For some, the slower pace of summer has already come to a close and for others it is just beginning to wind down. Back-to-school shopping is probably on your to-do list. New clothes, pencils, pens, glue sticks, dry erase markers, notebooks, paper, and binders fill the aisles of your local retail store.
The business of a solid routine will be a welcome relief for some, yet a struggle for others. Rising early, eating breakfast, packing lunches, and racing out the door just in time is either your cup of tea or a dreaded nightmare.
Maybe you are the highly organized sort with to-do lists efficiently checked and backpacks ready and lined up by the door. Or, maybe you aren’t quite as type A as you are a get-to-it-just-as-soon-as-I-can kind of Mom.
But can I let you in on a really important truth?
Your strategies for preparation aren’t the most important aspect of back to school.
There is something else. It’s the most important piece of the preparation and the one thing you don’t have time to forget.
It’s what prepares our children’s hearts, souls, minds, and bodies as they step into the next chapter of their journey.
And that, my friends, are your prayers. You see, a praying Mama is about the most powerful thing on the face of this earth.A praying Mama is just about the most powerful thing there is on earth!… Click To Tweet
If I could stop the hustle and bustle in your life for just a moment right now, I’d look into your eyes and urge you with everything inside me to stop and pray fervently for your children.I urge you with everything I have in me to pray fervently for your children #prayer… Click To Tweet
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. -1 Samuel 1:27
As Moms, we can’t be with our children every second. The older they get, the further we must release our grip. It’s a process of surrender. But it’s not a surrender we do without battling … battling in prayer.
7 Scriptures to Pray When Your Children Go to School
Joshua 1:9 Pray they be courageous.
James 4:7 Pray for their obedience to Christ.
Hebrews 10:35-36 Pray for their confidence.
Hebrews 12:1-2 Pray for endurance and finishing well.
Proverbs 19:20 Pray for wisdom.
Psalm 91: 1-2 – Pray for their protection.
Proverbs 22:24-25 Pray for Godly friends.
Hope for the Back-to-School Mom Series
If you could use some extra encouragement and inspiration as you send your children back to school, join me over the next four weeks for the Hope for the Back-to-School Mom Series. I’ll be discussing balance in our children’s lives, the dance of letting go, school anxiety, and the need for setting boundaries in our children’s lives.
These prayer card images will be available in the Library of Hope as a printable PDF. When you subscribe to receive new post notifications and my bi-monthly newsletter, you automatically receive access to the resource-filled Library of Hope! I’d love to have you join me now if you haven’t already!
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Featured #MomentsofHope Post
It was wonderful to get a little bit of time this week to stop by many of the blogs and posts linked up here! Many of you I have come to call friends and many more I know I will only grow to love more as time passes. I am so thankful for each and every one of you! As I visited and soaked in the inspiration, encouragement, wisdom, and challenges on each page, I was caught by my friend, Dawn’s article. You may know her. She writes at Above the Waves. (If not, you just HAVE TO stop by today!)
If you are a Mama like me and are jumping on board over the next month for the Hope for the Back-to-School Mom Series, you probably could use some help in the marriage department as well! Well, Dawn’s article, 25 Powerful Ways a Wife Can Say “I Love You” is the perfect companion! As you commit to praying for your children as they go back to school, these are some ways you can commit to loving your husband well. And, guess what! They aren’t super difficult or time consuming!
#MomentsofHope Link-UpJoin us for the #MomentsofHope Link-Up! Share hope and be encouraged every Monday! #hope Click To Tweet
#MomentsofHope is back in full force this week! I’ll be visiting as many posts as possible, sharing them to my Moments of Hope Group Board on Pinterest as well as my other social media platforms when applicable, and choosing one post each week to feature.
Thank you for joining me here each week to share the hope given to us through Christ. Whether your words come from a story that points to the full healing you have experienced in Christ, or its a story of the journey along the road to the healing you know He is working in you, it is giving hope to others. Your words matter and it honors me to have you share them here in this space!
What I ask of you:
- Share up to 2 blog post URLs resonating with the topic of HOPE. That which gives us hope for tomorrow and hope for victory. The little things and the big that inspire us to lean into Jesus and let Him carry us through.
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- Please either grab the #MomentsofHope button found here or link back to me. If you’ve been featured, grab your button here!
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