As we see people assert their ideologies into the classrooms, we must be just as intentional with bringing our Judeo-Christian worldview into them. That doesn’t mean we have to be angry, belligerent, or condemning. We just have to be persistent and determined. If we want our schools to be safer places where our children, teachers, and administrators can flourish, we’re going to need the courage to say our faith in those places is a good thing.
As schools across our nation prepare to begin a new year, let’s pray that this will be the most God-honoring school year we’ve seen in our nation in decades:
Thank You for the educational system available in our nation. Thank You for the beautiful facilities, the teachers, and the administrators who have trained and prepared throughout their lives to lead and instruct our children.
As we look toward a new school year, we ask for Your forgiveness. Lord, we have been busy, distracted, and often disinterested, and we repent of that today. Give us the wisdom, courage, and boldness we need to bring our faith back into the schools, that the name of Jesus would be honored within every classroom. I thank You for the reports that will begin to come of the moving of Your Spirit in those places. Thank You that when the enemy comes in like a flood, you raise up a standard against Him, and that we will see the standard of Jesus Christ lifted up in our school systems. May those who oppose it be silenced. May those who would seek to hinder it fail in their plans. May those who know You have a new boldness, a new anointing, and a new willingness to share the truth they know.
Lord, look upon our young people and pour out Your Spirit upon them. Give them a revelation of Yourself. May the fear of God and a spirit of repentance come upon them, and may they bring it home to their parents and families. We thank You and praise You for what You will do.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Being a voice for our faith in the public schools is appropriate and necessary. I do not believe there is a better way for our children to be trained than to understand the Judeo-Christian view of the world—and that’s true from the smallest children, all the way up through our college campuses. Over the next several weeks, let’s continue to repent, pray, and invite Almighty God into the schools in our communities and across the nation. We need outcomes that can only come through Him.
Onward in Him,
Pastor Allen Jackson