“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” – Isaiah 40:30-31a
There are so many ways the pandemic has affected our education system – families’ lives have been completely rearranged, not just once, but repeatedly, and often unexpectedly, as schools try to navigate the ever-shifting landscape. Administrators, teachers, and parents are constantly faced with immensely difficult decisions, and not enough time or energy to meet all of the incredibly important demands before them. And most directly affected are of course students themselves, from kindergarten to college, who are expected to continue to learn and behave and grow amidst an ongoing global trauma which has lasted nearly a year now.
What would it look like for the kingdom of God to mightily break into these situations? How might the intervening of his grace, the love of the church, and the miraculous power of his presence transform our experience in school this year?
Set aside 10-15 minutes to pray today.
There are many things to pray for related to our schools – invite God to lead you in how to pray. Here are some places to start:
- Pray for grace for challenging situations
- Ask God to prevent or make up for delays in educational or child development
- Pray for wisdom for parents, teachers, and administrators, and safety for all
- Pray for any students, teachers, parents, or staff you know personally
- Pray that God would be people’s source of hope, joy, and perseverance in what has
become a marathon of endurance for so many