This week's focus: Education
Pray today for the students, teachers, and administrators of America’s elementary, middle, and high schools.
Pray for those with little or no godly influences to be divinely connected with people who will intentionally reflect Christ to them. Pray for young minds to be taught the truth of Christ and protected from falsehood. As our youth mature, pray that the Lord will protect their identity. Declare over our students that they are loved and accepted. Pray that students will be filled with discernment and have real, authentic encounters with Christ that will keep them through their teen years and beyond. In a culture where youth are encouraged to squander and experiment, pray that the Lord will raise up an army of young people who will spend their strength for Christ and become God’s great instrument of change in America. Pray for those struggling with depression, suicide, cutting, eating disorders, bullying, family dysfunction, divorce, peer pressure, drugs, domestic violence, substance abuse, and sexual bondage.
Pray specifically for high school students you know, by name. Pray for teachers and administrators to lead students with integrity and the fear of the Lord. Pray for those responsible for shaping curriculum, that God will mold the information being taught. Pray for church ministries and outreaches to students that the Lord will use them mightily. Pray that the youth of America will be equipped to passionately follow Jesus their whole lives.
In the shelter of your presence, you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.
- Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one. Help them to see life–and every challenge–through Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever they go. I pray that they will set their minds on things above, not just what’s going on here, and that they will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray they will come to understand the extent of Your own love for them–that it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray they will be filled up with You from morning ’til night.
- Lord, I lift up Afghanistan. I ask for Your protection of those in harm's way and for the church there to have the courage to stand firm in the faith as they face persecution. I pray that your spirit of power that is in each one of your children is unleashed to bring Your name and message to the nonbelievers in Afghanistan and the world. I pray for the global church to rise up and help through prayer and gifts of support. In Jesus' mighty name. Amen!
- In times of chaos and uncertainty, hope is needed. We talked with our friend and former American Idol finalist, Rachel Hale, about her new song called "Promised Land," which she calls an anthem of hope. Watch our inspirational conversation with her here.
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
This devotion was produced in partnership with Every Home for Christ.
This ministry is made possible by the generous support of friends like you.