How to Pray for Your Middle School Students


Middle School.

It’s not an easy season for kids.

It’s not an easy season for parents either.

In fact, it can be one of the most challenging seasons for all families.

So, what can you do to make it a little easier?

Middle school is not an easy time for boys and girls. Lots of stress, changes, crushes, challenges. For parents, you need support. One of the best ways to encourage your kids it to pray for them. Here are some tips, advice, and ideas for how to do that. #middleschool #middleschoolstudents #parenting #liveinlighbook

How to Pray for Your Middle School Students

One way you can survive–and even enjoy the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades with your kids–is to pray for them.

Soak them in prayer.

Talk to the Lord about them, and do it often.

It will not only make a powerful difference in their lives, but it will also fill your heart with peace.

Praying regularly for your middle school kids can make all the difference!

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How should you pray?

Here are 7 ways to pray for your Middle School Students:

Pray for Their Purity

“Help _____ to know the guidelines laid out for him/her from the Master Jesus. God wants _____ to live a pure life. Keep _____ from sexual promiscuity. Help _____ to learn to appreciate and give dignity to their body, not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God.”

(1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, MSG)

Ask God to protect your kids and to make them wise with the ways they use their bodies.

Invite God to give them dignity with their bodies.

Ask God to protect your kids and to make them wise with the ways they use their bodies. Invite God to give them dignity with their bodies. Click To Tweet

Pray for Them to Be Courageous

“Encourage _____ to be strong and of good courage; help _____ to not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with _____ wherever he/she goes.”

(Joshua 1:9, NKJV)

“Enable _____ to be on guard. Encourage _____ to stand firm in the faith. Let _____ be courageous and be strong.”

(1 Corinthians 16:13, NLT)

Pray for your kids to be strong, bold, and courageous.

Ask God to encourage them to stand tall and stand firm.

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Pray for Them to Grow Up & Mature

“May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.”

(Psalm 144:12, NLT)

“Allow ____ to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Encourage ____ to bring all glory to Him, both now and forever! Amen.”

(2 Peter 3:18, NLT)

Pray for your middle school students to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Also, invite God to grow them up and mature them.

Pray for your middle school students to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Also, invite God to grow them up and mature them. Click To Tweet


Middle school is not an easy time for boys and girls. Lots of stress, changes, crushes, challenges. For parents, you need support. One of the best ways to encourage your kids it to pray for them. Here are some tips, advice, and ideas for how to do that. #middleschool #middleschoolstudents #parenting #liveinlighbook


Pray for Them to Have Godly Friends

“Help _____ to walk with the wise and become wise; protect ____ from associating with fools and with getting in trouble.”

(Proverbs 13:20, NLT)

Ask God to give your kids at least one godly friend–one friend who will pull them up instead of pulling them down.

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Pray for Their Protection and Safety

“Help _____ to remember that The Lord is for him/her. Help _____ to have no fear. Help them to not be afraid of what mere people can do to them.”

(Psalm 118:6, NLT)

Ask God to protect your kids and to keep them safe no matter where they are, what they are doing, or who they are with.

Also, pray that they will not be fearful, timid, or afraid.

Ask God to protect your kids and to keep them safe no matter where they are, what they are doing, or who they are with. Also, pray that they will not be fearful, timid, or afraid. Click To Tweet

Pray for Mentors Who Will Wisely Invest into Their Lives

“Help us and other adults in their lives to direct _____ onto the right path. When _____ is older, help them not to leave the right path.”

(Proverbs 22:6, NLT)

“Send some wise people into _____’s life that will sharpen and teach him/her. Allow the proverb to be true in _____’s life, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”

(Proverbs 27:17, NLT)

Invite God to send teachers, coaches, pastors, and wise older friends into your kid’s lives.

Ask Him to use other adults to lead and encourage them down the right paths for their lives.

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Pray for Peace and Calm Hearts

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give _____ his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with _____.”

(2 Thessalonians 3:16, NLT)

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill ____ completely with joy and peace because _____ trusts in him. Then _____ will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

(Romans 15:13, NLT)

Invite God to speak peace over their hearts and minds.

Ask God to fill them with much joy and to teach them to trust Him with all of their hearts.

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Middle school is not an easy time for boys and girls. Lots of stress, changes, crushes, challenges. For parents, you need support. One of the best ways to encourage your kids it to pray for them. Here are some tips, advice, and ideas for how to do that. #middleschool #middleschoolstudents #parenting #liveinlighbook



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Here are some wonderful new devotional books for teens of all ages – middle schoolers, high schoolers, and even young adults.

Live in Light: 5-Minute Devotions for Teen Girls

Walk in Truth: 5-Minute Devotions for Teen Guys

More info on Amazon.com.

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Could you use a little more parenting encouragement?

HOW TO PRAY AS PARENTS OF TEENAGERS

HOW TO FIND INCREDIBLE JOY IN PARENTING TEENS

 


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Middle school is not an easy time for boys and girls. Lots of stress, changes, crushes, challenges. For parents, you need support. One of the best ways to encourage your kids it to pray for them. Here are some tips, advice, and ideas for how to do that. #middleschool #middleschoolstudents #parenting #liveinlighbook

To survive raising middle schoolers, you need a plan. One of the best tips for parenting during the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades is to pray for these children. Here are 7 great ways to lift them up in prayer.

Middle school is not an easy time for boys and girls. Lots of stress, changes, crushes, challenges. For parents, you need support. One of the best ways to encourage your kids it to pray for them. Here are some tips, advice, and ideas for how to do that. #middleschool #middleschoolstudents #parenting #liveinlighbook

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12 thoughts on “How to Pray for Your Middle School Students

  1. I love how you inserted blanks where I can put my chukd’s Name. I had never thought of doing this. I pray for my children but in the past 24 hours, I have learned so much about how to pray specifically over their well being and choices. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Melanie, I love this post! As I read this I prayed all of these wonderful prayers for my tween daughter, Olivia. I love to pray scriptures over my children. There’s no better way to battle for them than to pray God’s word over them. Thank you for sharing this today.

    1. Hey Alisa,
      I’m so glad to hear from you and hear that you were able to pray these verses over your children!
      There is no better way to fight for their hearts! Keep on praying. It does make a difference!
      And, thank you for your sweet encouragement today.
      You have blessed me~
      Melanie

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Thanks for your kind remarks today!
      Enjoy those elementary kids while they are this age!
      And, thank you for hosting the SHINE link up each week.
      Hope you have a wonderful week~
      Melanie

  3. Hi Melanie, I recall sharing this earlier this week and hearing from readers how helpful this was! Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy your weekend.
    Marva | sunSPARKLEshine

    1. Yes, Marva!
      I just put it back out there today for those who might need a good word!
      Lots of parents are struggling with this age group.
      Praying that these posts will offer a little encouragement!
      Hope you have a good weekend as well~
      Melanie

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