5 Ways to Pray for the New School Year
Whether you homeschool, go to private school, or public school, it all begins again in a few weeks. Each new school year will bring challenges and blessings. Some of the challenges that can be expected will center on academics, relationships, and schedules. Some of the blessings that will likely be experienced will center around…you guessed it…academics, relationships, and schedules. So how can we as parents use this time in our kids’ lives to pray for them?
Here are a few ways we can pray.
First, pray that your children will take academics seriously. Their futures are being formed right now. Most kids don’t understand how important that is. We, as parents, have experience on our side regarding this.
Second, pray that your children will have a growing awareness of how God wants to use them as they grow and mature. They are being prepared to serve the Lord full-time in whatever line of work He calls them to. School is a very important part of that preparation.
Third, pray that your children would have an open eye and heart for the needs of those around them. School can be a great training ground for putting others first by serving them in Jesus’ name.
Fourth, pray that your children will look out for the lonely ones. Cliques can be very intimidating for new students or for students who are usually left out. It is important to pursue new friendships with new kids.
Fifth, pray that your children will openly share their faith. School is a mission field. Schedules, whether for sports or music lessons, are open doors to share the gospel with those we come in contact with.
God is at work in all our activities. Let’s pray for a school year that will glorify God by putting Him first.