I had to be at work before my kids left for school today. I’m going to miss this years “First day of – – – – Grade” photos. But my wife has that covered. I woke up early though praying for them, and I thought I would share this prayer with you, for your kids and grandkids.
So – Kenz, May, Jo, & Jay this is my prayer for you today:
As another school year begins I bring my kids before you and ask that your hand of blessing would be upon them.
The world, into which I send them, can be scary, dark, foreboding and even dangerous. But Lord, as inclined as I may be to pray that you would keep them safe I choose this year to pray that you would make them dangerous.
Father, I pray that as they walk into their schools that darkness would vanish in fear of the light that You have placed inside of them.
I pray that their integrity and honesty would intimidate the very notion of dishonesty and corrupt character.
I pray that they would know and speak truth without fear of isolation or rejection.
I pray that they would have the courage to love the unlovable, to accept the outcast, and to stand up for the bullied.
I pray that they would excel with excellence when apathy and laziness might creep toward them.
I pray that they would change atmospheres, bringing joy and laughter, yet respect and attentiveness when it is called for.
I don’t pray for good grades, but I do pray that they would apply themselves to learning, refusing to give up when challenges seem to great.
I pray that they will know when to lead and lead well
I pray that they will know when to follow and follow well.
I pray that they would hear Your voice behind them saying this is the path walk in it.
I can’t be with them every minute of their day to influence their choices but You can and I ask that You would.
Father – You have entrusted these children to us, but they are truly yours. So I believe that You will walk with them, lead them, guide them and yes, that You will make them dangerous.
In the name of your Son Jesus I pray.