Here’s how you can support those going back to school and work.

Prayers for Students

Heavenly Father,

We pray for all of the students
Who are returning to school
Give them stability as their normal routines
Have been turned upside-down
Give them grace as they catch up on their studies,
Using new methods and following a new schedule
Provide help for the ones not coping well
And peace for the ones who are anxious
Draw near to them in a special way
And turn their hearts and minds to You
Make this a special season of learning and growing
In unexpected ways
Help them re-enter school and normal life
Smoothly and without fear
Lead them to cast their cares and anxieties onto You
Knowing that You can use all things for our good
Make this time a season of unexpected blessings

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

Prayers for Workers

Heavenly Father,

As some of us return to office or factories to work
We pray for journey’s mercies
In our daily commute
Help us to practise safe distancing and social responsibility
Being mindful to adopt the new safety measures
For those of us working from home
Give us the discipline to work hard and rest well
Help us to shine for Jesus in our email replies and online meetings
May Your Spirit, who gives us love, power, and self-discipline,
Help us to work diligently as to the Lord, honouring You in our deeds and words
Bless the work of our hands, and use the fruit of our labour to bless others
Grant us a good day of meaningful service
And grace to deal with the day’s challenges.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen