August 3: A Declaration of Peace and Protection at Our Schools

Wonderful Father, we thank You for Your love and presence at (speak the name of your school). Thank You for Your provision for our educators and students. We thank You, Lord, for safety and protection for every educator and student at (speak the name of your school). Thank You for blessing our community with Your peace. We, Your people, come before You clapping our hands and shouting with joy unto You. You are awesome, Lord Most High! You subdue nations before us and put our enemies under our feet! Father, we thank You for choosing a promised land for our inheritance. We sing praises to You, our Father, and declare that You are the King over all of the earth!


Almighty Father, we decree that You are the Light and Salvation of our educators and students at (speak the name of your school), so they will not be afraid.  You are their fortress, protecting them from danger, so they will not tremble.  We declare that our educators and students will have peace and safety at (speak the name of your school) and that their homes will be places of rest and relaxation.  We decree that our community is vibrant and prosperous.  In Jesus’ Name, we confess that our educators and students, as well as the residents of our communities and the surrounding communities, will depart from evil and do good; we will all search for peace and work to maintain it. In the authority given to us by Jesus Christ, we rebuke every spirit of fear, intimidation, murder, theft, vandalism, violence, bullying, destruction, discord and perversion from (speak the name of your school).


I confess the following promises of God upon (list the name of your school).


Holy Spirit, give us courage and help us as Christians, to share Christ with the unsaved educators and students at (speak the name of your school).  Remove the scales from the eyes of those who cannot see Your glory and faithfulness.  Use us as Your instruments to be a blessing at (speak the name of your school). Build a hedge of protection around our school. Help each educators and students to walk in love and unity towards one another. Remind all of us to watch out for one another. Let Your Spirit of love permeate our school and community.  Holy Spirit, unify our community and help us to stand against violence, crime, and injustice at (speak the name of your school).


Merciful Father, forgive our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) for any acts of sinfulness, including theft, strife, discord, jealousy, rivalries, violence, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, sexual immorality, lewd behaviors, selfish ambition, abuse of any type, drunkenness, wild parties, division, and other sins like these.  Forgive those at (speak the name of your school) and in our communities who do not trust in You.  Forgive those of us who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel with our educators, students and neighbors. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)


Holy Spirit, help our educators and students at (speak the name of your school) to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Eternal Lord, You are the blessed and Sovereign One; the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man can see.  Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Scripture References for the Written Text:   Psalm 47:1-4,6-7, Psalm 27:1, Isaiah 32:18, Psalm 34:14, Job 1:10, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16