Families have been navigating new normals for months in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is the second time we’ll be heading “back-to-school” in unfamiliar and unprecedented ways. Starting a new school year often comes with uncertainty and anxiety for kids and parents but this year even more so. No matter the circumstances surrounding your return back to school, you can find peace and encouragement in the truth of God’s Word.
Here are 10 Bible verses to pray together as a family, or to encourage your kids (or yourself) about the new school year!
10 Back to School Bible Verses
Joshua 1:9 NLT
“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV
“Let all that you do be done in love.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
John 15:12 ESV
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
Galatians 5:22-23 NLT
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law against these things!”
Luke 6:31 ESV
“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take.”
Colossians 3:23 ESV
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
Colossians 3:12 ESV
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”
Download our printable Back-to-School Bible Verse Cards so you and your kids can carry God’s Word with you throughout the school day—wherever that may be!
Over the next several weeks we hope to bring a little fun to families in the midst of this challenging time. Minno wants to support you as you head back to school this year—whatever that looks like for you.
- Stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram for daily encouragement and support.
- Watch the new shows and episodes we’re launching in this season that support learning and keep your kids connected to Jesus.
- Download our back-to-school Time Capsule Activity Kit for a fun way to commemorate the new year—including a time-capsule kit, these back-to-school memory verses, family discussion guide, and more!
- Pray these Back-to-School Prayers for your family, your students, and your teachers.