Today we are closing the door on summer. At the crack of dawn tomorrow, I will deliver my children to their appropriate elementary and middle schools to spread their wings.
I would like to pretend that this is easy to do, but honestly, like a mother hen, I would much rather keep them in the safety of my nest. It is only by God’s strength and peace that I can release the grasp.
How about you? Are you anxious about this new school year? Maybe you are determined to be intentional this school year with your toddler and preschooler but there is fear about teaching your own child.
I don’t know about you but I need to begin this new school year with prayer. Will you please join me?
Dear Abba Father,
Thank You, God, for Your love. Your forgiveness. Your peace. The wisdom that You give abundantly.
We don’t know what this school year holds but You are sovereign. You love each of our children more than we can imagine. This year I ask that You would expand their joy, love, and self-control. Grow their knowledge of You.
Lord, help our children to see with Your eyes the kiddos who need friendship or a kind word. Give them the strength to stand up for truth. Create in them a deep love of learning.
For the teachers, flood them with strength and wisdom. Give them eyes to see through the words and actions of each student.
For the mommas and teacher of littles, give them the patience to answer all the why questions. Pour strength into their tired bodies as they discipline for the 85th time.
For the parents, help us be intentional. Whether that be during the day with our littles or in the evenings with our big kids. Help us remember what is important and to grasp teachable moments that come in our path.
I ask for safety and protection for all of us as travel to and fro, play, and work.
We give you this school year to further your Kingdom.
In Your holy, powerful, and loving name….
Welcome friends to a new school year!
Check out these back to school tips:
Ten Ways to Empower Your Kids to Have a Great School Year
How Parents and Kids Can Thrive During the School Year
Preparing to Impress
And start the school year out right by joining us for the September 8-9th ABCJLM Parent and Teacher Conference in NW Arkansas.