Day 4 – Education

Today we are focusing our prayer on education.  Education gives us knowledge of the world around us, enables us to interpret and interact with the world, and then change the world for better.  Education enhances society as it develops thinking and reasoning, problem-solving, and character.  Proverbs 4:13 tells us the Lord values education. It says, “Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.” Seeking, attaining, and walking in wisdom reflects not only the kingdom, but also the nature of God.  

It is beautiful to see students thrive and grow and develop their passions and talents and a privilege to see them step into their identities. The sphere of education offers a unique opportunity to see students connected to the purposes and calling God has deposited within their hearts.  God’s heart is and has always been for His children, of all ages, to walk boldly upright in their true identity free from shame, doubt, or fear. God’s heart is for this to become our reality here on earth.

Ask the Lord to highlight one school. Pray a blessing over the school. Ask God how we can partner with them as they fulfill their identity in the community. Ask the Lord to bring to mind one teacher.  How does God see him or her? Pray a blessing over him or her.  Think about the students and children in your life. Ask God what He wants you to know about who He created them to be. Pray a blessing over them. Ask God how you can encourage them in their identity.

Lord, we ask for Your kingdom to come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  We ask for Your divine wisdom to be poured out upon our families and teachers. We pray that once we’ve obtained wisdom and knowledge we will hold tight to Your revelation. We ask for eyes to see the gold in others and proclaim it.  We ask for guidance and insight to encourage and exhort our children and teachers to become all that God designed them to be. Amen.