As school starts back today I am looking forward to another year of being a light in the school system substitute teaching. I had to take some time this morning to lift the staff and the children in prayer as they leave for school.
I am so thankful for another day and another school year, and don’t take a moment for granted.
Precious, Precious, Lord I come to you today just praising you for this new day and the new school year. Father we are so thankful for every staff member, teacher, nurse, and coaches, our cleaning staff, cafeteria staff, and our wonderful bus drivers that spend their lives in the school system training up our children, and I am lifting each and every one up to you this morning that they may be a light in our children’s lives. Father I pray for lives to be changed for your glory this year.
Father I pray our children will not be anxious for anything as they return to school. I pray you will fill them with a desire to learn. Father, bless them and protect them as they walk the hallways, sit in their classrooms and go to and fro their different classes. May they fill Your presence today each time any thought of fear fills their minds.
Father I pray that You will direct them to meet friends that will be a good influence on their lives, and I pray that You place a desire in them to be a good influence on other students lives.
I pray You be there and fill them up with a love for who they are in You, and that they do not compare themselves with others, but can find joy in who You created them to be.
Father teach them respect for authority, and teach them to be more like You. I pray they will be a blessing to their teachers and staff. May all they do be pleasing to you each day this school year.
Father I pray for protection for them this entire school year. I pray they not be bullied, nor they bully others.
Thank You Lord for these precious ones You have placed in our hands. My we not take that lightly as we send them off to school today, or as we lead them today.
In your precious name I pray, Jesus. Amen.
(Photo is a picture of an old desk that my Mom had.)