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Taking Prayer to School

Taking Prayer to School

It’s a time of preparation, purchasing new clothing and school supplies. But it’s also a time of preparation for life. And since God told us to bring up a child in the way he or she should go, praying and teaching them to pray will equip them for success in anything they undertake. So let’s do this. I’ll provide a list of items and associations, so that when we purchase or use these, we’re reminded to pray specific prayers that will change our families and change the world.

  • PENS, PENCILS, PAPER

Father,

I want You to write the story of my children’s lives.

  • ERASERS

Please erase from their hearts and memories

any words that I have ever spoken that hurt them.

Erase all our sins, so that they are no longer remembered.

  • RULER

I pray that my children and their friends

never feel they have to measure up

to the standards of the world,

but rather they measure up to God’s standard,

becoming all He designed them for

and desires them to be.

  • CLOTHING

Father, may they desire always to dress with dignity

and in a way that will bring honor to our family

and to the name of Jesus as they wear His name, “Christian.”

May they desire to set an example for all people

in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.

  • SHOES

With every step they take

may it move them and those within their realm of influence

deeper into Your Love and Light and Truth.

  • BOOKS

Father,

please grant them a passion for Your Word

and books by Christian authors that will help them live

wisely and well.

Let this be what they crave above every other form of knowledge.

  • BACKPACKS

May they travel light,

not weighed down by the riches and cares of this world

that they may serve You faithfully and effectively.

  • GLUE

God, please let there be a sacred bond between You

and my children that cannot be weakened.

Bind their friends to You.

And unite the members of our family together with a fierce connection

that will only increase with time.

  • STICKY NOTES

Please sticky note significant Scriptures across their hearts

and deep in their minds,

words of power that will direct the course of their lives

and inspire them to speak Your name to the nations.

  • SCISSORS

Please cut away any thoughts or motives

that will infect their hearts, lives, or potentials.

  • LUNCH BOX

Just like Jesus, may this child’s favorite food

be to fulfill the sacred vision and mission of our Father

who placed him or her into Your kingdom

for such a time as this.

So let’s do this. Let’s pray and teach our children to pray – to pray dangerous prayers that will change their lives and change the world. And may they change the nations.

By: Connie Norris has a passion is to mobilize women and children to pray. Please visit her website, “My Home, a House of Prayer for All Nations” www.myhomeahouseofprayerforallnations.com or connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/conniepn.

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