“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie Ten Boom

In the coming weeks, thousands of children will be returning to brick-and-mortar school buildings for onsite education. While some are happy with the return, the lingering potential of Covid-19 transmission is cause for great concern for others. Adults, including parents, educators, and anyone connected to the school system process, are working to navigate the uncertainty of the unknown. But even if Covid-19 was not a consideration, children still worry about different things. They may worry about safety, getting sick, fitting in at school, making new friends, grades, and tests. They may worry about peer pressure, changing bodies, and the pressure to perform academically and in extracurricular activities. In addition, with access to technology and social media, they are aware of world events and issues, which may cause worry about the future. Therefore, we must bombard heaven with prayers for our children.

The planned article for this week will post next week. I only ask that you join me in praying for children and parents as they prepare for the school year. There is power in corporate prayer! But parents praying with and for their children daily communicates its importance as a family. Prayer time also provides an opportunity for open conversation where children can talk about their feelings and concerns.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”                    (Philippians 4:6, ESV)