Covering Our Children
We should be able to expect that our children will be safe in their schools. Tucked away in our neighborhoods, schools educate our young and act as central meeting places for many community events. On April 20, 1999, that sense of safety was shaken in America when two students opened fire on their high school, Columbine, in Littleton, CO. Many of us remember that day well. Too many school shootings have followed.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?” (Psalm 27:1; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Today, let’s prayer walk our neighborhood schools. If you have a child in school, go to the school and ask if you can walk the halls and quietly pray. If this is not allowed by your local school (for safety reasons, some schools do not permit this), walk the perimeter or sit in your car in the parking lot and read scriptures such as Psalm 91 over the children and the property. Include your children, if possible.
If you do not have a child in the schools, you can still go and sit in the parking lot and pray. Pray at more than one school, if you have the time.
Send a note to a teacher or administrator tomorrow letting them know you have prayed for the students, the teachers, the administrators, other staff and for safety over the school property.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, the children in my neighborhood are such a treasure! All children should be able to go to a safe and friendly school. The enemy opened a door at Columbine High School on this day in 1999. Father, we shut this door of fear and death over our schools in Jesus’ Name! We proclaim safety, security and the protection of the Lord over (name the school.) (Pray for the students you know by name, the teachers, the administrators and other staff.) I bless this school and proclaim it safe from all of the plans of the evil one. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
I proclaim safety over the schools of America today!