Scriptures To Pray Over Students, Parents, Teachers, Administrators & Legislators

4Tucson Prayer Domain 10-1-2022

If one were to do a general search on the internet the importance Scripture gives to protecting our
children, one might find upwards of 100+ bible verses. While this is praying over our schools and
education as a whole – we should always be aware of how our Lord sees children.

Please use this document in conjunction with the Prayer Points for Education. Allow the leadership of the
Holy Spirit (Ruach ha’Kodesh) to guide you in how to use these verses in your prayers. Don’t let the
length or number of verses be a stumbling block. Give yourself permission to scan through and rest on
the one or two that resonates within your spirit. Allow the Lord to open up new Bible verses that may
not be in this document.

There is much to pray for with regards to education. The news reminds us this each and every day. But,
praise the Lord that He is above the fray and is calling His people to greater levels of prayer.

  1.  Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his
    abilities and talents], Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Prov. 22:6 AMP
  2.  It would be to his advantage that he have a millstone hung around his neck and he be
    thrown into the sea, rather than that he ensnare one of these little ones. Luke 17:2 CJB
  3. Children are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. Prov. 17:6 ESV
  4. I have told you these things, so that you may have peace in me. In this world you are going
    to have trouble. But be courageous! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 EHV
  5. So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere
    mortals do to me?” Heb. 13:6 NIV
  6. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit]
    of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a
    calm, well-balanced mind and self-control]. 2 Tim. 1:7 AMP
  7. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”
    (which is the first commandment with a promise), “so that it may be well with you, and you
    may live long on the earth.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them
    up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Eph. 6:1-4 TLV
  8. Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the
    destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
    Psalm 82:3-4 ESV
  9. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20 NIV
  10. But you, Adonai (O Lord), are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. Psalm 3:4 TLV
  11. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity,
    seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose
    you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. Titus 2:7-8 NIV
  12. The heart of the wise has power over his mouth and adds learning to his lips. Proverbs
    16:23 NLV
  13. The godly speak wise words and promote justice. Psalm 37:30 NET
  14. When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how
    you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that
    time what you should say. Luke 12:11-12 ESV
  15. I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and
    empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready
    for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and
    confident peace.]. Philippians 4:13 AMP
  16. But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for
    others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting],
    kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no
    law. Galatians 5:22-23 AMP
  17. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all; your
    ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
  18. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,[a] who gives to all without hesitation and
    without reproach; and it will be given to him. James 1:5 TLV
  19. I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will advise you with My
    eye upon you. Psalms 32:8 NASB
  20. ..but treat the Messiah as holy, as Lord in your hearts; while remaining always ready to
    give a reasoned answer to anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you — yet
    with humility and fear…. 1 Peter 3:15 CJB
  21. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of
    blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9 NLT
  22. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Do not set foot on the
    path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Proverbs 4:13-14 NIV
  23. She opens her mouth with wisdom. The teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs
    31:26 NLV
  24. Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who
    teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.” Isa. 48:17 ESV
  25. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate,
    submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow
    peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:17-18 NIV
  26. But when I am afraid, I will put my confidence in you. Yes, I will trust the promises of God.
    And since I am trusting him, what can mere man do to me? Psalms 56:3-4 TLB
  27. But I say to all of you who will listen to me: love your enemies, do good to those who hate
    you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who treat you badly. Luke 6:27-28
  28. The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over
    your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalms 121:7-8 NIV
  29. Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the
    widow. Isaiah 1:17 KJV
  30. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your
    God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV (see
    also Hebrews 13:5)