Saturday, August 16, 2014

School Prayer 2014-2015

Father God I pray for safety regarding the Waterford schools this school year, and for all the children who live in Waterford. I pray for protection from predators, man or natural disasters and from all that would harm the children, teachers or staff of the schools. I pray for grace and mercy upon the children, their teachers, staff, parents, families, buildings and buses. 

I pray for a healthy learning environment. For peace in the classrooms, buses and all school grounds. That a love of learning arise in the kids and a love of teaching arise in the teachers. Give the teachers the strength, wisdom, provision and freedom they need to teach as You would. Let there be a spirit of cooperation, tolerance, respect and freedom of speech. Let there be freedom to pray and express faith in You without retaliation.

I pray the behavioral and discipline problems be defined as You define them and that they are dealt with properly according to Your standards of love, truth and justice. I pray for deliverance from addictions of all kinds in both children and adults. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Let Your Spirit flow freely through the schools!

I pray that parents recognize their high call and love parenting and love their children. Give them strength, wisdom and provision. I pray that abuse and neglect towards children come to light and the kids be protected, delivered and healed. That the abusers no longer cause any harm, and are delivered and healed themselves.

Reveal Yourself to the children. Speak to them, remind them of You and Your Word. Let there be words of praise fill the playgrounds, hallways, lunchrooms, bathroom and classrooms. I ask that You coordinate friendships, orchestrate meetings, arrange classrooms all to Your glory and to provide the most peaceful and healthy learning environment.

Father God I ask that You prepare this generation, equipping them with all they will need for their future. Let each child discover the gifts You've placed within them. Let them discover You as their Creator, their Savior and Lord. Let Your army of worshipers arise! Teach them Your way and lead them in Your paths, in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Psalm 121:7: The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.
Psalm 34:17: The righteous cry, and the Lord hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.
Psalm 91:14: “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
Psalm 29:11: The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.
2 Corinthians 3:17: Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Mark 4:22: For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
Joel 2:28:  “It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.
Psalm 34:1: I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.


A boundary is a visible mark designating a limit. A bound is the limit itself and may be an imaginary line, but a boundary is a mark that reveals that line. So just because we make a mark and call it a boundary doesn't necessarily mean that is the real boundary. In other words, God establishes the true boundaries and limitations of all habitations.1
"and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;" Acts 17:26-27.
Boundaries are important for they determine areas of authority and responsibility. Everyone has a personal boundary. God's design is for you to have your own life you are responsible for and have authority in. This is your free will. There are boundaries (laws) in society that keep people safe and keep a community within certain bounds. Some communities have ordinances about things that others do not. Then there are state and federal laws which create certain bounds as well.

The above Scripture tells us that God determined mankind's boundaries so they would seek Him, perhaps touch Him and find Him. The boundaries we have are supposed to be for the purpose of maintaining a relationship with God within those boundaries. You can have boundaries in your personal life that keep you in relationship with God. For example, spending time in prayer and study of the word, and abstaining from sinful behavior. A community can have boundaries that ensure people are free to worship God as they desire. Laws and ordinances are made, and enforced, to protect those boundaries.

Our first responsibility is within our own boundaries--personal, family, community etc. and it's important we seek the Lord for His will to be done within those boundaries. Within these boundaries we worship Him and grow in intimate relationship with Him. Yet that's not to say we become shut off from those outside our boundaries. 

Father God, I pray for the people of Waterford to recognize the boundaries in their life--personal, family and community. I pray You reveal the wisdom of Your ways to all in this community. Help us with our responsibilities, and help us see the joy in these areas as well. I pray for safety, protection and freedom within our families and community so we may worship You and live our lives the way You have designed for us to. I pray for our neighbors as well, and those people and cities around us that are struggling. We pray Your path to freedom becomes clear to them and that You help them on that path, in Jesus' Name, Amen!

1 Noah Webster 1828 on-line dictionary. retrieved 8-16-2014
Re-prayer September 9, 2011