Say: You’ll be tempted to act in ways that aren’t pleasing to God. But keep your heart pure like a shiny gold heart.
Say: School can be a tough place, and kids aren’t always kind. Be like Jesus and be kind to everyone at school — even the bullies!
Say: As you learn new things, you need God’s eyes to know the things that are true and the things that aren’t true.
If you have all these things in your backpack, I know you’ll have a great school year.
Close with a prayer of blessing for children in the upcoming school year.
This article about a back to school devotion originally appeared here.