Prayer focus for December 1-7, 2012
Malachi 4:5-6: "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
We must make prayer for our children, families and educational system a top priority. Our children are our future. Parents and teachers have an extremely important job of training and teaching our kids. Before Jesus told Peter to "feed My lambs" He asked him if he loved Him. (John 21:15). Those who "feed" our children need to be those who love the Lord. Pray for those who are "feeding" the kids in your neighborhood 's homes and schools! Also, there are some changes being proposed regarding the State of Michigan public school system this month and we need to pray for God's hand to be involved in this.
I pray for all parents and grandparents and all those in positions of influence over our children. I pray for their hearts to turn towards the children. That our children rise to the level of priority You desire for them to be. That we give our children the time and attention they need. Forgive us for abandoning our children to go after money and possessions.
Father God, I pray You give wisdom to all those in decision making positions regarding our educational system in Waterford, the state of Michigan and federally. Influence them according to Your will and plan for our schools and our children. Let our educational system be patterned after Your heavenly plan. I pray for all teachers and educators in the educational system. I pray their hearts turn towards You. I pray all those who influence our children are influenced by You.
Father, I pray You give wisdom to Christian parents concerning private and home schools. Show us Your wisdom of whether to be salt and light in the public school system vs. protecting our children from the darkness of the world. I pray You send a flood of educators into the public school system who love You and stand for Your kingdom.
I pray for church leaders, children's pastors and teachers. I pray You anoint them with Your Holy Spirit to reach these kids for You. Give them a fresh fire and passion to reach kids for You. Give them all the resources they need to touch these kids hearts with Your life and love.
Father, raise up an army of children for You. Touch their hearts, wrap Your loving arms around them. Reveal Yourself to them. Pour out Your Spirit upon them. (Joel 2:28-29). Touch every child in our community.
"...neither will any be missing or lost, says the Lord." Jeremiah 23:4, The Amplified Bible