Progressing into the college years can be a difficult time for children. From moving away from home, to having to balance new academic schedules, testing, and adapting new study habits, these young adolescents should be in fervent prayer. These great blessings and prayers for college students offer a good way to seek guidance from God and find balance.
Lord, thank you for enabling me to join college, many looked forward to this, but they did not manage to get into any college, I don’t take this for granted. But Lord, college life is very challenging. We interact with people from many backgrounds. It is easy to get carried away and drift away from your word. Help me, Lord, to continue worshipping you in spirit and truth. I also pray for other believers who are in college, help them to stand firm in the faith, and continue putting you first. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Do All Things Through Christ Prayer
Heavenly Father, help my child and other college students to walk in the ways that align with your word. Lord, as they juggle different things at school, remind them that they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. May they take delight in you and commit everything they do to you that you may grant them the desires of their hearts. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Father God, as I go back to college, I ask for grace, peace, and love. Be my guide everywhere I go. May I hear your voice everywhere I turn whether to the left or right, telling me the way that I should go. Holy Spirit of God, guide me in all truths that I may not stray from the ways of the Lord. May I be sensitive to your voice Lord Jesus that I may not follow the voice of the evil one and join bad groups. In Jesus’ name, that I believe and pray, Amen.
Serve You Prayer
Dear Jesus, even though you faced a lot of challenges, you stood firm and fulfilled the purposes that had been laid out for you before the foundation of the world. Lord, having been here, you know the challenges we go through daily. That is why I come before you to ask you, king of glory, to help me serve God faithfully even when it is hard. Being a faithful servant in college is very difficult because people make fun of us and mock us every day because of our faith in you. Please grant me the courage to stand firm in my faith and to serve you faithfully for the rest of my life. Thank you for answering my prayers, Amen.
Lead Me Prayer
Oh God, I am being tempted to drift away from my faith and walk in the path of wicked people by my college friends. Lord, please guide me in paths of peace, for I cannot do this without you. Connect me with the right advisors when I’m in college that I may not fall in faith and my education. Establish my steps and lead me in paths of righteousness. May I listen to my teachers carefully and add to my learning. Please grant me the gift of discernment that I may be able to get guidance. Lead me in the way that I should go and counsel me with your loving eyes. Let your word be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path that my college life may bring glory to your name. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Gracious Father, thank you for making my steps firm. Help me to trust in you with all my heart and to lean not on my own understanding. Establish my studies and the works of my hands. May love and faithfulness never leave me that I may win favor in your sight, the sight of my teachers, the administration, and fellow students. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Father God, you have opened up doors for me to go to college, and I am grateful for that. But honestly, Father, I am terrified because it is a new place with new people and cultures. I don’t know how to fit in without compromising my values and faith in you. Be my shield and guide, protect me from the temptations that college students go through. Guard my mind and heart, and spread your protection that I may rejoice over you. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Dear God, let your peace rule in the hearts of teachers, the administration, parents, and students of this college. May we live peacefully with one other and be holy. Lord, I cast all anxiety associated with college life into your able hands. Please grant me the peace that surpasses understanding that I may be able to balance school and work. Lord, cause every college student in this place to take pleasure in you. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Good Friends Prayer
Heavenly Father, please give me the gift of discernment that I may be able to know the right company. Please help me to choose friends that share my faith and values. May I keep a company of wise friends that will help me to become a better person in my studies and my relationship with you. Please teach me how to be a good friend to my college friends. May wish we strive to become the people you’ve created us to be. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Be Teachable Prayer
Almighty God, grant me a teachable spirit that I may be able to learn from different people that you bring my way in this college. Let every experience that I go through in the years that I’m going to be here be opportunities for me to learn new things. Lead me to the right godly mentors that will help me to become a better person and help me to think long-term. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Dear God, finding contentment in you alone while in college is proving to be very challenging. Sometimes I want to fit in with different groups that are around, but when I do that, I don’t find the same contentment I get when I draw to you. Please, Lord, help me to focus on you that I may find comfort in you alone. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Oh, Lord, help me to be productive in class and in different departments. As I adapt to this new life at college and learn to live life independently, help me to do everything as unto you and not man. May I always make the best of the time that I have and carry out my studies with all might. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Everlasting Father, thank you for the great plans that you have for my future. I know that being in college is part of the plan that you’ve laid out to prepare me for my future. Please help me to walk in the path that you have set for me. Lord, help me always remember that my future is in your hands. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.