College Campuses Are Spiritual Battlegrounds

College years are exciting, challenging and bring new experiences and temptations to our teens and young adults. College campuses are  spiritual battlegrounds. Let’s pray strategically for our college students. We know that college students are faced with a new environment, meeting new people from various backgrounds and higher levels of learning. Many of our young adults still may be impressionable as they are faced with a new freedom many have never experienced.

As moms and dads we need to arise to pray. We want our children to further their education to enable them to enter the career of their choice and to become productive citizens. While college is a great new journey for our youth, there is a lot of temptation on college campuses. We have seen the effects of shooting on campus where parents once believed their youth would be safe.

Joyce Godsen, teaches, writes and ministers in song by ministering in churches and bars aptly summed up what is happening on college campuses:

Today’s universities are a battleground, where true faith in Christ is targeted and attacked. Students are vulnerable to many temptations from both peers and professors. 1 Peter 5:8 reminds us, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

In response to the real threat of persecution, many shrink back from the fight and forego the opportunity to overcome the enemy through God’s limitless power. When we recognize the opposition today’s college students face, we can ask God to give them strength to defeat the enemy and bring God’s light to dark places.(Joyce Gadsen , 2018).

As our children grow and go off to college our prayers for them are essential as they begin to face many issues. We want them to be equipped with skills and education that will prepare them to make a successful living and to live productive lives. Yet they are still subject to the issues of the world. I saw college statistics that state college students engage in binge drinking (90%), are having sex , use drugs (80%) ,and have suicidal thoughts(18%). Yes. Arise college students need prayer.

Challenge:

  1. Name your college children and relatives and the college they attend. We will pray for and with you and the students.
  2. Pray for college students and adopt a college campus for which you will pray at least 10 minutes a day or three times a week.
  3. Join with other moms and dads with college students and pray together once a week or once a month
  4. Pray with your college students. Encourage them to pray.

Here are a few good scriptures to do battle for college students away on college campuses which are spiritual battlegrounds. These can easily be adjusted for use by you, by others who love them and want to lift up strategic  intercessory prayers for college students, and the college students themselves.

Prayer Points for College Students:

1. Lord I pray that ____ and college students will stand firm and grounded in your Word and follow you their entire lives. Let nothing, philosophy and new things they learn turn them away from You.
2.. Lord for my child_____ or the student that does know you I pray that _______ will be led to salvation by the power of the Holy Ghost. I pray that an open door for the message of Christ will be proclaimed on the university and college campuses. For students who believe in You give them boldness to witness of Your love and glory. Open the hearts of students, faculty and administrators so they can respond to the message.

Spiritual Warfare:
3. Lord in the name of Jesus, shield______ and students from deceptive philosophies, humanistic theories and thoughts, and the ways of the world on college campuses (Col 2:8)
4. Father, stay the hand of the enemy and bind evil and violent spirits on the campus against stabbings, date rape, gun violence and racism. Lord my Deliverer, deliver and protect students and faculty from evil doers and enemies.

Faculty and Administration:

  1. Lord, raise up generation of godly faculty and administrators with aptitude in every field and in every kind of learning, who are quick to understand and able to teach in a negative or godless environment. (Daniel 1:4) Demolish strongholds of worldly and godless philosophies.
  2.  Lord, please give the faculty and administrator wisdom , strength and courage to be the best instructor and administrator that they can be. Lord, if they do not know you as personal Savior, I pray that they come to know you and in doing so that their instruction and work is glorifying to You. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen

Quizzes, Finals and Midterms:
7. Dear God, I pray _________learns so much. I ask that you help ______ to remember all of those things he/she had learned. Please bring them quickly to mind so that _______ or the students may successfully pass their tests . Help also his/her classmates who are studying for exams, that they might have great success. I pray for their peace as they sit for the exams and I know that peace comes only from You. I pray this in Your Son’s name, Amen.

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader  ldfaygo@gmail.com copyright Sept.25, 2016,2018) Linda, “The Prayer Leader” serves as the prayer leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry for her church home. Further, she has served as a prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough

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Prayer for Teachers is Needed!

Every day for the last three weeks I have been posting specific strategic daily prayers for students , their schools and college and the education mountain under PROJECT PASS- Praying Always for Students and Schools. I have requested your child’s, grandchild, nephew etc name and school/college from  Pre-K through college. Prayer is need for our teachers as well who have to teach our children.  Yes , teachers need prayer and encouragement as they deal with our children, some unruly children, children who have special needs , and family issues that teachers need to address.

Let’s pray for their dedication to education and for their protection.

Teachers- Pray for Passion and Dedication

Ask God to rise up godly teachers and educators who are dedicated to their field and can capture the hearts and minds of our nation’s children and youth on each level of education. (Colossians 1:9-10) Pray that your child(ren)’s teacher is instilled with passion and a love for students and teaching and will spark a passion for learning in the students. Pray that the teacher helps the students discover a talent or interest that motivates their desire to learn (1 Corn. 15:58)

Teachers- Protection
Pray that God will protect teachers and other educators and keep them physically safe in the classrooms and on the school grounds. Dismantle any plan to harm them. Protect them from negative and evil political pressures and policies. (Psalm 91; John 17:15)

We need to continually uplift the entire educational system and all those involved in the mountain of education which includes our teachers and administrators. Teachers need much prayer too. We need teachers who are committed to effectively teaching our children.  Schools must be safe for teachers as well as students.

Teachers are important and need prayer and encouragement. I salute qualified teachers who are dedicated to the work and who care about the students. They are so important and deserve decent pay. We want to make sure that teachers are qualified and care about delivering quality education without regard to the race or economic status of the student.

Teachers are teaching and training our children 5 days a week. They need prayer as a part of our children’s life. The prayer of agreement is powerful and we must join our voices and hearts to consistently pray for those involved in educating our children

On the other hand we must guard against negative attitudes of teachers that adversely affects how and what they teach children and how the teacher treats diverse students. We cannot tolerate teachers who make negative remarks about students and who do not really want to teach them. Below are specific prayer points to pray for our teachers. https://www.facebook.com/PrayActWriteRight

Prayer Points for Teachers:

  • Pray that our children will be open to learning new knowledge and to acquire both secular and spiritual knowledge. Pray that God would give them the wisdom to know how to understand and use that knowledge and they use it rightly and for good. (Proverbs 22:6) (2 Timothy 2:15)
    Pray for our school teachers to have the wisdom needed to effectively impart knowledge to their students. A wise teacher makes learning a joy… (Proverbs 15:2a)
    • Pray for our school teachers that God will give them the grace to deal with day-to-day frustrations and problems.
    • Pray that our school teachers would exhibit the life of Christ before our children. That they would be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.
    • Pray to the one in charge of the harvesting, and ask him to recruit more effective teachers with integrity for our schools. ( See Matthew 9:38)
    • Ask God to rise up Godly educators who are dedicated to their field and can capture the hearts and minds of our nation’s youth on each level of education. (Colossians 1:9-10)
    • Pray our educators will pray unceasingly for guidance and wisdom to become the examples to their students. (I Peter 2:21) Pray they will know how to pray for their students.
    • Pray that teachers will impart godly wisdom to form godly character in their students. (Luke 6:40)
  • Pray for our school teachers that God will give them the grace to deal with day-to-day frustrations and problems.

The Challenge:

  • State the name of your child or college student and their school.
  • Adopt a school or college in your community or where your child attends to daily pray for using the prayer points from prior posts.
  •  State the name of a teacher you want to pray for.

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader, copyright September 2018, 2017

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Stop the Violence At School !

 

We must stop the violence at schools around the country. My heart is broken for the family that lost their daughter  Danyna Gibson  this week to a senseless killing by stabbing at the hands of a fellow student in the class room at a Warren, Michigan high school while other students stood shocked. The teens had once been friends,  were A students, but one became angry  and jealous and decided to take a butcher knife to school to kill Danyna over a boy. Lord have mercy!. Stop the Violence at School Lord!

Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children” (Lam. 2:19)

Cry out to the Lord-Stop the Violence Lord, hear our cry!. We need to consistently pray united back to school prayers for the protection of our children, parents, teachers, the school board and the entire school system. PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools want to partner with you so we can unite in praying for our children, teen and young adults. Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed. God will show us how to use the power that believers have within through the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration.

Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

Here is a short prayer for protection. If you read Day 1-5 prayers we prayed for the protection of children. Review that prayer too.

Prayer of Protection

Lord in the name of Jesus be a very present help to my son/ daughter__________________ (state their name) as he/she goes out to play, goes to school, walks on the school ground and sits in the classroom , attends college and faces the challenges and responsibilities in our society.

Lord build a hedge of protection all around the school building, playground, bathrooms, classroom and hide them under the protection of your wings as in Psalm 91 in the name of Jesus.

Lord in the name of Jesus we pray that you cover my children and the children and youth around the world through the blood and “stay the hand of violence against the children and staff of the school. Dismantle any plan to bring harm to them. Expose any weapon brought on the school premises and render it harmless”

Keep our home safe from all fear and dispatch your angles to protect my children at school, on campus, on the playground, on the bus and walking home from school. In the name of Jesus!

Join with PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools lead by the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Messiah Baptist Church in Detroit, MI . We want you to provide the name of your child, grandchild, niece, nephew etc and their school/ college (Pre-K through college) We will be praying for them all school year long. Last week we sent you Prayer Points for  Students (Day 1 through 9 and early this week 10 to 14) read prior blog post.

This week we will go over Day 12 to 14 up to 17. Pray daily. Adopt an elementary, high school and college  to pray for and a student beyond your child, grandchild etc. We declare the enemy will not have our seed and together we will unite to pray without ceasing ,1 Thess 5:17, for our children.

PROJECT PASS  Praying Always for Students and Schools Back to School Prayer Campaign Day 12-

Day 12- Good Study Habits-Wednesday
Pray that your children will be serious minded and work hard to acquire both secular and spiritual knowledge. Pray that the Lord will bless ______ with clarity as he/she studies. Pray that the Lord help him/her to be diligent in doing his/her homework and school/college assignments. May _____ avoid procrastination and may he/she do his/her work as unto the Lord. (2 Timothy 2:15)

Add your child’s,( grandchild, nephew, niece, cousin, etc)  name and school/college below. We will pray for them all school year. See prior post for Days 1-11

PROJECT PASS- Praying Always for Students and Schools Back to School Prayer Campaign Day 13-

Day 13- An Excellent Spirit-Thursday
Pray that your child will be confident in his/her abilities as a student. Pray, Father I ask that you give my child(ren) knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom that _________(name child(ren) may be excellent in all his/her school work and activities and in her/his college courses and class papers and projects.( Daniel 1:17, 5:14).

Add your child’s(grandchild, nephew, niece, cousin etc) name and school/college(Pre-K-College) below:

Back to School Prayer Campaign Day 14-Friday

Day 14- Help with Learning Issues
Lord you are a very present help in a time of trouble. , I pray that any learning issues or learning disabilities of a student will be brought to light and overcome by the right help from teachers, parents and counselors. Lord, I pray that students that are struggling with their studies will be encouraged and their minds strengthened. May they not feel shame or worthless. (Psalm 46:1)

Back to School Prayer Campaign Day 15-Saturday

Day 15- Excellent Education
Pray that with parents, teachers, and administrators working together that the educational system will provide your child(ren) _______ and all students with sound training and an excellent education to equip each student to meet the challenges of life. Pray that students will acquire character, knowledge, and skills to become godly productive citizens in a global economy and will fulfill their God given purpose in life. (See 1 Tim 4:8)

 

Back to School Prayer Campaign Day 16-Sunday

Day 16 – Integrity
Pray that those students who tend to be overcome with pressure to get good grades, will not compromise right values and fall into cheating. Pray for those who have challenges with their studies not to cheat as well. Ask God to strengthen the character of your child(ren)________ to do what is right, to overcome the temptation that comes to him/her in every situation at school and in the community. Pray that your child(ren) will walk in integrity. (Prov. 11:3; Prov. 10:9)

 

Back to School Prayer Campaign Day 17-Monday

Day 17 – School Systems
Pray: Father, we bring before You the _______ school system(s) and all educational systems and the teachers, principals, school boards, and administrators who are in positions of authority within the school systems(s). We pray for skillful men and women full of godly wisdom to oversee the school system(s) to provide the right learning environment, and that will overthrow detrimental business and educational practices and will execute sound educational practices that are fair and just for all students no matter their economic status or race. We plead the blood over the school systems and schools and declare they are free from the way of evil and free from evil persons in authority and corrupting influences. (See Proverbs 2:10-12, 21-22; Proverbs 18:10;2 Corinthians 2:14)

Add your child’s, grandchild, nephew, niece etc name and school/college below:
Pray fervently, Linda D. Fegins

Linda D. Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”. ldfaygo@gmail.com  Linda Fegins, serves as  lead prayer leader  on the Intercessory Prayer Ministry at her church. Further, she has served as a prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a daily intercessor. As a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray, a global prayer ministry she has served as Chair of their Pray-A-Thon. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years (later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa. She served on the prayer team of a medical mission’s trip to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough.

 

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United Praying Parents

 

 

Your child, grandchild ,niece etc from Pre-K through college need united prayer from praying parents, church members and the community for the issues they face at school and on college campuses. United praying parents along with others can transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration.

Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

Accordingly,we want to encourage our parents and pray for their strength to meet the needs of their child, grandchildren etc. to prepare them for school and to help with homework. Let us pray and put as I always say “put hands and feet” on those prayers and take strategic action to make a difference in our school systems.

 

Here is a short prayer for parents written by Moms International Prayer for Moms but is applicable to all guardians, caregivers and family members:

Dear Praying Mom,

May you know that God’s divine power has given you everything you need for a godly life through your knowledge of Him who called you by His own glory and goodness. From 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

May our Loving Father bless you as you bring each concern for your child and school to Him in prayer. May you delight in His presence as you draw closer to Him, trusting in His goodness toward you and your family.

Moms in Prayer International

 

Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school. Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

God will surely hear and be pleased at the unity in His Body and for united praying parents.  Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed.

On September 16, 2018, Moms in Prayer International is sponsoring Bless Our Schools Sunday, a time for churches around the world to pray for the students, teachers and school staff in their own congregations. Imagine the impact this time of prayer will have on that worn-out teacher, the weary principal, the struggling students, as well as every school in your community.

Bless Our Schools, the third Sunday of every September, is an opportunity for you to be united with churches everywhere, while you pray specifically for your congregation members who are involved in the school system, as well as your students. Suggest to your pastor or youth minister that a special prayer be held for the students and schools

Praying Parents join with PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools lead by the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Messiah Baptist Church in Detroit, MI . We want you to provide the name of your child, grandchild, niece, nephew etc and their school/ college (Pre-K through college) We will be praying for them all school year long Last week we sent you Prayer Points for  Students (Day 1 through 9) read prior blog post.

Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

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Welcome to Days Nine(9) through Day 15(15) of PROJECT PASS: Praying Always for Students and Schools ~ September 1-30, 2018. Join us in praying all year long for our students and schools Pre K-through college. Special College campaign coming. Add your child’s name and school so that we may pray all school year. .

 

Parents and the community need to unite in prayer in our neighborhoods and on the school grounds to serve as prayer warriors who battle in the spiritual realm for the lives of children and teenagers as they go off to school and colleges for at least a half hour to one hour each day.

Daily Prayer Points for praying parents are as follows: PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools Back to School Prayer Campaign
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Day 9- Purpose- Sunday
Pray that God’s plan and purpose will be manifested in the lives of your children at school and in the world; that _______ (name child) will do good works at school and in the community. Pray that the learning abilities, skills, and talents will be recognized and nurtured by teachers, administrators, and parents. (See Micah 6:8; Eph 2:10)

Day 10- Grace- Monday
Pray that your children will grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ; that each student will hear of and accept God’s forgiving grace and learn of God’s great love and provision for them. Pray that God’s grace will reflect in their behavior at school and in their desire to learn and gain knowledge in the classroom. (2 Peter 3:18)

Day 11-  Desire to learn-Tuesday
Pray that your child will have a desire to learn, develop a love of learning and desire to be a life-long learner. Pray that he/she will be motivated to do their very best academically. Father, I pray that _______(name children) will be motivated to seek wisdom and gain understanding from the school books and his/her teachers.(Proverbs 4:7)

 

 

Day 12- Good Study Habits-Wednesday
Pray that your children will be serious minded and work hard to acquire both secular and spiritual knowledge. Pray that the Lord will bless ______ with clarity as he/she studies. Pray that the Lord help him/her to be diligent in doing his/her homework and school/college assignments. May _____ avoid procrastination and may he/she do his/her work as unto the Lord. (2 Timothy 2:15)

Day 13- An Excellent Spirit-Thursday
Pray that your child will be confident in his/her abilities as a student. Pray, Father I ask that you give my child(ren) knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom that _________(name child(ren) may be excellent in all his/her school work and activities and in her/his college courses and class papers and projects.( Daniel 1:17, 5:14).

Day 14- Help with Learning Issues-Friday
Lord you are a very present help in a time of trouble. , I pray that any learning issues or learning disabilities of a student will be brought to light and overcome by the right help from teachers, parents and counselors. Lord, I pray that students that are struggling with their studies will be encouraged and their minds strengthened. May they not feel shame or worthless. (Psalm 46:1)

Back to School Prayer Campaign Day 15-Saturday

Day 15- Excellent Education
Pray that with parents, teachers, and administrators working together that the educational system will provide your child(ren) _______ and all students with sound training and an excellent education to equip each student to meet the challenges of life. Pray that students will acquire character, knowledge, and skills to become godly productive citizens in a global economy and will fulfill their God given purpose in life. (See 1 Tim 4:8)

Add your child’s , grandchild, nephew etc name and school/college here

Pray fervently, Linda D. Fegins  copyright 2017, 2018 Linda Fegins  LDFaygo@gmail.com

 

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PROJECT PASS-United Back 2 School Prayers-Protection and Days 6-9

Cry Out in United Back 2 School Prayers by Linda Fegins

Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children” (Lam. 2:19)

We need to consistently pray united back to school prayers for the protection of our children, parents, teachers, the school board and the entire school system. PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools want to partner with you so we can unite in praying for our children, teen and young adults. Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed. God will show us how to use the power that believers have within through the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration. Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

Here is a short prayer for protection. If you read Day 1-5 prayers we prayed for the protection of children. Review that prayer too.

Prayer of Protection

Lord in the name of Jesus be a very present help to my son/ daughter__________________ (state their name) as he/she goes out to play, goes to school, walks on the school ground and sits in the classroom , attends college and faces the challenges and responsibilities in our society.

Lord build a hedge of protection all around the school building, playground, bathrooms, classroom and hide them under the protection of your wings as in Psalm 91 in the name of Jesus.

Lord in the name of Jesus we pray that you cover my children and the children and youth around the world through the blood and “stay the hand of violence against the children and staff of the school. Dismantle any plan to bring harm to them. Expose any weapon brought on the school premises and render it harmless”fn.1.

Keep our home safe from all fear and dispatch your angles to protect my children at school, on campus, on the playground, on the bus and walking home from school

Join  PROJECT PASS-PRAYING ALWAYS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS~ September 1-30, 2018.
Join PROJECT PASS – Praying Always for Students and Schools  fo our month-long prayer campaign for all students from pre-K to college and other educational institutions and schools. We will pray all year long for your student and their schools.  State your child’s name, school, college, and age and we will pray for you. You can send them to me at the email below and/or you can also add your child’s name and school/college for the lives of children, teens and college students attending schools and colleges around the world. Let’s begin to cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers, educators, and school staff in our communities. Cry out today “Lord bless our schools”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray daily.

Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school. Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

PROJECT PASS –Praying Always for Students and Schools will daily provide you with prayers for your child . Below are prayers for five days that you can pray for each day or pray each of them daily. Please submit your child’s name and school.

Day 6- Intimacy with God
Draw my children in a personal relationship with You that they may taste your goodness and long for you. Let them know you will watch over them at school and that they are not alone at school when mother and father cannot be there. ( Ps. 27:8 ;34:8; John 14:16-17).

Day 7- Obedience and respect
Lord I pray that my child shall walk in obedience to me as a parent and will be obedient and respectful to his/her teacher, principal and to authority. I pray that he/she will obey the classroom and school rules and procedures. Lord grant my child____________ a wise and obedient heart that will appropriately obey You, me, school authorities and lawful authorities that it may be well with my child.

Day 8- Self-control
Pray that your child will learn self-control and have the discipline to use it in even the toughest of situations. Even a child (________) is known by his/her acts, whether (or not) what he/she does is pure and right. (Prov 20:11 AMP)

Day 9- Purpose
Pray that God’s plan and purpose will be manifested in the lives of your children at school and in the world; that _______ (name child) will do good works at school and in the community. Pray that the learning abilities, skills, and talents will be recognized and nurtured by teachers, administrators, and parents. (See Micah 6:8; Eph 2:10)

Action Plan:
1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

  1. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more.
    3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or college.
    4. [Pray daily] I pray in Jesus’ name that every child and every school throughout the world will be covered in prayer.

 

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”  ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Project PASS- Praying Always for Students and Schools

 

Welcome to the BACK 2 SCHOOL Prayers Journey  PROJECT PASS-PRAYING ALWAYS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS~ September 1-30, 2018.
Join PROJECT PASS – Praying Always for Students and Schools  fo our month-long prayer campaign for all students from pre-K to college and other educational institutions and schools.We will pray all year long for your student and their schools.  State your child’s name, school, college, and age and we will pray for you. You can send them to me at the email below and/or you can also add your child’s name and school/college  for the lives of children, teens and college students attending schools and colleges around the world. Let’s begin to cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers, educators, and school staff in our communities.Cry out today “Lord bless our schools”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray daily.
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Day 1- Protection and Spiritually
Day 1- Protection and Spiritually
Lord we pray a hedge of protection of our children, teens and young adults as they return to school grounds and college campuses.( Psalm 91)We pray for a productive school year in a safe environment for our children and youth. Stay the hand of violence, evil and bullying. We pray that your child will understand the Gospel and learn to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life. Lord, lead my/our children to trust in Jesus for his or her eternal salvation so that they can be a light at school, the community and everywhere they go. ( John 3:16, 10:28-29)Linda Fegins Pray & Act WriteLinda Fegins #PROJECTPASSPrayAlwaysforStudentsandSchools

Day 2- Relationship to the teacher
Pray that your child will develop a deep respect and appreciation for his/her teacher and will act respectful of all authority figures. Father, may the student, staff, and teachers experience a positive respectful relationship and Your love in profound and authentic ways ( John 13:35)

Day 3- Relationship to peers

Pray that your child will develop a close bond with his peers and that he/she will choose friends wisely. Lord provide my children with friends at school and in the community who are supportive and truthful. Keep them from relationships that provide negative peer pressure and would draw them into temptation and away from You. ( Prov 27:5-6; 1 Corn 15:33)

Day 4- Wisdom    

Pray that your child will develop the ability to discern right from wrong and put it into practice on a daily basis at school and in the community. Lord bless my children with wisdom, and give them a hunger for you, to study and learn more at school. Fill them with a thirst for knowledge of Your Word and to study at school their school work. (Prov 3:13; James 1:5; Prov 9:10)

Day 5- Intimacy with God

Draw my children in a personal relationship with You that they may taste your goodness and long for you. Let them know you will watch over them at school and that they are not alone at school when mother and father cannot be there. ( Ps. 27:8 ;34:8; John 14:16-17).

Action Plan:
1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more.
3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or college.
4. [Pray daily] I pray in Jesus’ name that every child and every school throughout the world will be covered in prayer.
5. Prayer Focus for Day 1 -5 each day or on the respective day.

 

Blessings to parents, students, and the community.

Pray fervently, Linda D. Fegins “The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com

 

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PROJECT PASS-Pray Always for Students and Schools

 

Welcome to the First Day of PROJECT PASS: Pray Always for Students and Schools ~ September 1-30, 2018.
Join us in PROJECT PASS-Pray Always for Students and Schools ( Messiah’s Intercessory Prayer Team-Attend our Back to School Rally September 30)  for the all year long prayer initiative for students and schools with a special kick off for our month-long prayer campaign for all students from pre-K to college and other educational institutions and schools  . Add your child’s name and school/college .We will pray for your students all year long. We plan a special project for college students.

Parents and the community need to call for united prayer for the lives of children, teens and college students attending schools and colleges around the world. Let’s begin to cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers and school staff in our communities .
Cry out today “Lord bless our schools”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray daily.
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Action Plan:
1. Join us in PROJECT PASS praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more.
3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or college.
4. [Pray daily] I pray in Jesus’ name that every child and every school throughout the world will be covered in prayer.


5. Prayer Focus for today Saturday Day 1 and Sunday Day 2 Back 2 Schools Prayers
Day 1- Protection and Spiritually
Lord we pray a hedge of protection of our children, teens and young adults as they return to school grounds and college campuses.( Psalm 91)We pray for a productive school year in a safe environment for our children and youth. Stay the hand of violence, evil and bullying. We pray that your child will understand the Gospel and learn to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life. Lord, lead my/our children to trust in Jesus for his or her eternal salvation so that they can be a light at school, the community and everywhere they go.  ( John 3:16, 10:28-29)
Day 2- Relationship to the teacher
Pray that your child will develop a deep respect and appreciation for his/her teacher and will act respectful of all authority figures. Father, may the student, staff, and teachers experience a positive respectful relationship and Your love in profound and authentic ways ( John 13:35)

Blessing to parents, students, and the community. Prayer fervently, Linda  Fegins”The Prayer Leader”

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Pray for and Vote in the 2018 State and Local Elections

It is imperative the we pray for and then vote in the 2018 local and state elections. We want to make wise decisions. However, we must pray for  our cities local elections. Yes our hope and trust is not in the election but in God. But God states in  Jeremiah 29:7-“ Seek peace and well-being for the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its peace (well-being) you will have peace”. Yes, pray and vote.  We need peace , effective social  and economic  services , a good educational system , and  to stop the violence that plagues our cities. Why should we pray for the elections? A few reasons for praying are:

  1. The Bible tells us to pray for those in authority over us and are in leadership. 1 Timothy 2: 1-2. This includes those who are seeking position in leadership.
    2. Throughout the Bible we see that when men and women of integrity were chosen by God’s standards the people and the nation fared well , were delivered out of adverse circumstances or diverted evil. “Righteousness exalts a nation..” The selection of leaders according to God’s leading and not out of racism and favoritism , can bring great blessing to a nation, city and state.

Prayer Points
• Pray for the election process- integrity, against voter suppression and racist tactics.
• Pray for honest, compassionate, and concerned  for the poor  leaders. Pray for wise leaders with integrity will arise.

• Pray for the judges of this nation, that they would seek the wisdom that comes from above.
• Pray for the salvation of local government leaders.
• Pray for the salvation of national government leaders

The local elections in our communities are just as important as the national elections. We must begin to get the foundation of our government leaders on the local and state responsive to the needs of our cities. Remember we are God’s ambassador’s and we should take righteous action to carry out His purposes in the earth for the protection of the  poor, oppressed and hurting. God is concerned about government and nations, especially as they relate to issues of justice and oppression of their own people and obeying His Word.

So pray and then get out and vote, participate and serve others.

The Prayer Leader, Linda Fegins

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Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

 

When the believer has acknowledged God in the beauty of His holiness, the windows of heaven are opened. True worship bursts into the heart of man. Hallelujah is the primary word of worship in the Bible. Hallelujah leaps from the lips of the man or woman of prayer every time a new thought of the goodness, greatness, and majesty of God dawns upon his or her soul.

The need of this generation is for men and women who face life with their eyes fixed on the Savior. We need an army of worshipers. Our churches, communities, and countries will be transformed by men and women who have encountered the loving, eternal, holy Father. We need a generation of prayer warriors that will rearrange their priorities and see the face of God.

Loving, eternal, Holy Father, I long to worship You in spirit and in truth. One day in Your courts is better than a lifetime in the most beautiful house on earth. Ignite Your Church, Lord, so that we are filled with passion for the sake of Your kingdom! Draw Your people into Your holy presence, and fill us with words of passionate praise. Transform us by the renewing of our minds so that every generation will saturate the earth with worshipful hallelujahs!

–Adapted from The Prayer Factor by Sammy Tippit.

Prayer Points

Praise the one who came as the Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6). Thank Jesus for giving peace to his beloved ones (Jn. 14:27). Confess those times when you’ve allowed Satan to fill your soul with unrest. Commit yourself to bearing the fruit of peace by the power of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22). Ask God to guard your heart and mind today with his peace (Phil. 4:7).

Warfare, bloodshed, strife, and turmoil mar every corner of the globe these days. But the good news is that Christ came “to reconcile to himself all things . . . by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross” (Col. 1:20). Pray for all those who seek to bring Christ’s reconciliation to a restless world.

–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend.

Devotion from Harvest Prayer copyright 2018

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The Influence of A Praying Grandfather

 

What a source of joy and blessing when teen age grandchildren recognize the gift of love and prayer that a  grandfather has sown into their lives. Let It strengthens the family when a father, grandfather and men pray in the home. Oh, the great influence of a praying Grandfather.  Fervent prayers for children and grandchildren regarding their destiny and for their protection will bring forth much fruit.

Grandfather McGinnis’ Influence

Deacon Shurman McGinnis( picture below) has given his grandchildren, Shanelle and Shurman ,a solid sense of direction  by demonstrating to them  a consistent and fervent prayer life. When a father, grandfather or a parent teaches a child to pray and to make prayer a part of the foundation of their lives, they give them the ultimate gift, benefit and blessing. A praying grandfather demonstrates to his grandson or granddaughter how to go before the Lord and how to have a friendship with the Lord. He teaches the grandchild to seek the Lord  for guidance and direction  and to find strength and courage to face the circumstances they must face as youth. The Word states “When I called , you answered me: you made me bold and stouthearted”. Ps 138:3

Accordingly,  teach  your children or grandchildren to pray a prayer when they wake up in the morning,  to pray in the car on the way to school and  to allow them to pray over family situations and decisions  , that are age appropriate for ,  such as where do we go on vacation  etc.

We see the benefits of prayer in a letter Deacon McGinnis received from his granddaughter Shanelle.  His granddaughter was given a school assignment to write a letter to a wise person in her life.  She thought instantly of her grandfather. Shanell states that “When ever I ever have any questions about a scripture or if I need help finding something in the Bibe, I can always count on you to help me”.

Letters from Teen Grandchildren

She  further wrote in her letter to  “Granddaddy”  how his prayers had given her wisdom. She explained:

Dear Grandaddy,

You always tell me of how proud you are of me for praying , and singing at church. But did you ever think of my close relationship with God may be because of your prayers? Yes, I always feel God’s presence when I hear you pray. I like how you try to teach people more about God when you welcome the visitors at your church too. This makes me want to do more for God.  The Bible says in Proverbs 22:17, “Pay attention and listen to the saying of the wise: apply your heart to what we teach.” Also in Proverb 3:6 says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight”. So I thank God for the things He has shown me through you. I also thank God  for  the work He has done through me. I pray that God will continue to use us because  like Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed”.

So I just want to say thank you Granddaddy for your commitment to prayer. I also want to thank you for showing me different ways to show my love to God too. I love you.

Sincerely, Shanelle

 

Deacon’s  Shurman‘s   grandson Shurman, his namesake,  wrote to his Grandfather:

Hey Grandaddy,

I am writing this letter because I want to thank you for being a really wise and strong man in my life. You are  like the rock of our family and whenever you bring us together you always make sure we take time to pray and honor  God.

…  You have trained me to always pray. I watch how you pray before we eat and before we get on the road and anytime something good or bad happens you always pray. So I know how important it is to pray.  I also see that you pray  to Him a lot because you trust Him and even though things may not always go my way I am learning to trust God.

… Granddaddy I am so proud to carry your name and I know that if I continue to pray and  trust God that I will one day become a strong and wise man like you.

Shurman McGinnis

What a legacy Grandfather McGinnis  is creating  for his  grandchildren! It is important  to teach our grandchildren and children how to communicate and grow in relationship with God as they seek Him and His will.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”, June 2018

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