We(Stevo’s Portal Team) gladly inform you about PRAYER FOR TODAY MONDAY 21ST AUGUST 2023 – A PRAYER FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR
Prayer points and Bible References for today. Remember, prayer is an act of worship & submission to God. It is a way you ask God to step in, take charge and continue to lead you on the right path. As you worship the Almighty God using this daily prayer point, believe in your heart that your victories for today are already established and no power or principalities can stop you in Jesus precious name, Amen
Today’s prayer focus: A Prayer for the School Year
Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
There is a lot of understandable anxiety and fear in the approach to the upcoming school year. Faculty, teachers, students, and parents all have questions, desires, and hopes for safety after numerous tragedies last year. If we are not careful, our sinful imaginations can soar and create more and more worry. Today, we are going to take the time to pray for the upcoming school year. We can take great hope and peace in knowing that it is God who goes before us, He is in control, and we can fully trust in Him.
PRAYER FOR TODAY 21ST AUGUST 2023.
You are on the throne. You are still reigning. You care about every person on this planet. You have a plan even in the midst of our fears. We ask Father that You would go before this school year. We pray for preparedness like never before, for unity, and for safe learning environments for children. We ask that You would transform the hearts and minds of those who are dealing with emotional struggles. Please give hope, peace, and joy to those who are suffering from fear, anxiety, and depression. Jesus, You are the Healer, would you heal the thought processes of those who are overcome by worry? Renew their mind with Your Word. We pray for courage and great faith to move past fears and continue the calling to education that You have given to so many.
At night before the first day of school and the many nights to follow, we pray for great sleep. We pray that all would be well rested to take on the days. You say in Psalm 4:8, “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” Help parents, teachers, and students to be able to truly find rest in You because they know that they are in Your hands. We pray against the work of the enemy to weary and tear down. We pray instead that You would restore and renew.
We pray against distractions and constant worry. We pray 2 Thessalonians 3:16 “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” We ask for this from the Lord of Peace to give peace to all parents, teachers, and students at all times and in every way. Remind them that You are with them always.
God, we acknowledge that there is terrible sin and evil in this world. We pray that the plans of the enemy would fail. We ask that anyone with any ill intention would be suspected and caught before ever taking action. We pray that You will give awareness to those around potential threats and protect the innocent. We ask that school administrations would take security and safety seriously. We pray for them to have great discernment and wisdom when making decisions that are best for their buildings. Please help the church body to reach out to their communities and stand alongside them as these decisions are being made. Help us to encourage in any way and to love them well. Bless any security officers at schools with shaper eyes and clarity of safety plans. Help them to be a symbol of protection and safety to the students.
We pray that this would be a time when many people look to You and receive Your gift as Savior. Isaiah 12:2 says, “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” May this be the battle cry of those in schools. May they remember that You are their salvation, they are secure in You, and they can trust in You and not be afraid because You are their strength and defense. In Your powerful and trustworthy name, we pray, Amen.
This Is the Assurance of Answers to Your Prayers – Matthew 7:7-11
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM!
Please pray with all your heart and remember to share these prayer points with someone. Have A blessed day as you pray!