Start your day with prayer
Amidst the flurry of school supplies and early morning routines, it’s easy to overlook the importance of being still and lifting our little ones up in prayer. So, grab a cozy corner, a cup of “The JOY Blend” Coffee, and let’s invite the Lord to lead and guide your kids’ every step and watch what He can do in their lives this year.
If you’re not sure how to pray or where to start, then we encourage you to use the prayers below as a starting point.
“Heavenly Father, as my child embarks on another school year, I come to you with a heart full of gratitude. Thank you for entrusting me with the privilege of guiding and supporting them in their journey. Lord, grant me the wisdom to lead them with patience, the strength to uplift them in challenges, and the love to inspire them in their growth.”
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6
“Dear Lord, as the school doors open once again, I lift up my child into Your caring hands. May your presence go before them, guiding their steps and protecting their hearts. Grant me the grace to be a source of encouragement, an example of faith, and a constant reminder of Your unwavering love.”
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
“Loving God, as my child faces new challenges and experiences in this school year, I pray for your guidance to lead them on the right path. Help me to be a listening ear, a source of comfort, and a wellspring of encouragement. May my actions reflect Your grace and compassion.”
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12
“Heavenly Father, grant me the strength to entrust my child to Your care as they venture into the world of learning. Surround them with friends who uplift their spirit and mentors who inspire their growth. May my prayers serve as a constant shield of protection over them, and may they always find a safe space in Your everlasting love.”
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11
“Dear Lord, as this new school year begins, I ask for Your grace and patience to guide my interactions with teachers, fellow parents, and school staff. Help me to extend kindness and understanding, fostering an environment of cooperation and unity. May my actions reflect Your love and be honoring to You.”
Let all that you do be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:14
Finding JOY every day
Whether celebrating and singing along on the good days or getting a pick-me-up and encouragement on the hard days, let JOY FM be your soundtrack to bring JOY to your day. You can take JOY with you wherever you go by streaming right now by clicking here to listen. Or you can easily bring JOY with you by downloading the JOY FM App.
What can you expect from listening to JOY FM?
You’re going to hear a lot of great music. Music with meaning…but you’re still going to want to sing along with the songs.
You’re going to hear on-air personalities that are real people. Laughing. Having fun. And being honest about life.
And you’re going to notice that JOY FM leaves you feeling a little better about life in general. A few minutes of listening should leave you feeling uplifted…encouraged…refreshed…ok, we’ll say it…more JOYful!