Saturday, November 3, 2012

40 Days of Prayer - Day 37

Schools and Education

Galatians 3:19, 24-25
What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come…Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
Founding Father Quote:
“To promote true religion is the best and most effective way of making a virtuous and regular people. Love to God and love to man is the substance of religion;
when these prevail, civil laws will have little to do.”
-John Witherspoon

Lord, Jesus, in Your Word we are commanded to love one another, even as Christ loved the church. Your Word is a clear guide for how we should live our lives, and is filled with the promises we can inherit when we obey Your commands. We have fallen very short as a people. We ask You today to saturate our schools on every level. May the elementary schools children learn to know You while they are young, and follow You all the days of their lives. May the middle school students begin to experience You in a very real way. May the young men and women in high school acknowledge You as their Lord and Savior, seeking You first. May those attending universities and colleges bring the Bible back to the barren hallways. And may the teachers, administrators and staff exhibit the love of Jesus in all that they say and do. May they understand their significant responsibility and may they use their position to promote Your good name. May this love for you infect our Department of Education and move them to bring Scripture back into the classroom, to once again hang the Ten Commandments in the hallways. We thank You for the blessed gift of our children, a divine inheritance from You. Amen.

"In the Shadow of the Cross"
Blessed is the one whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither
whatever they do prospers.
Psalm 1:2-3

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