While many parents are rejoicing to send their kids back to school, we special needs moms have a bit of hesitation. The start of school means: more exposure to germs and illnesses which could lead to illness or hospitalization, endless IEP meetings, and parent conferences, or the possibility that our child may get made fun of for their differences. It’s only natural to feel worried or afraid for our children. However, we cannot protect our children from everything. We can only place them in God’s hands through prayer. Praying scripture is incredibly powerful. It brings our will in alignment with God’s and allows us to see our circumstances through God’s eyes, as we stand on his promises. Here are 8 back to school scriptures to pray for your special needs child.
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Back To School Scriptures to Pray For Your Special Needs Child
The best thing we can do for our special needs kids is to arm them with back to school scriptures and prayers to entrust them in the hands of their loving Heavenly Father. With these back to school Scriptures to pray over your daughter or son, they will have all the back to school encouragement they will need to remember who they are, and more importantly, whose they are.
Back To School Scriptures and Prayers For Protection
You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Dear Lord, I know that your mighty hand is upon my son/daughter and that you know him/her completely. In the power of Jesus’ name, I pray that you will keep my son/daughter from all harm from germs and diseases, from the cruelty of others, and from the spiritual forces that war against him/her.
Moses answered the people,
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14 NIV
Father, you promise that you will fight our battles and that we need only to be still and trust you. I pray, in Jesus’ mighty name, that you will fight for my son/daughter as he/she goes back to school. He/she faces so many challenges, and you know all of them. Please, Lord, protect him/her today.
Looking for more scriptures to pray for protection? Here are 10 Scriptures of Protection for your special needs child.
Back To School Scriptures and Prayers For Provision
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NIV
I praise you for you are Yahweh Jireh, our provider. You meet all of our needs, according to your great riches and glory. You know my son’s/daughter’s needs before this prayer has left my lips, and you love him/her more than I can imagine. Please give him/her exactly what he/she needs as he/she goes back to school.
So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said,
On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Genesis 22:14 NIV
In Jesus’ powerful name, I ask that you will provide for my child at school. I pray that you will place the friends, teachers, and mentors that he/she needs in his/her path. I pray that he/she will have all the services he/she needs to make his/her learning experience complete while at school.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34 NIV
Father, I confess that, at times, I have worried. I have not trusted in your perfect plan and your perfect provision. Please forgive me for not trusting in you. I know with absolute confidence that you are who you say you are and that you will give my son/daughter exactly what he/she needs at school.
Back To School Scripture and Prayer For Healing
Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5 NIV
In Jesus’ name, I pray that you will heal my child. Heal him/her for whatever ails him/her, either spiritually or physically, and keep him/her healthy and well while he/she is at school. Place your hedge of protection and healing around him/her today, and send your angel army to attend him/her. You alone have the power to heal, to redeem, to crown, and to satisfy, and I trust you completely, Lord.
Back To School School Scriptures and Prayers For Victory
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 NIV
In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray that you will give my child victory at school this year. I pray that he/she will meet all of his/her milestones and learn everything that you want him/her to learn and that you will grant him/her victory with his/her classmates and teachers.
Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. He said, “Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the Lord, the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.” Exodus 17: 15-16 NIV
Lord, you showed us through your servant, Moses that as long as we raise our hands in surrender to you, you will provide the victory over our circumstances. Your very name is Banner of Victory, Yahweh Nissi, and I am placing my son/daughter in your very capable hands today as he/she heads back to school.
Praying Scriptures For Your Special Needs Child Is Powerful
Sweet friend, remember when fear, worry, or doubt begin to overtake you, that you special needs child is safe in the hands of their Heavenly Father. God is your special needs child’s Protector, Provider, Healer, and Victory. My prayer for you is that these 8 back to school scriptures give you the confidence you need to lean on God, as well as to offer your child the encouragement they need as they go back to school.
For more back to school encouragement, check out:
- Making Family Time a Priority During the Busy Back to School Season
- A Special Needs Mom’s Back To School Prayer
- 12 Powerful Back To School Verses To Pray Over Your Kids
If you’re a special needs mom in need of encouragement, you might also enjoy:
- 21 Psalms About Hope and Healing For Special Needs Moms
- 4 Ways To Battle Special Needs Parent Isolation As a Christian
**Verses used in this post were taken from the NIV Translation. To see more information about the copyright, please visit our Scripture Citations.