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Back to School Around the World

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Back to School Around the World

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I watched a touching video which shared a picture of two children waking to prepare for school. The parents of each child woke them up. One ten year old lived in a modern home with amenities. The other child lived in a clean house with barely the basics. The parent of each child prepared them some breakfast. One child was driven to school 7 minutes away from her home. The other child, age 10, walked to school over a rocky road and hills. He traveled across man made planks to get across to the other side. It took him 2.5 hours to walk to school.  One child lived in the United States; the other in Guatemala. His desire to learn is evident. We need to pray for all children attending school or going back to school around the world. Let us teach our children not to  take school  for granted.

Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.  Psalm 127:3 CEV.

Mothers and fathers around the world should come together to passionately pray before God for the lives of their children in more than 140 countries. Imagine the impact of God answering prayers for a generation of children throughout the world. Imagine if we all cried out for their safety and academics as I urged in the posts last week.

 

Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street. Lamentations 2:19 ESV

 

It is our privilege as parents pray for and bless our children. We can do this in many ways. Blessing them also implies showing affection and speaking blessing words over them. One of the best ways is to gather with other parents to pray for our kids. Further, answer the call to pray daily for a school in your neighborhood and to adopt a school as I challenged you in the posts in prior weeks http://www.ladyofprayer.com/unite-cry-schools-linda-fegins/

Parents and the community needs 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 every week. Let’s challenge ourselves to daily pray for the safety of our children and that God will deliver them from evil and thwart every scheme of the enemy.
Prayer: Lord in the name of Jesus we pray that you cover the children and youth 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”.( from Power-Packed Prayers for Public Schools by Ida Rose Heckard).

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Here’s a prayer to help them with  their academics.

 

Prayer for Students’ Academics

Father, I pray for ____________________________________ who is facing the new school or college year and the challenges and difficulties of school responsibilities. Impart your wisdom to him/her so that he/she will understand that wisdom is the principal thing. Motivate him/her to seek wisdom and to gain understanding.

Grace and mercy come from you, Lord. As you did for Daniel and three Hebrew children, I ask that you give my children knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom that he/she they may be excellent in all his/her their school work and activities.

You are a very present help to____________________ __________________in all areas of his/her life. Help him/her to call upon you when the demands of scholastic life threaten to overwhelm him/her.
May________________ realize that you have a plan and purpose for his/her life. Gave him/her the motivation to pursue your goals for him/her. Protect him/her from all harmful influences.
Keep him//her mind stayed on you. When philosophies and theories of this world oppose his/her faith, help him/her to maintain a constant focus on you, to run his her course with patience, looking unto you. Lord Jesus, the author and finisher of his/her faith.

Bless __________ with clarity of mind as he/she studies. Help him/her to be diligent and to avoid the error of procrastination concerning assignments. Remind him/her to remain faithful even in the things he or she may consider unimportant.

Give him/her faith in your promise, as he/she faces tests and exams, that by your great Comforter, the Holy Spirit, you will bring all things to his/her remembrance.

Thank you for providing us with all we need to meet the challenges of life. You have equipped _____________with the necessary abilities to do well in school. Help _____to remember to be thankful to you for the abilities and aptitude you have given to him/her.

Bless him/her and use him/her to bring glory to your name. Thank you Lord. Amen
(References omitted.)Prayer That Prevail for Your Children by Richards and Hildebrand

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Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader ( 2016)

 

Linda D. Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”.Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as 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.

Back to School Prayer Protection

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Our children our returning back to school all over the country. Our youth our headed back to college campuses and some are leaving home for the first time. Let’s pray for back to school prayer protection. Last week I mentioned that we need to cry out in united prayer for our children and schools saying “Lord bless our children and the schools they attend”, See Lam 2:19 . http://www.ladyofprayer.com/unite-cry-schools-linda-fegins  Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed.

Along with daily prayer rallies and prayer meetings around the country, Moms in Prayer , International will hold its seventh annual Bless Our Schools Sunday, September 18,2016.https://momsinprayer.org/events/bless-our-schools-sunday Every year on the third Sunday in September, churches around the world pray for the schools, teachers, staff, and students in their congregation.

There is no doubt that “Moms In Prayer  International” (MIPI) founded by Fern Nichols, a group of mothers around the country   have been going before the throne of  God.  A diversified group of mothers of MIPI serve as prayer warriors who battle in the spiritual realm for the lives of children and teenagers as they go off to school for at least one hour every week. They are women united with one purpose: a passion to pray for their children. http://momsinprayer.org/ The mission of Moms in Prayer International is to impact children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

Through prayer, our lives, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed.

Believe that intercessors can change your school district with the weapon of prayer. Believe that positive results will occur such as peace and safety, better test scores, higher graduation rates,   and more school funds to meet the needs of our children. Pray that student-led prayer groups will spring forth.  Let’s challenge ourselves to daily pray for the safety of our children and that God will deliver them from evil and thwart every scheme of the enemy.

I know that many intercessors already have prayer assignments from the Lord. But I would challenge  the intercessors, parents and teachers to ask Him if He might also want you to “adopt” a public school for your prayer agenda.

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Action Plan :

Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school . Pray for a school in your neighborhood and/or adopt a school to daily pray for throughout the school year. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

How many of you will join with me to begin praying for your child or grandchild’s school or college today. Join with me now!

How should we pray?  Below is one prayer for school safety and protection. Next week we will pray for their academic study. See a few prayer points from last week’s  post.

 

Here’s a prayer for the safety of your children.

A Prayer for Your Child’s Protection and Safety.

Heavenly Father, you are the sure defense of our children, you are the rock of refuge, their high tower, and their protector. How I praise you and thank you for the certain knowledge I have that you care for my child, you will be with him/her always and you will keep him/her from the evil one.

Lord, you saved Israel from the hands of the enemies time and time again. You delivered your people and helped them to dwell in safety. Be a very present help to my son/ daughter__________________(state their name )as he/she goes out to play, goes to school, 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 91in the name of Jesus.

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. Uphold my child, ______according to your Word, Lord, so that he/she might truly live, experiencing the abundant life you have promised to all who come to you. Let him/ her never be ashamed of you. Hold him/her up so that he/she will always be safe and will have respect to your statues continually. I pray that he will honor You and your Word. I thank you, Father for the promises of your Word, and that you are a shield unto them that put their trust in you. Deliver them from all who would harm them.

Psalm 56:9; Psalm 94:22; Psalm 144:2; Deuteronomy 32:38 1Peter 5:7; Matthew 28:20; Galatians 1:4; Psalm 46:1;Matthew 4:6;Psalm 91    (Prayers That Prevail for Your Children by Richards and Hildebrand)back to school prayers 1230046_540085746062478_2122145817_n

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader ( 2015)

 

Linda D. Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”.Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as 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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United Cry Out Over Our Schools by Linda Fegins

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School is about to start up again and some have already started.  We need to begin a united  cry out in prayer in  the cities of Detroit, Chicago and where you live for our children and the schools they attend.

Cry out today “Lord bless our children and the schools they attend”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray the prayers below or as led by the Holy Spirit. 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 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.

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We must put what I call “some feet on our prayers”. That means participate in  school meetings. Vote in the election and become aware of issues regarding the educational system. Adopt a school and pray for it every day. Speak up ! Pray  much! Mothers and Fathers join forces. See http://momsinprayer.org/

Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action.

Can prayer change public schools? Yes, back to school prayers and prayer period can. Believe it!

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 every week. Let’s challenge ourselves to daily pray for the safety of our children and that God will deliver them from evil and thwart every scheme of the enemy. ”

“Lord we pray that you cover the children and youth 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”.( from Power-Packed Prayers for Public Schools by Ida Rose Heckard).

Action Plan :

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.

How many of you will join with me to begin praying for your child or grandchild’s school or college today. Join with me now!

Prayer Points for Our School Children and Youth

Pray: Here are just a few prayers to pray:
• Daily pray for the safety of our children and that God will deliver them from evil and thwart every scheme of the enemy. Lord we pray that you cover the children and youth 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”.( from Power-Packed Prayers for Public Schools by Ida Rose Heckard)

  • Pray that our children will be open to learning new knowledge and that God would give them the wisdom to know how to understand and use that knowledge. We need to pray that our children have the ability to discriminate between good knowledge and bad knowledge. Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older he will remain upon it. (Proverbs 22:6)
  • Pray that the school is structurally and environmentally sound that children will be safe. Pray for the right resources for our children such as books, new technological tools and basics like clean rooms, toiletries

Pray Fervently,

Linda D. Fegins

The Prayer Leader

Prayer Leader/Trainer, Global Missions Prayer Force lead by Minetta Hare

Former(14yrs.) Prayer Director/Coordinator,Lydia Circle of Christian Professional and Business Women
Intercessory Prayer Leader for Messiah Baptist Church
Writer in the Anthology -“Tali Cumi: Daughters Arise”
Writer in the Anthology -“It’s Worth the Struggle- Inspiration for Contemporary Writers”
Christian Dramatist, “Sojourner Truth”, “Eve” etc.

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