means to follow Jesus to their children

Administrative & Staff Support

Show me your ways, Lord, 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. Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

Pray that they would have:

  • a true and deep faith in Jesus
  • wisdom and guidance to make the best decisions possible
  • unity
  • leadership skills and knowledge
  • protection, health, and faith in staff marriages and families
  • that they would be treated with gratitude
  • to see the difference they make in students’ lives