This week marked the first week of school for many families.
Some children approach this time of year with enthusiasm; excited to reunite with old friends, meet their new teachers, and resume some form of consistency.
Others approach the school year reluctantly; digging in their heels, refusing to accept that the long, flexible days of summer have come to an end.
Whether your child belongs to the first category, or the second, one thing is certain- both our kids and teachers alike, need our support if they are going to make it through the school year successfully.
What’s the best way we can offer our support?
I am a firm believer in the power of prayer to transform our lives. Not so much the prayer itself, but The One to whom we pray.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
On the first day of school, the hubs and I give our kids a proper send-off, by laying our hands on them, and praying a blessing over them for their upcoming school year.
We pray, not only for them, but for the teachers they will have, the classmates they will encounter, and the coaches they will be assigned. We pray for the cooks that will serve them, the principal that will oversee them, and everyone in between.
Anyone, really, who has any involvement in helping to ensure that the school year runs effectively.
If you’ve not before implemented the practice of prayer as a way to send your kids off to school, it is never too late to start!