Sheri Prescott, GFC South Tampa

We are still in the beginning of a fresh, new school year and no matter where our children are learning (at home, public school, private school, or a mixture), we have a powerful tool to help them succeed.

Prayer.

As a mom with one in college, one in high school, one in middle school, one in elementary, and one in preschool, I’m continually learning to take their educational needs to the Lord in prayer. Although great curriculum, a caring teacher, and bright educational environment are helpful, as moms we can’t control the good moments (a best friend to sit with at lunchtime) or the obstacles (when pencils are thrown across the room in frustration over a math worksheet) our children will face this school year. The good news is that we know the ONE who created our cuties and He knows how they learn best. Will you join me in praying together for our kids this school year?

1. Pray that they would love Jesus more than they love anything else and follow Him all the days of their lives.

He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.” ~ Luke 10:27

2. Pray they would fall in love with learning, soaking up what God wants them to learn every day.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go: I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” ~ Psalm 32:8

3. Pray they would be self-controlled and hard working.

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection, and to mutual affection, love.” ~ 2 Peter 1: 5-7

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads to only poverty. ~ Proverbs 14:23

4. Pray that God would spark a passion in their hearts to develop the talents He’s placed within them – looking at every day as His classroom.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Let’s keep our littles in the best way possible… in prayer.

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