Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours]. Philippians 4:6-7 (AMP)
It’s back-to-school season, a period filled with mixed emotions for many parents. As we send our children back to school, it is easy to become anxious about their risk for kidnapping, school shootings, bullying, and various unfortunate events. The All-knowing and All-powerful God has an open invitation for us to come to Him for our peace of mind and children’s protection. Don’t BE anxious. Don’t let anxiety overshadow you.
Philippians 4:6-7 shows us what to do instead of worrying and fearing that evil may befall our children. God wants us to make our requests known with prayer and thanksgiving. Today, we will thank God for what he has done and what he will do. We will request grace, wisdom, favor, and protection for our children. We will speak over our children with the blessings of the breasts and of the womb, make decrees as royal members of God’s family, and remind the enemy that we already have victory and will not bow to fear.
Thanksgiving: Father, thank you for my children’s health. Thank you for protecting my children since the beginning of the year. You protect them when I am present and absent. Thank you for my children’s sound mind and capacity to learn. Thank you Father for providing the finances to take care of my children. I am grateful for all you have done. I thank you for my children’s future is secure in you. Thank you for sending your angels before my children to keep them from harm. Thank you for giving them exceptional wisdom and favor with their teachers.
Prayer Request: Father, I ask for the grace to not worry. I come before your throne of grace, and I ask for mercy. Forgive me for the times I worried about my family due to unbelief. Help my unbelief! In the name of Jesus, teach and empower me to give thanks always and pray without ceasing. Father, give my children exceptional wisdom to excel and navigate difficult relationships. Give my children favor with their peers, teachers, and everyone they interact with this school year. Let my children be attracted to children with gentle spirits, compassionate and godly children. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help my children to stand for truth and be a light to others. I ask all these in the name of Jesus. Thank you Father for answering my prayers.
If today was your last day on earth, do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you sure you will make it to heaven? If you are not sure, you need to give your life to Jesus Christ. Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.
Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen
Welcome to God’s family!