A Prayer for Students Who Are Rejected

By Andrea Ziebarth, Released Time Administrative Assistant Read Andrea’s Bio here  We lift up to you the Students who are struggling with a discouraged spirit. The feeling of being unwanted can deliver a sting like no other.  The question of “why does no one want me?” can be an arrow piercing any chance of hope,…

Praying for Christian Teachers

By Nate Marshall, Director, 4.12 Leadership Training Program Read Nate’s Bio here When I think of my school years growing up and the difficulties therein, some of the most influential people during those years were my Christian school teachers. You see, I was a child that knew Jesus as his Savior, but desperately struggled with…

Praying for Abused Children

By Tanya Pearrell, Executive Assistant  Read Tanya’s Bio here Abuse. Neglect. Broken homes. Children being raised by someone other than their mother or father. We see it everywhere. All you have to do is watch the news and you will see another case of a child injured (or worse) at the hands of someone that…

Prayer for Children Struggling with Suicide

By Joe Rzempoluch, Program Director Read Joe’s Bio here You are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) in the image of the living God (Genesis 1:26).  Your uniqueness is a celebration of the endless creative prowess of our God and creator.  While you were still an enemy of God, He who was flawless and in…

Let’s Pray for Children

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director (Read about Aaron here.) We praise God for the opportunity to share His love with children.  This past year God brought 3,600 children into a weekly encounter with Him through the Released Time Bible Program.  Yet, we are aware that there are 26,400 children in those grades back at…

Oh, Maybe I Should Pray

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Recently I received an email from a previous summer staff member. Her insights are so valuable, I am sure we can all relate and be encouraged. She writes… It took me a while to write this because I might have thought it wasn’t as important to share as a…