We lift up our students, their families and educators as they begin a new school year. It doesn’t look like we thought it would look, nor will tomorrow and the days to come likely be executed in the way that was expected and prepared for.
Help each see the good in each day. Help all to find reasons to rejoice and ways to be glad. Sprinkle their days with moments of laughter and lightheartedness, even in these extremely dark and trying times.
Birthdays are still be celebrated each day. The sun keeps coming up, and You remain the same. We all have been created in Your image, God, to do good and great things to bring glory to Your name. Each one of us, teacher, parent, and students, were created with specific purpose. Help teachers to have confidence in their craft. They were meant to teach, educate, coach, counsel, and lead. They are needed, appreciated, and loved. Their work and their efforts are never in vain.
Help Parents to have confidence in the decisions they make for their students. When it is hard to see the good, grab our attention, Father.
When we are sad and miss school, our normal routine, and our teammates and coaches, encourage our spirits. Sustain us through our very real fear of what is and will happen in our world, God. Remind us we are not alone, even when we feel isolated. And Father keep us all safe.