By: Aaron E. Ziebarth
These past two weeks we have had a focused prayer effort for all school–aged children. They are the largest mission field in the United States. Today we want to pray for school board members.
School board members have a significant impact on the day to day life of children. They hire the superintendent, approve the budget and have significant influence over the curriculum that children are taught. School boards strongly influence the communications policies, and the ease with which students are able to participate in Released Time. In some states, school boards determine whether children can be released for religious instruction.
We recognize that we have a biblical responsibility to submit to our authorities. “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God” (Romans 13:1).
We are urged to pray for our leaders: “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone– for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (I Timothy 2:2-1).
Today let’s pray blessings on each school board member [try to pray for them by name]. Father, may Your will be done at board meetings. May board members live in respect and reverence of you and your Kingdom. May Christian school board members be strengthened with your spirit and live boldly. And when the next election comes, may you bring men and women who love and honor you to serve on each school board.
We praise God that many school children participate in Joy E’s Released Time Bible Program and Summer Camp. Please invite, pray and encourage children to register for these experiences. Now is the time to register for Released Time or a Christian summer camp experience at Joy El Camps and Retreats. Learn about Summer Camp
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