HOW DO I SEND MY CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN……
SCHOOL WILL SOON OPEN – BE PREPARED AND BE PRAYERFUL!
With the end of August fast approaching, many parents worry about the prospect of sending their children back to school.
Some of the questions that run deep inside are:
How do I send my children back to school in a world where random shootings occur in educational institutions at any level, anywhere, anytime for any reason?
How do I send my children back to school in a world where kids glorify insulting and putting each other down, bullying is an ever-present threat, and academic failure a badge of the “in crowd”?
How do I send my children back to school in a world where seemingly more and more teachers indiscriminately take frustrations out on students, show obvious favoritism and conduct their job as if it were a necessary evil?
How do I send my children back to school in a world where systems exalt school reputation over student well-being, promote and enforce policies that dishonor God, and administrators shamelessly fight for professional brownie points?
How do you send your children back to school in the midst of these are very real, troubling and complex issues?
As a Believer, some key things you can do are as follows:
- Ask God for His wisdom and guidance daily
- Make it a personal priority to continuously put the Word in your children
- Teach them what is right and wrong in the eyes of the Lord
- Tell them that God is with them to protect them and help them in every situation they meet
- Let them know that their educational opportunity is a gift from God so it is their responsibility to do their best to make the most of it
- Actively support and encourage them however you can
- Soak them in prayer, praying both for and with them
- Stand and believe that God will protect, lead, guide, favor, and enable them to navigate safely through the school year and help them find good success.
- Pray regularly for the teachers, staff and administrators of their school
I originally posted the following prayer/declaration on August 14th, 2010 and have re-posted it every year since.
As the new school year approaches, I feel the need to re-post it again this year as a prayer for our children as they return to school.
Be encouraged to not just read the prayer, but to join your faith with other Believers and pray it, not only for your own children if you have children, but for every child the Lord lays upon your heart no matter where they are in the world.
A PRAYER/DECLARATION AS OUR CHILDREN, OUR PRECIOUS HERITAGE OF THE LORD RETURN TO SCHOOL
In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that every assignment of the enemy over our children’s lives is cancelled and that no weapon formed against them shall prosper.
We cover them in the blood of Jesus from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet and request warring angels of the Lord to encamp around them and to protect them from all harm and danger.
In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we cast down every high thing that would try to exalt itself against the knowledge of God that our children possess.
We declare that the Word of God is hidden in their hearts and that it is a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path, continuously guiding their decisions and ordering their steps wherever they go and whatever they face.
In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that our children have a mind to work and that the spirit of excellence rests upon them, influencing their academic performance and behavior.
We declare that they submit to the rules and regulations of their schools and obey the instruction of those in authority over them as long as our children do not violate the Word.
In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that our children are highly favored of God and that this divine favor positively affects their relations with their school administrators, teachers and fellow students.
We declare that our children establish friendships with children who positively influence their minds, bodies, souls, and spirits, and encourage and support their academic, social and spiritual development.
In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that the Spirit of the living God rests upon our children, making them distinct and different in a positive way.
We declare that by the anointing of God, our children demonstrate godly character and principles—that they are salt and light on their school campuses and that God’s plans and purposes are advanced in and through them.
In our authority as the Body of Christ, we declare these things in accordance with the principles of the Word of God and by faith believe and agree that these things are so to the honor and glory of God in Jesus’ name, Amen.
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