One week before school was to begin, my two daughters and one son-in-law prepared for the new school year with a week of worship, prayers, meetings, and classroom preparations with their fellow teaching staff and administration. My husband and I had the wonderful task of watching three of our grandchildren during this time…one week before each of them would venture into their new school year. As I contemplated the beginning of this new school year, I also thought of my daughter-in-law who is homeschooling her two children. So many teachers getting ready for the coming school term….preparing their hearts and lessons for the children they will be teaching this year. My heart quickened in the need to hold all teachers up in prayer! Will you join me?
Let us not miss the opportunity to be in prayer for those who will teach our children. Teaching is a high calling and what is taught molds and shapes the next generation. Let us pray they will teach with integrity, honesty, godly wisdom, and love for each child in their class. Let us pray they will strive to meet the needs of the children entrusted to them. Let us pray God will convict their hearts to choose to do what is right and good as they teach. Let us pray they will choose to live uprightly and be good examples to our children. Let us pray their teaching will honor God.
As a former preschool teacher myself, I know what little “sponges” children are when it comes to learning! Their little hearts and young minds are eager to learn about the world they live in! I know how important it is to teach well their vulnerable minds. Our children are our most valuable gift from God. Let us be in prayer for God’s protection over their hearts and minds as they enter school. There is much in the schools these days that is contrary to God’s Word. Let us unite in prayer for God’s hand to be a guard over them.