Back to school bible verses are a must for every student and teacher returning to the classroom this year!
As we approach the new school year, all the familiar feels of excitement and anticipation have been hijacked by the uncertainty of our ever changing circumstances due to the coronavirus. Praise God that His Word never changes and never fails!
What Does Back to School Look Like This Year?
Our usual back to school fun and excitement have been replaced with choices that we have never had to make. It has been riddled with uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, and yes, even some fear.
So many unknowns.
Far too many questions without answers.
My family, along with every other family, teacher and administrator are having to make decisions that quite honestly just hurt our hearts to make.
We are having to make decisions without all of the information. For me, that makes the knots in my stomach tighten.
I was telling a friend the other day that it feels like I’m trying to put together a gigantic jigsaw puzzle without the majority of the pieces or even the box cover.
But, there are two things that bring me comfort:
- I know that I’m not alone! Not only am I in this with every other family, teacher and school administrator, but I know that the Lord is ever present. This is not a surprise to Him.
- God is always there, ready to listen in prayer. COVID has obviously brought us all to our knees. We are all in a very common, collective place, that is so much bigger than ourselves. We have been humbled across the globe. Prayer has always been paramount in my life but I find myself praying for people and praying for circumstances that I have never prayed for before.
With school on the horizon for so many of us, I would ask that you take some time to truly approach God’s throne and intercede on behalf of all students, parents, administrators, teachers and elected officials, who are having to make decisions that feel almost impossible over the coming weeks.
Why Is It So Important to Pray With These Back to School Bible Verses?
Although our circumstances are ever changing, God’s word remains the same. As we prepare to return to school this year, whether our children attend virtually or face to face, these bible verses for students in school are powerful, encouraging, and life giving.
God’s word is applicable to every situation that we face.
As parents, we must remember how powerful prayer and God’s word really are. Helping our students ready their hearts and minds by diving into God’s word, is the best school preparation we can teach them!
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
How to Use These Back to School Bible Verses to Encourage Your Students
Theses encouraging back to school bible verses can be used in a variety of ways! The more you read them, hear them and speak them, your heart, as well as your student’s, will learn to turn to them as a first priority, not as a last resort!
- Read them aloud as a family at the breakfast or dinner table
- Write them down in a journal or on notecards that can be carried with you throughout the day
- Pray through them in car line or on the way to school
- Share them in a daily note or in some lunchbox love
- Memorize them
Preparing our hearts and minds for the days and months ahead is just as critical as physically preparing our bodies and learning new safety precautions and protocols.
Powerful Bible Verses For All of Your Student’s Needs
Bible Verses About Grace
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“But He gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6
Bible Verses on Thanksgiving
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34
“I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1
Bible Verses to Develop a Positive Mindset
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” – Colossians 3:1-2
Bible Verses to Pray for Peer Pressure
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:2-4
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10
Bible Verses to Resist Temptation
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’” Matthew 6:13
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
Bible Verses On Doing Your Best
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.” Titus 3:1-2
Bible Verses on Perseverance
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12
Bible Verses on Correction
“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
“Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.” Proverbs 15:32
Bible Verses to Pray for Strength
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Bible Verses About Comparison
“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:1
“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30
Bible Verses to Pray for Protection
“The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8
“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. “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.” Isaiah 41:10-12
Bible Verses for Wisdom
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17
“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:6-7
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” 1 Corinthians 1:25
Bible Verses on Bullying
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:26-27
“Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.” 1 John 3:15
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:18
Bible Verses to Pray for Your Self Esteem
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love” Ephesians 1:4
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12-13
Bible Verses on Our Unique Giftedness
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:10-11
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12:3-8
“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
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Bible Verses to Soothe Anxiety
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
“Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.’” Isaiah 35:4
Bible Verses for When You Feel Alone
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” Psalm 139:7-10
“Come near to God and he will come near to you…” James 4:8
“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.” Joshua 1:5-6
Bible Verses When You Need Patience
“A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” Proverbs 15:18
“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” Proverbs 14:29
Preparing to learn and grow as a student is important, but how we prepare our hearts and spirits to be disciples of Jesus Christ carries Kingdom value for all eternity! Allow these back to school bible verses to guide your back to school preparation this year. They will equip your mind, body and spirit for the year ahead.