Praying for the next generation is just one way to ensure you are safeguarding the future. These short inspirational prayers for students will keep them focused and on track for any challenge they meet.
Wisdom and Understanding Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are perfectly faithful; you never forget, never fail and never take back a promise. You have promised that you will give wisdom to anyone who asks. Hear my prayer for wisdom and fill me with your love and your understanding. Help me to study by giving me a clear mind and a calm heart. May your peace be in my heart, your grace be in my words, your love be in my hands and your joy be in my soul. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Gracious Lord, thank you that you are my creator, you know me better than anyone else. Help me to use the mind you have given me to learn and study effectively. May I learn with humility and grace. May I grow in wisdom as well as knowledge. Let me live a life of integrity in everything I do. May I grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To you be glory, both now and forever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Calm Mind Prayer
Merciful God, thank you that I am never alone, your presence calms the troubled sea of my life and speaks peace to my soul. When I am filled with anxiety and uncertainty about my studies, would you calm my fears and fill my mind with your peace. Give me assurance that you are working everything for my good and your glory. May your love be the passion in my heart. May your joy be my strength when times are hard. May your presence be my peace that overflows. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Name above all Names, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding my steps on your path. Guide my mind and my thoughts as I study today. Your word says that when I call on you in prayer, you will listen to me. Hear my prayer and fill me with your Spirit so that I can focus and concentrate on the work I have to do. Clear my mind of all distractions and concerns. May your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you possess infinite riches of wisdom, goodness and power. You have said that if I accept your words, turn my ear to wisdom and apply my heart to understanding, then I will find the wisdom and knowledge of God. Remind me as I study, that everything I have is a gift from you. May the peace of God reign in my life, the love of God surround me, the Spirit of God empower me and the joy of God uphold me. In your powerful name, Amen.
Effective Learning Prayer
Compassionate Father, thank you that you are my rock and fortress, I can always find refuge in you. You have promised that, if I abide in you, I will produce much fruit. Help me to abide in you as I read, listen and think so that I can learn effectively and use the knowledge that I have gained. Please help me to You are the God of peace, the great shepherd of the sheep. May you equip me with everything good that I may do your will. Work in me, that I may be pleasing in your sight. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Increase Wisdom Prayer
Eternal God, thank you that you are great and abundant in power, your understanding is beyond measure. Let me follow the example of Jesus who, as he grew up, increased in wisdom and stature. Help me to use my time wisely as I study that I too may grow in wisdom. Please help me to glorify you in my thoughts, words and actions. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, and power and strength, be unto you my God, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Almighty God, thank you that you are great and abundant in power, your understanding is beyond measure. Give me wisdom and understanding in the subjects I am studying. The Bible says that, whatever I ask for in prayer, I should believe that I have received it, and it will be mine. Help me to retain the information that I learn. May I grow in the grace and knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To you be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Use My Gifts Prayer
Wonderful Counsellor, thank you that you possess infinite riches of wisdom, goodness and power. Bless me with the ability to concentrate and learn using the gifts and talents you have given me. You have said that apart from you I can do nothing. Please help me to rely on you in my studies rather than putting pressure on myself. May I know the freedom of your spirit. May grace, mercy, and peace be with me, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Son, in truth and love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
God’s Presence Prayer
Prince of Peace, thank you that there is nowhere I can go that is beyond your presence. You are with me in the classroom, the library and at home when I study. Your word says that whoever follows you will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Shine your powerful light on me. Remind me that you are always with me, wherever I go. You have loved me and have freed me from my sins by Jesus’ blood. To you be glory and dominion forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Everlasting Father, thank you that you are perfectly faithful; you never forget, never fail and never take back a promise. You have promised that those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Please bless me in my studies. Give me a clear mind and help me to focus and concentrate. Please help me to glorify you in the way I work, that I may use the gifts you have given me to the best of my ability. May grace and peace be mine in abundance, through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Bless My Studies Prayer
God of the Universe thank you that your work is perfect, your ways are just, you are a God of faithfulness. You have said that you are able to bless me abundantly. I ask for blessings in my studies. May I work hard, effectively and with a positive attitude towards my teachers and fellow students. Remind me that you are always with me. May the love of the Father, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Spirit, gladden my heart and bring peace to my soul, today and for all days. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Supply My Needs Prayer
Lord of the Nations, thank you that your word revives my soul, gives wisdom to my mind and produces joy in my heart. As I study, I ask that you fill my mind with wisdom and fill my heart with joy. Your word says that in all things at all times, you will supply all that I need. Give me assurance that I have all I need in you. May God the Father prepare my journey, Jesus the Son guide my footsteps and the Holy Spirit watch over me, on every path that I follow. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Work for God Prayer
Merciful God, thank you that your word enlightens my eyes, purifies my soul and preserves me for eternal life. Help me to study effectively and retain the knowledge that I learn. You have promised that you are good to all. You have compassion on all you have made. Give me the strength to work hard for you. Let the majesty of the Father be the light that guides me, the compassion of the Son be the love that inspires me and the presence of the Spirit be the strength that empowers me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Peaceful Mind Prayer
All-Knowing God, thank you that you are my ever-present help in times of trouble. You have said that I do not need to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, I should present my requests to God. As I feel anxiety over my studies, please fill my mind with your peace. Hear my prayer and help me to trust in you. May you, the God of all grace, who has called me into eternal glory by Christ Jesus, make me holy, strong and filled with peace. To you be glory and honor, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 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.