The Ultimate List of Prayers for Your Homeschool

As parents, we have a high calling and tremendous responsibility to raise our children in the tender nurture and loving discipline of the Lord. As homeschooling parents, we have made a deeper commitment to the Lord and to our children to diligently train, instruct and educate them according to what we believe is God’s best for them.

Homeschooling is a lifestyle, involving so much more than academics. It involves surrendering our ways to the Lord’s ways, and continually seeking His wisdom and guidance. It involves family unity and peace, finances, planning, and sometimes dealing with sickness or lack – all while trying to give each of our children a quality education.

(Homeschooling also involves saving one’s sanity on a regular basis).

Therefore, we must learn to continually lean upon the Lord and trust in the integrity of His Word as we go about our daily homeschooling lives.

Whatever situation you face in your homeschool, the Bible has the answer to it. The Word of God is alive and powerful (Hebrews 4:12 NKJ), and by praying in line with Scripture, we can be sure that we will receive the answer or help we need.

I have compiled a list of suggested prayers concerning various situations you might encounter in your homeschool with the scriptures I based them on.

Also, if you “Like” Flourish on Facebook, you will be able to download free printable prayer sheets to utilize each day. 

 I. Prayers For Parents: Vision & Provision 

    • God’s Vision and Plan for Your Homeschool Father, Your Word says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” It also says, “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” So, we ask You, first of all, for Your vision and plan for our homeschool. We purpose to obey completely and to follow Your plan for our family. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Ps. 127:1 NIV; Pr. 19:21 NLT)
    • Wisdom & Understanding Father, as we undertake a new school year in our home, we ask that You would give us spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that we might grow in our knowledge of You. We ask You to give us a complete understanding of what You want to do in our lives, so the way we live will always honor and please You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Eph. 1:17 NLT; Col. 1:9-10 NLT)
    • Guidance to Make the Right Decision Father, please help us to make the right decisions for our family concerning our homeschool,  learning methods, and curriculum choices. I ask You to lead us in the right path. Tell us clearly what to do, and show us which way to turn. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Ps. 5:8 NLT)
    • Strength Father, although I may feel very weak or inadequate homeschooling my children, Your Word says, “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’” Therefore, I align myself with Your Word. I believe that You are the Strength of my life. I am strong in You, Lord, and in the power of Your might. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You for Your strength as I homeschool my children. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Joel 3:10 KJV; Ps. 27:1 KJV; Eph. 6:10 KJV; Phil. 4:13 NIV)
    • Financial Provision Father, I thank You for promising that if we would honor You with our finances by tithing and joyfully giving, that You would bless us abundantly. Right now, I stop worrying and stressing about our finances because You know what we need, and I believe You will provide for our family. I determine to seek first Your Kingdom and Your righteousness, and I know that all the things we need (finances, food, clothing, shelter, curriculum, supplies, etc.) will be given to us. You are always faithful to supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus! In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Mal. 3:10 KJV; 2 Cor. 9:7 AMP; Matt. 6:25, 33 AMP; Phil. 4:19 KJV)

II. Prayers for Children’s Ability to Learn

      • Learning Father, I pray that You help our children to grasp hold of what they need to know and learn. I ask You to give them the aptitude for understanding and wisdom. Thank You that they have the mind of Christ and that their memory is blessed. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Dan. 1:17, 20 AMP; 1 Cor. 2:16 KJV; Pr. 10:7 KJV)
      • Knowledge & Understanding Father, I ask You to help my children become well versed in every branch of learning, gifted with knowledge and good sense, and to be quick to understand. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Dan. 1:4 NLT, NKJ)
      • Wisdom & Discernment Father, I pray that my children become skillful in all wisdom and discernment, and competent to stand and serve in places of leadership and authority. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Dan. 1:4 AMP)
      • Ability Father, I ask You to give my children ability, understanding, intelligence, and knowledge. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Ex 31:3 AMP) 
      • Favor Father, just as Jesus grew in favor with You and with man, I ask that my children would grow in favor with You and with man. I thank You that they are surrounded with Your favor everywhere they go. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Lk. 2:52 NIV; Ps. 5:12 NIV)
      • Strength Father, I pray that my children realize and understand that they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Phil. 4:13 KJV)

III. Prayers for the Training & Discipline of Children

      • To Diligently Train Your Children Father, we determine to train our children in the way they should go, knowing that when they are old, they will not depart from it. Help us to keep Your Word in our minds and hearts so that we may teach and impress them diligently upon the minds and hearts of our children. We will talk of them when we sit in our house, when we walk by the way, when we lie down, and when we rise up. Thank You for Your gracious help. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Pr. 22:6 KJV; Dt. 6:6-7 AMP) 
      • To Tenderly Correct or Discipline a Child Father, Your Word says, “A refusal to correct is a refusal to love; love your children by disciplining them.” I ask You to help us to always reflect Your love to our children, continually showing them forgiveness and mercy. Help us to raise them in the tender nurture, training, discipline, counsel, and admonition of You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Pr. 13:24 MSG; Eph. 6:4 AMP) 

  IV. Prayers for Children’s Future 

      • Obedience to God’s Will & Plan for Their Life Father, I pray that my children conform to Your will in every purpose, thought and action.  I pray that they will follow Your plan for them and habitually practice what is pleasing to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (1 John 2:1; 3:22 AMP) 
      • Receiving Guidance & Counsel Father, I ask You to continue guiding my children with Your counsel, leading them to their glorious destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Ps. 73:24 NLT) 
      • Future Father, I thank You that You have the lives of my children all planned out. Plans to take care of them, and not to abandon them, plans to give them a hope and a future. I believe that my children are Your handiwork, and that they will do good works for You. They will live the good life which You prearranged and made ready for them to live. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Jer. 29:11 MSG, NIV; Eph. 2:10 AMP) 

V. Prayers for Children’s Relationships 

      • Honoring Parents Father, I pray that my children will obey and honor us as their parents all the days of their lives, so that all will be well with them and that they will live long on the earth. This is well pleasing to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Eph. 6:1 KJV; Col. 3:20 KJV) 
      • Walking in Love With One Another Father, Your Word says, “How wonderful, how beautiful when brothers and sisters get along!” So, I pray that my children will be kind and affectionate to one another with brotherly love, honoring and preferring one another. I declare that our home reflects Your love and peace to all who enter. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Ps. 133:1 MSG; Rom 12:10 NKJ) 
      • Godly Friendships/Relationships Father, I ask You for godly, loyal friends for my children. Friends who love purity, who are pure in heart, and gracious in speech, friends that will sharpen them and love them at all times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Pr. 17:17 KJV, NLT; Pr. 22:11 AMP; Pr. 27:17 KJV)

VI. General Prayers for Children

      • Peace Father, I pray that all my children will be disciples taught of You and obedient to Your will, and that their peace and undisturbed composure will be great. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Is. 54:13 AMP)
      • Healing & Health Father, according to Your Word, Jesus Himself took stripes on His body so that we could be healed. He took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses. Therefore, I thank you for healing my child. I believe that he/she is healed and continues to experience excellent health in life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (1 Pet. 2:24 KJV; Mt. 8:17 KJV)
      • No Fear/Soundness of Mind Father, thank You that You have not given my children a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. I ask You to fill them with Your peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (2 Tim. 1:7 KJV; Phil. 4:7 KJV)
      • Safety & Protection Father, I thank You that my children dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty. You are their refuge, their fortress, their God, in You will they trust. No evil shall befall them, neither shall any plague come near their dwelling. You give Your angels charge over them to keep them in all their ways. They call upon You and You answer them. You are with them in trouble and deliver them. With long life You satisfy them and show them Your salvation! In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Ps. 91 KJV)

VII. General Prayers for Parents

    • Casting Your Cares Father, I thank You that You love me and that You care about everything that concerns me. Today, I cast the care of _________________ on You, knowing that You will take care of me. With Your help, I refuse to fret or have any anxiety about it. Instead, I thank You in advance for meeting all my needs and working out this situation for Your glory. I trust in Your faithfulness and provision. I receive Your peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (1 Pet. 5:7 KJV; Phil. 4:6-7 AMP; Phil. 4:19 KJV)
    • Encouragement Father, I thank You that Your Word gives me hope and encouragement as I wait patiently for Your promises to come to pass in my life. Like David, I will encourage and strengthen myself in You by reminding myself of those promises and by singing praises to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Rom. 15:4 NLT; 1 Sam. 30:6 AMP)
    • Grace Father Your Word says You give more grace to the humble. So, I humble myself under Your mighty hand, knowing that in due time You will lift me up. I thank You that Your grace is sufficient for me, and Your power is made perfect in weakness. Help me to grow in Your grace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (1 Pet. 5:5-6 NIV; 2 Cor. 12:9 NIV; 2 Pet. 3:18 KJV) 
    • Joy Father, I thank You that in Your presence is fullness of joy! So I come before You. I love You, and I believe in You. I am filled with inexpressible and glorious joy because of You! In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Ps. 16:11 KJV; 1 Pet. 1:8 NIV)
    • Peace Father, Your Word says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You!” So I fix my thoughts on You and Your promises. I let Your peace rule in my heart. I allow it to settle any questions that arise in my mind. I wholeheartedly trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Is. 26:3 NLT; Col. 3:15 AMP)

Remember, James 5:16 (AMP) says, The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man {or mom} makes tremendous power available! Pray the Word of God over your family, your homeschool, and every area of your life.

God’s Word is living and powerful!

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About

Alisha Gratehouse is a minister’s wife, the mother of three awesome kids, and a mixed-media artist. Her days are filled with writing, creating, homeschooling, drinking tea, and encouraging others to live abundant and satisfying lives (John 10:10). She believes that everyone has a God-given purpose to fulfill, and that in order to fulfill that purpose, they must follow the passions and desires the Lord has placed in their hearts.

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Comments

  1. says

    Alisa, I just cried when I read through your post. OH, sweet friend, it is a lifestyle and when Focused on God – it is beyond beautiful…on any given day. I will be printing this entire post and sharing it with all of my friends!

    • Alisha says

      You are exactly right, Rebecca. We must all live our lives focused on Him. That is the only way to live the Abundant Life! He is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing this post. You are a blessing!

  2. Shari Frazee Zupan says

    Finding your blog was an answer to my prayers. Thank you so much for your ministry. God bless you!

  3. says

    Amazing post! Powerful…and to the point. :) Sometimes I just feel lost when I’m trying to figure out what to say or where to find the answers…your blog was an answer to a prayer!

    • Alisha says

      Praise God — His Word is powerful! I’m so glad these prayers will help you & your family. Blessings, Alisha

  4. Lori TenHaken says

    Wow! This is wonderful:) I don’t believe we could possibly even take on the journey of home education without the consistent privilege of prayer in our homes. Thanks for your heart to minister to those of us our here who need to be reminded of God’s faithfulness when God’s people pray…
    Blessings,

    • Alisha says

      You are right! Prayer is a privilege & God is always faithful to answer our faith-filled prayers! Blessings, Alisha

  5. says

    Finding your blog has been a blessing. I’ve read everything from how to pray to how to stop worrying. All in which is needed as my family is faced with uncertainty! Thank you for your ministry and your wisdom!

    • Alisha says

      Thank you, Lauren. The Lord will give you the wisdom you need to make it through this time of uncertainty. Just lean on Him & trust in Him. He will never fail you nor forsake you! He is so faithful! I pray God’s blessings & peace over you & your family.

  6. says

    i loved downloading the prayers – I’m a “grandmother” – Honey is what the children call me and they are just beginning homeschooling in another country! so what a resource this will be when i make the trip this weekend to stay for some weeks as new baby comes!! thank you so much!!

    • Alisha says

      What a blessing *you* are to your children & grandchildren!!! That is so wonderful! May God keep you safe & protected on your trip. God bless you, Alisha

  7. Carol S. says

    This is my first time visiting this blog and I just love the homeschooling prayers! Absolutely right on target! I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog as soon as I finish my comments. I’m going to search around the blog a bit and also check out the prayers for husbands and children, too. Many blessings to you and your family.

  8. says

    This is such an encompassing list! As someone that prays best with specific things to pray for, this is the kind of thing I love to put on note cards and pray through. I am not homeschooling yet, my only child is only one, but most of these are important to pray for even now. Thank you!

    • Alisha says

      You’re welcome, Tyanne! It’s never too early to begin praying over your child(ren)’s future! You are planting prayer seeds now & will reap a harvest in the future. God’s Word is awesome! Blessings, Alisha

  9. Lyn T. says

    Thank you for these because as I read them not only am I being disciplined by my Father in Heaven but also wrapped in His grace and encouragement. I needed to read these and have the tears roll down my face. Sometimes we feel like super woman taking on the world and trying to do it all. It’s been a while since I let God take the reigns that are rightfully His. Thank you God for being “you”.
    Thank you again for this post.

  10. casey says

    Hello,

    I just stumbled upon your website today and have fallen in love with all your printables and your great wealth of knowledge1 I happen to be a home school family as well and would love to print the home school prayer. We do not have a facebook account. Is there any way I could receive a copy to download by email? Thank you for your blessings to others!
    Casey

    • says

      Hi Casey. Thank you for your kind words. Of course you can receive a copy. Just send me your email address (via the Contact form if you don’t want to leave it here) and I’ll email you the link. Blessings to you & your family, Alisha

  11. Lawana says

    I asked for prayer in a online Bible Study Good Morning Girls and one of the women gave me this link. I’m so thankful to her for that. These prayers were wonderful to read through and to pray. Casting all my cares upon Him. Thanks!

  12. says

    This is awesome! I’m definitely going to keep this somewhere I can refer back to often. I do like to say my own prayers, as I feel like when I read prayers I tend to go through the motions sometimes and not pray from my genuine heart, just more like a checklist attitude about it, but these give me a jumping off place for general areas to pray for.

  13. Rebecca Holt says

    Alisha, thank you for putting these together. Sometimes I need help knowing how/what to pray. I love how you include scripture references too, more & more I am learning that His word needs to be the foundation for my life & living. Without Him my life is without…~With Him, I have hope~

    • says

      Thank you, Rebecca. I’m so glad the prayers are a blessing to you and your family. You are *so* right that His Word needs to be our foundation for living! Love your beautiful words! God bless you!

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