Back-to-School Prayers: Day 2

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It’s day 2 of praying together. I hope you are enjoying this week as much as I am!

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Today’s prayer focus: COURAGE.

Maybe your child is attending a new school this week—that’s pretty scary.
Maybe your child fears a complicated class, such as 1st grade reading, French 101, calculus or molecular science.
Maybe your child fears joining a new friend group or balancing college life or having a new teacher.
Possibly fear might discourage your child into thinking he or she just can’t do it.

My daughter, Caroline, is facing graduate school for the first time right now. I made the list above with her in mind. I’m praying that she will face grad school courageously. I’m praying she will not be intimated by the tough classes, new teachers and students. I’m praying she will not be plagued by the sinking feeling that she just can’t do it. I believe she is capable. I pray that she will believe she is capable, too.

As our children face a tough school year, let’s pray for God to give them courage.

Let’s pray for God to help them face their fears with confidence and faith.

As you pray today, divide “courage” into categories. What areas do you want your child to be courageous in? (scholastic, physical, social, etc.) Be sure to list why courage is needed in each category. Remember, writing down specific prayers helps us organize our thoughts and leaves us with a written record that we can refer back to in the future.

Instead of worrying about our children, let’s model courage by facing our own fears in prayer. Here’s a great thought for the day:

Today, we join together in faith to pray that our children will face their fears courageously!

Here are a few verses to encourage you as you pray:

“But in the day that I’m afraid, I lay all my fears before you and trust in you with all my heart. What harm could a man bring to me? With God on my side I will not be afraid of what comes. The roaring praises of God fill my heart, and I will always triumph as I trust his promises.” Ps. 56:3-4 TPT

“Let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power.” Eph. 6:10 NIRV

“Be strong and courageous and get to work. Don’t be frightened by the size of the task, for the Lord my God is with you; he will not forsake you . . .” 1 Chron. 28:20 TLB

Dear Lord,

Please give our children courage to face their fears. If they feel nervous, give them boldness. If they feel unsure, give them confidence. As they face obstacles, fill them with your great power so they can overcome whatever stands in their way. Amen.

Take courage, students and parents! Have a great day!

*Can I pray for your child, today? Please leave your prayer requests in the comment section below and I will lift your child up. Join me in prayer by praying for the person who comments right before you. (Remember to keep private details, private)

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2018-08-07T07:51:10+00:00

About the Author:

May Patterson, author of "Seeking a Familiar Face," began writing in response to God’s grace. And by this grace, she has written, taught the Bible and spoken at a variety of events. Her ministry focus is to help people draw closer to God and each other. May is married to her dear friend Mike, and they have three grown children. She has a great love for her family, the great outdoors and travel.

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