Many of you are closing in on your first month of “back to school” schedule! Whether its daycare, preschool, public school, private school or homeschool, the beginning of a new year brings about some concerns about the challenges of raising our kids. One of the most powerful tools God equips parents with to address these concerns is PRAYER! I came across an article by Dr. Joshua Straub that discussed ways to pray for your kids while they’re at school each day of the week. This is a thumbnail sketch of what he shared.
Monday: Pray your child would have a love of learning. Pray he/she would have wisdom, insight, and understanding.
Tuesday: Pray for God to surround your child with friends, mentors, and loved ones who champion and encourage their worth, strengths, and gifts.
Wednesday: Pray your child will be honest, hard working, patient, faithful, empathetic, and kind.
Thursday: Pray your child has the courage to do the right thing and would walk confidently in God’s love for them.
Friday: Pray your child’s heart would belong completely to God.
I would encourage you to check out the website (https://226parenting.com) and read the entire article, “8 Weekly Prayers to Pray for Your Kids While They’re at School”. Dr. Straub closes the article with this; “Dear Lord, I pray for a belly laugh today for my children. Teach them the value of having fun and laughing hard. And Lord, do the same for me.”
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