New School Year, New Challenges

Sometimes I feel like time is running away from me. Every day I add to my list of projects. I guess my problem is an overflow of ideas. My living room, turned into a second office, is getting piled high with papers, and folders, and binders. I guess it’s a good thing. An idle mind would be a very lonely place!

This morning, as I opened Facebook, I was greeted by this picture. My heart started pounding and memories flooded to me, especially what David said when he came home after his first day of school, ever: “I’m done with school!” He was not! After this school year he will be “done” with school as he knows it, and will be moving to High school in another town. Time has really gone fast!

school 2016I will let David represent all the children who this fall are starting another school year. As in previous years I will remind us of the importance of prayer for the children and for the teachers. I grieve in my heart over the situation many children have to face. With the crazy policies that come from the higher authorities, like the outrageous bathroom policy concocted by Obama, I just want to cry.

God has made us MALE and FEMALE. The devil’s tactics from the beginning has been to distort God’s design. Why did Eve fall into temptation? Because she listened to the LIE about what God had said. If you are a praying person, PRAY for the children. Pray for the protection of their minds and theirs hearts from all the lies that will be bombarding them from those who do dot respect God and his ordinances.

I also want to launch a prayer request for TEACHERS. Pray for Christian school teachers who have to stand up for Biblical principles. Pray that they will be strong in the Lord. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work mightily in their lives. We need our Christian school teachers! Pray that there will be more Christian school teachers!

Here is a re-blogging from last year. It’s just as pertinent today!

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Heart to print: Heart to pray for teachers and students

The verses from Proverbs 3:5-7 I’ve chosen can be turned into a prayer. You can personalize them to your situation.

For teachers:

I pray that my grandchildren’s teachers will trust in the Lord with all their heart, and not lean on their own understanding. May they acknowledge God in all their ways, and He will make straight their paths. I pray that my grandchildren’s teachers be not wise in their own eyes; may they fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

For students:

I pray for my grandchildren. May they trust in the Lord with all their heart, and not lean on their own understanding. May they acknowledge God in all their ways; then He will make straight their paths. I pray that my grandchildren will not be wise in their own eyes, but that they will fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

When I came up with a heart that reminds us of the different areas to pray for, I made it thinking about my grandchildren and other students, but we can pray the same for  teachers. We need to really stand in the gap for all teachers. The students are such great part of the day under the influence of their teachers. Let’s pray for more godly teachers in our land. If God is calling you to be a teacher, be a teacher!

I’ve made a card where you can put the names of the teachers and students you want to pray for. There are 4 on a page so you can share.

Cards for prayer to print: Praying for kids 4 cards

This is what to pray for the students:

Protection for their mind — that they will think on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy.

Protection for their eyes — that they keep their eyes fixed on Jesus, not on all the unworthy things that call for their attention.

Protection for their tongue — that the words they speak be pleasing to God. “Set a guard over [their] mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of [their] lips” (Psalm 141:3).

Protection for their ears — that they don’t listen to gossip and idle talk but learn to listen to God’s voice to make the right choices.

Protection for their hands — that they use their hands to faithfully do their work and to show kindness to others.

Protection for their feet — that they keep their feet from every evil paths and obey God’s word.

Protection for their heart — that above all else, they guard their heart, “for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23,24

TO PRINT: prayer for school children

You don’t have any children or grandchildren to pray for? Pray for the boys and girls in your town who nobody prays for! For the longest time I’ve had a burden for those children. Maybe there are also teachers who nobody prays for. God knows their names!

Let’s take to heart the challenges of this new school year. More than ever, our students and teachers need to be covered with prayer.

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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