Verses to send with your children as they head back to school

August 20, 2009 | Posted in: Faith, Family, MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Trusting God

So many of you have been searching for prayers and support as your children head off to school.  My blog has been pretty busy these last couple of days!  This made me reflect upon how each year I would send a note off to school with my daughters on (or close to) the first day of school.  I would let know how totally I was (and still am) in love with them, how I would be (and still am) praying for them, how I appreciated the growth I saw in them over the summer and then I would usually include a verse to let remind them of God’s truth!

Here are a few of the verses that I remember including….

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

“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

“God has said,  ”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying:”I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”  Jeremiah 31:3

Some years I would write out a prayer for their year, some years included a gift and every year included the fact that I was crazy about them and would be there for them as they went through each day.

This year I only had 1 card to write to my Moody Bible Institute Freshman.  I left it with a mug and some candy (in our home, you can never go wrong with candy).  As a matter of fact – when you read this we should be on our way home from Chicago (wonder if we’re all laughing or crying)?

I am a humble receiver of the saving grace that Christ provided to me through his death and resurrection. My calling is as a wife to Bill, my husband of 34 years, a mother to 3 gifted daughters & 3 fine son-in-laws, and Grammie to my very sweet grandchildren. I love living in our community, spending time with people from all walks of life (I honestly can talk to anyone about anything) , studying and discussing God’s Word and always being with my family. Life and relationships are a gift that I treasure everyday.


  1. Tracey
    August 25, 2009

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    Thanks for sharing this idea! As my girls headed off to 1st and 3rd grade this year, I did write a little note on their napkin to wish them a great first day of school and to tell them I love them. Next year I think I’ll borrow your idea of including a Bible verse!

  2. Sarah K
    July 31, 2010

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    Please remember to pray for all the educators too (principal, counselors, teachers)…at our school we pray over our classrooms everyday before contract hours begin (we are not a private “christian” school…but rest assured we are a “christian” staff). One year, a local church put together a prayer sack for each teacher and sent it with a student for each teacher…it included verses, a prayer, an email to send prayer requests specifically set up for the teachers that year, a pen and a few pieces of hard candy. Throughout the year I would receive a little piece of paper in my mailbox from the youth group including specific prayers they were praying for us…it was my BEST year of teaching and I will NEVER forget the love I felt from my community, the parents and kids that year…THEY CHANGED MY LIFE! 🙂

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