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August 21,2016

Christian Education Options

One thing our government has a desire to completely control is the education of our nation’s children. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” The question is, “Who will educate your children and will that education draw them closer to God as they realize His divine destiny for their lives?” Or, “Will that education instill secular values and thought processes into them, so that they are overtaken by secular humanistic ideology and reject God?” Options are necessary for Christian families and the financial means to choose the right option for each child is needed, as well.

“God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom.” (Daniel 1:17; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. We have interceded for the public school system. Pray today for every option to educate our children in Christian school and home school options.

  2. Financial challenges often come with the decision to educate our children outside of the public school system. Ask the Lord to pour out financial blessing on the schools, the families and the teachers.

  3. Pray a special grace on the parents who home school—a grace for wisdom, strategy, discipline, provision, and peace over their homes.

A prayer you can pray:

“Lord, we thank you for every private Christian school, college, preschool, and every godly home school in America. Thank you for the parents, teachers, and families who are hard at work educating the next generation in excellence and with a biblical worldview. We ask for a great financial blessing to come to each of these and pray that You would reward and bless them for their commitment and sacrifice: whether it’s a significantly smaller paycheck as a teacher in a Christian school, or paying tuition fees as a student, or the loss of income from the parent who stays home to teach. Many of our Christian schools and colleges face financial challenges and we ask for dramatic financial breakthroughs for each of them!”1 In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We can educate our children any way the Lord directs and His provision will accompany His vision for our children’s education!

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