Back to School Prayer for Students and Staff

God of Wisdom and Grace, 
As the school year begins anew, we offer prayers of thanksgiving for those who work within the educational system: teachers, classroom assistants, janitors, lunch workers, aids, administrators, and bus drivers. We pray for students and parents - may they experience openness, patience, safety, and hope. May our faith communities be sources of support, care, and Your abundant love. 
Lord, may this school year be filled with eagerness and peace. We lift this all up to you. Amen.