Many of my friends and relatives are teachers and school administrators. I have talked and listened to several and there are understandable concerns about what the new school year is going to look like. More importantly, how effective it can be under unprecedented challenges.
Some states, like California, have closed schools and learning will be online. Some families are forming learning pods, which comes from their own monies. In other districts, teachers have the choice as to whether to return to classrooms.
One thing I know about the educators in my circle is that they care very much about kids and their educational outcomes. More than that, we know that God cares about kids and teachers. All things considered, will you pray with me?
“Father God, there are some very real issues going on with kids’ education under the shadow of Covid-19. Thank You, Lord, that You have not left us alone. Thank You that we can come to You with our deepest needs. Our educators need wisdom and extra measures of creativity and compassion right now. Kids need to be in school and I intercede for those who are having to learn online. We know that not all parents can afford to have their kids participate in learning pods, and we pray that You will fill in the gap so these kids don’t fall behind.”
“Lord, where classrooms are reconvening, new rules will have to apply and we pray that Your calm and order will prevail. I pray Your hand on our educators for strength, clear thinking, patience beyond what they think they have, and Your joy which is unshakable. We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
I challenge you to encourage a teacher or principal in your life today. Stop and ask, “Can I pray for you right now?” I promise that both of you will be blessed. Please let me know in the comments below.
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