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11 Prayers for High School Students

1. Protection Prayer

Lord of Heaven’s Armies, so many bad things are happening in high schools around the world. Many people have lost their lives because of shootings and drug abuse. Lord, save us from the snare of the devil. Cover us with your feathers and help us to find refuge under your wings. I pray to you that no weapon formed against this school or any other school in the world shall prosper. Thank you for always watching over us. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

2. Courage Prayer

Almighty and Everlasting God, you are my rock and fortress. I call upon you to be my shield. As I go back to school, Lord, keep my lamp burning in my studies and relationships. Arm me with strength so that I may be able to handle the different challenges that we face at school. Give me the courage to face each day with grace and love. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

3. Academic Excellence Prayer

Lord Jesus, I dedicate my studies to you. Give me the knowledge and skills in all subjects that I take. Help me to be at the top and not at the bottom, to be the head and not the tail in every subject. Grant me the grace to understand everything that is taught in class. Help me to be hardworking and not lazy in class and even in extracurricular activities. Lord, thank you for the gifts and talents that you’ve given me. May I use them to bear fruit in my academics and my spiritual life. Lord, help me to depend on your promises, for they are Yes and Amen. Reveal your love and plans to me in everything that I learn. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

4. Patience Prayer

Lord, at times, life is rough at school, but with you I know I will excel in my studies. Help me to be patient with my teachers, fellow students, and myself, Lord. Help me not to grow weary in my studies because I will reap the harvest of excellent grades in due time. Give me endurance in all that I do at school and at home. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

5. Praise Prayer

Lord of Unfailing Love, thank you for showing me unfailing love and kindness. I praise you for enabling me to be a student in this great school. Father, I thank you for our teachers, the administration, the parents and my fellow students. Thank you for protecting me from the terror by night, the arrow that flies by day, the pestilence that stalks in darkness and the plague that destroys at midday. Be with me in everything that I do at school and back at home. It is in Jesus’ name that I believe and pray, Amen.

6. Wisdom Prayer

Way Maker, Promise Keeper, our Father in Heaven, we ask you to give us wisdom and guidance in all our studies. Help us to make decisions that align with your word and bring glory to your name. Give us clarity so that we don’t fall into the traps of peer pressure. Give us insight on how to manage crucial aspects of our high school life and teach us to listen and adhere to school rules and regulations. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

7. Favor Prayer

God of Miracles, I cannot handle life at school without you. Give me favor with my teachers and my fellow students. Help me to read your word and meditate on it day and night so that I can be like a tree that is planted by the river bank. Holy Spirit, give me direction so that I can live according to the plans God has for me. Grant my parents favor at their work that they may always have the money to pay school fees in time and take care of our family. Lord, I pray for those students who come from low-income families. Please grant them your favor that they may find people to help them and their families financially so that they can eat, live and study without worry. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

8. Love for Others Prayer

Lord God, you tell us in your word to love others as we love ourselves. Help me to show love to every student I interact with when I’m at school. Help me to respect everyone and devote myself to showing others Christ-like love. Forgive my shortcomings and help me to overflow with your love. May I never seek revenge when my fellow students offend me. Instead, let me be quick to forgive them so that they can see the glory of Jesus Christ in me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

9. Christ Who Strengthens Me Prayer

Lord of Power, your word says that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. As we approach exams, help me perform well in all subjects. Give me the wisdom and strength to do exceptionally well. Lord, remove fear from my heart and help me to be as bold as a lion when I take my exams. There are subjects that I find difficult, but Lord, I know that you’re with me, and because of that, I will excel in them. Lord, I have friends who are struggling academically, spiritually and socially. Lord, let them know that you are more than able to help them overcome whatever is going on in their lives. May they draw strength from you alone. Help those who are struggling with addictions. Let your grace be sufficient for them so that they can overcome these addictions. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

10. Right Relationships Prayer

Father, finding the right friends in high school is very difficult. It is easy to succumb to peer pressure. But Lord, you are my shepherd, I choose to listen to your voice and follow your ways. Connect me to the right friends and separate me from people who do not honor your name. Fill my friends and me with your love and help us to understand each other. Help us to forgive each other when we make mistakes and may we always build each other up. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

11. Prayer for My Teachers and Administrators

Heavenly Father, I bring our teachers and administrators before your throne of grace this day. Lord, give them wisdom so that they may be able to lead my school in the right direction. Let those who don’t know you come to know that you’re the only true God who was and is. May they always look up to you in everything that they do. You know the challenges that they’re going through at home and even here at school. Help them, Lord, and grant them peace and joy everlasting. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

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