It’s that time of year again. When back packs, pencils, and notebooks are flying off the shelves. Kids and parents have to get used to being on school schedule after a possible lazy summer. This year we’ve got children headed to 11th grade, 9th grade, 6th grade, and Kindergarten. It will certainly take a tag team effort to get everyone to school on time. Oh, and my wife is telling me they even expect us to pick them back up.
Watching the way my wife prepares for these events is nothing short of amazing. Not to mention, her heart is aching watching her baby boy transition to all day school. I personally have very mixed feelings. Sure, I’m glad my boys are growing up and becoming all God created them to be. On the other hand, I feel like our time with them is slipping away so quickly. Maybe you have some of these feelings and more.
Earlier I found myself compelled to pray not only for my children, but all children. We all know the evil one is always looking to steal, kill, and destroy. We can’t be with them all the time. But, God can watch over them moment by moment. So, here is my school prayer.
Dear God, I come to you on behalf of our children. Please continue to grow them into the men and women you want them to become. Protect them from Satan’s attacks. Strengthen them where they feel weak. Assure them that no matter what you are with them. Guide their teachers and parents in the way they should go. May all work together as one. May no child be left behind. May every family have a blessed school year. May your will, not ours be done. In our homes, in our schools, and in this world. In Jesus name we pray, AMEN!
“Do not be anxious about anything. But, in everything by prayer and petition present your requests to God with Thanksgiving. And, then the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7