Friday, August 16, 2013

Praying for our Schools

Here is a prayer guide for schools that I really liked and thought it would be great for our church family to use to pray for our schools.  Hope you take some time to pray for students, teachers and parents as school gets started next week.  Love you all.

- Todd

Praying For the Students

Father, I pray that the lost students of ___________________ will surrender to Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of their lives. Show them their lostness and their need of Jesus. Have mercy on them and saved them through Your Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:1-16; John 6:44; Matthew 11:28).

Father, I ask that the believing students of __________________ will exercise a powerful and righteous influence in the school. Empower them to live holy and obedient lives before their lost friends and teachers. Remove anything from their lives that might hinder their testimony (Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Peter 2:11-12, 3:15-16).

Father, protect the believing students of _____________________ from evil, worldly influences. Give them the power and courage to say "NO!" to sinful peer pressure. Grant them the discernment to see through the empty and foolish values, ideas, and behavior of the world that is in rebellion against You (Proverbs 1:10-19; 1 Corinthians 15:32; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; 1 John 2:15-17).

Father, I ask that the students of __________________ will develop healthy relationships with others. Teach them how to relate to others with compassion, respect, and understanding. Set them free from developing unhealthy relationships with the opposite sex (Exodus 20:12-17; Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39; Ephesians 4:32).

Father, I plead that the students of _____________________ will have good relationships with the teachers and the administration. Grant that the students will have respect for their teachers and the administration that are in authority over them. Let their strong, working relationships among these groups (Romans 13:1, 7; 1 Peter 2:13-14).

Father, I plead in the name of Jesus that You will grant a spirit of purity among the students of _________________. I pray that You would deliver them from immoral talk and actions. Show them the evil and the rebellion of sexual immorality. Grant them healthy and pure relationships with members of the opposite sex. Convict those that are sexually active and lead them to seek Your forgiveness and help and then abstain from sex until marriage. Strengthen and encourage those who are virgins to continue in this until marriage (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; Hebrews 13:4).

Praying For the Teachers

Father, I plead that the unsaved teachers of __________________ would enter into a personal relationship with You through the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that they would turn from their sin to Jesus in genuine faith (John 3:15-18, 6:44; Acts 4:12, 17:30-31).

Father, I ask that the believing teachers of ______________________ would exercise a powerful and righteous influence among the students and teachers. Empower them to live holy lives and minister to the students and other teachers (Proverbs 28:1; Matthew 5:13-16).

Father, I ask that the teachers of ____________________ will know how to deal with problem students. Grant them the wisdom, insight, and compassion to help these students (Proverbs 22:15).

Father, protect the teachers of _____________________ from discouragement. Empower them to excel in the face of discouraging situations. Grant them a spirit of perseverance in spite of the problems (Philippians 4:13).

Father, I ask You to bless the personal lives of the teachers at ______________________. Bless them with good and perfect gifts. Help them with their personal problems and struggles (Psalm 103:1-5; James 1:17).

Praying For the Parents

Father, I plead in the name of Jesus that the unsaved parents of ____________________ would surrender their lives to Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. I ask that the Holy Spirit would convict them and draw them to Jesus in faith and repentance (John 3:15-18, 6:44).

Father, I ask that the believing parents of _______________________ will be growing in their relationship to God. Do this so that they can train godly children (John 8:31-32; 1 Peter 3:1-2).

Father, I pray that the believing parents of ______________________ will exercise a powerful and righteous influence (Proverbs 28:1; Matthew 5:13-16).

Father, I ask that the parents of ________________________ would be genuinely interested in their children and their education. Cause them to take an active role in their children's lives (Ephesians 6:4).

Father, grant good working relationships between the parents and the teachers of ____________________. I ask the parents would have respect and support for the teachers and the administration (Romans 13:1).

Father, I plead that the parents of _______________________ will create an atmosphere at home that will help the children learn and grow. I pray that the parents will take the initiative to teach and train the children at home (Deuteronomy 6:6-7).

from Dr. Kevin Meador, Prayer Closet Ministries

Just a Few Reminders - 

Name Tags at BCC!
We want to get to know you! This Sunday, we will be providing name tags for everyone coming to worship. Take a name tag at the door and write your name on it! So many people may recognize faces of people in our body, but now we can help you remember some names! Join us at 9:30 or 11 AM as we talk about our mission and why we do what we do at BCC! See you then!

Drop By and Love on Scott Next Sunday, August 25th!
Join us Next Sunday as we show appreciation for all Scott has done at BCC and excitement for what God has in store for him at Compassion International! Stop by and fellowship with us at a drop-in being held in the Worship Center starting at 2 PM! We'll see you there!