Prayer for the first day of school

Holy God,

These precious ones are yours, even if they feel like mine. You know their minds, their hearts, their joys, their fears. Please be near today as they take another step towards independence. Fill their very bodies with the assurance of your love. Whisper words of encouragement to counter the attacks of the evil one. Be near O God, to these ones that you love.

And please fill my momma heart with peace for their safety, joy for their growth, and hope for their futures. And when I feel short of peace, joy, and hope, please remind me that this momma heart is a reflection of your own heart of love for your beloved children.

Amen.

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