Dear Christian educators,
Do you pray? Is it a pleasure or a checklist item? At an acceptable time, our God will answer in abundance. Never grow weary in prayer. He taught us to pray in the pattern of the Lord's prayer. Start by hallowing His Name, then pray for the many kingdom ministries pointing others to Christ, then ask for your daily bread. Finally pray for forgiveness and give Him thanks. May your prayers be a delight to You and especially out God of abundant steadfast love.
Each day during this season of Lent, I will post one verse and pray it with you. Consider saying the verse in your quiet time and praying it also. You may use the same prayer or try your own. Each day until Easter (except Sundays) there will be a new post that contains: a verse, a small reflection, a prayer using the Scripture and an image. Feel free to share the images because I made them with the Bible Lens app and took all the pictures. What a creative God we serve!
Psalm 69:13 English Standard Version (ESV)
13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
So can you pray in school? Educators do not leave their First Amendment rights at the school house door. In fact, a school covered by praying educators is blessed. Learn the law and then live in the freedom you have been afforded as an American. You cannot pray with the students, but you can pray with your colleagues before or after contract time. You can always pray silently in private and personal prayer anytime. Many educators make it a practice to pray in the seat of every child at various times throughout the year before they come into the classroom. Many have joined us in the 1:16 PM prayer movement praying every school day with hundreds of Christian educators across the nation. Pray, my friends. Pray with delight. And of course, we all know that as long as there are tests in school, there will be prayer!
I love to pray to You! At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me in Your saving faithfulness. You save sinners, for which I am humbly and deeply grateful. You are always there for me. You are abundant in Your grace and I love You so. Blessed all the children and educators today with Your saving faithfulness. I ask in the incredible name of Jesus. Amen.
The CIPE Team