Well, it's almost that time again! What “time” you may ask? Well, I certainly don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but it's time to go back to school for students all across our nation. I believe this does not have to be bad news though, as many students are excited about going back into their schools to shine the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in powerful ways.
Invite Students to come to the front of the Church to stand for prayer as others gather behind them to agree in prayer as someone leads in the following. Please note that this is simply a pattern and may be modified as the Lord leads.
Begin Prayer –
Our Heavenly Father, we come to you today on behalf of all these precious students who are requesting your help right now.
These past few years have been challenging in so many ways, but you have led us each step of the way. Despite so many situations that have arisen that have seemed to be impossible, we take great joy in bringing our “impossible situations” to the God of all possibilities!
The words “Back to School” appear all over the place, and it's for a good reason… it's time for our students to go back to School!
I would imagine the students have seen the summer days go by far too quickly as they have enjoyed summer vacations, family outings, far more TV than they need, and the list could go on and on, I'm sure.
As they prepare to return to school again, whether it be to College, High School, Junior High, Elementary, or yes, even Kindergarten for the first time, we need to stand with them in prayer!
Matthew 24:8 tells us, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”
This letter is not intended to be a prophetic word about where we are in God's timetable. Of course, only God the Father knows the “day and hour” when Jesus will come again, but if we genuinely love the Lord, we look forward to that day!
Revelation 22:20 (NKJV) 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
With that in mind, we know that while we as the people of God dwell on this earth, there will be challenges along the way. The people of Ukraine are going through tremendous difficulty at this time as Russia (primarily Putin) has declared war on them.