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August 16, 2016

A “Back To School” Prayer

We are right in the middle of the season when most of our nation’s children head back to school. From preschoolers to college students, this is a critical time in their lives and one we want to commit to interceding for. The public education system in America has become more and more liberal every year. Our Christian children now face persecution in some schools where Christ is clearly not welcome. However, we can pray that this would be the year of revival in our nation’s schools!

“For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring and My blessing on your descendants; And they will spring up among the grass, like poplars by streams of water.” (Isaiah 44:3-4; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Our nation’s schools were once safe havens where subjects were taught right out of the Word of God. Repent identificationally for the nation’s rejection of God from the public school system.

  2. Cry out to God for streams of refreshing, renewal and revival to run through the schools of America. Ask the Lord for our schools to be places where our children can thrive in safety and acceptance.

  3. Pray for Christian students to be emboldened by the Holy Spirit to share their faith without fear or hesitation. Declare that revival will begin this year in the schools!

A prayer you can pray:

“Father, we thank you for this incredible promise that You will bring refreshing to the driest places! Where it has been spiritually dry, we ask for streams of the Holy Spirit, the Water of Life, to now pour through our schools and that this would cause our children to thrive and flourish, like poplar trees by the riverside. We ask for an unprecedented outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our schools. We pray that Christian students would be greatly empowered and emboldened to share the gospel, and courageous in their witness despite any opposition. May they see a demonstration of God’s power on their campuses and may Christians there truly be light and salt, in Jesus’ name.”1

Today’s decree:

Revival will rush like a river and overtake our nation’s schools!

1 Taken from BridgeBuilders International, “21 Days of Prayer for Arizona Schools.”