The prayer life of a Christian can sometimes become tiresome, especially if you don’t feel like praying. We hope our simple prayers centered around everyday life will provide some guidance and help you grow in your prayer life. 


Back to School

When you were little, you got excited for the first day of school. You’d pull on your favorite t-shirt, grab your epic new backpack, and hope your teacher had a class hamster.

Now, though, you’re older. School might still be exciting… but it’s also stressful.

What happens after graduation?

Will you survive that class that everyone fails?

Is this the year you “meet someone”?

And, of course…who will you sit with at lunch 😬? And dinner? (‘cause let’s be real, we weren’t up in time for breakfast)

Oh ya, and that moment you realize you signed up for classes without looking up rate-my-professor! 🤦

A new school year brings hope, worry, anticipation, uncertainty—or all of the above.

You might not know what these months hold for you. But you can know that, through all the highs and lows, God will be guiding your steps.

So as you pick up books and pick out an outfit, trust God with your fears and dreams for this school year. Here’s a verse and a prayer to help you get started.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).

A Prayer for a New School Year

Inventor of creation, God of truth, thank you for the chance to study this world you’ve made. Use this new school year to teach me new things—in classes, in relationships, and in my walk with you. From intense study sessions to late-night adventures, help me recognize your abundant grace in all circumstances. And when worries about the future overwhelm me, give me courage to abide with you in the present, trusting you with whatever might come. Amen.


  1. Name one thing that’s stressing you out this school year.
  2. How have you tried to conquer that stress? Did it help?
  3. Would you say you naturally trust God with your future? Why, or why not?
  4. What might it look like for God to go with you into this school year?

Prayers for everyday life are hard to come up with on the spot! If you’re in need of more simple prayers visit this page to help you connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life!