(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
God, my Father, I thank You sincerely for my life and all the good things You have given me. Thank You for giving me a home to live in and a family to love. I thank You that I am able to go to school to learn and grow as a person when millions of children around the world do not have access to education. I thank You, Father, for sending Jesus, Your Son, and for His death and resurrection through which I’m forgiven my faults and failures and granted eternal life (put small school problems into perspective). Amen.
2. Pray for Yourself
God, help me to be a shining light for You in my school today. Give me the strength to do the right thing and to live in a way that pleases You. Let me be a friend to those in need and place others always before me. Help me to treat teachers and other students with love and respect. Amen.
3. Pray for Someone Else
Bless my friend (Name/Names) and all the other students in my class. My loving Father in Heaven, I pray especially for (Think of someone—a friend/friends or someone you don’t yet know very well) that he/she/they will come to know Jesus. Lord, I pray for (Name/Names) that I will have patience with him/her/them and be able to love him/her/them. (If you find someone difficult to deal with at school). Lord, I also pray for (Name/Names) that I can get along with him/her/them and show him/her/them God’s love in action. (If you know someone going through a difficult time). Dear Lord, please give me an opportunity to share the Good News with someone today that You are a loving and forgiving God. Amen