Orthodox prayer for a child when he begins school
O Lord our God and Creator, who hast honored men with Thine own image; who hast taught Thine elect, so that most wise are they who give heed to Thy teaching; who revealest wisdom unto babes; who hast imparted Thy teaching unto Solomon and unto all who have sought Thy wisdom: Open Thou the heart, the mind, and the lips of this Thy servant, (Name), that he may receive the power of Thy law, and understand the knowledge which shall be taught him, to the glory of Thine all-holy Name, to the profit and building up of Thy holy Church, and that he may comprehend Thy good and perfect will. Deliver him from every hostile oppression; preserve him in the Orthodox faith, and in holiness all the days of his life, that he may increase in wisdom and in the fulfilling of Thy commandments, that being thus prepared he may glorify Thine all-holy Name and become an heir of Thy kingdom. For Thou art God, mighty in mercy, and gracious in strength, and unto Thee is due glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.