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June 3, 2022

The War for Our Children


I have been and continue to be especially burdened for our children. The left is trying to propagandize them at such a young age now, it is truly appalling. Though we genuinely love and pray for these individuals, we must also pray against and work to stop their agenda. According to Blaze Media, “A North Carolina preschool teacher used LGBTQ-themed flashcards to instruct students — one card apparently shows a pregnant man, WTCD TV reported. The teacher has resigned…The flashcards — apparently used to teach colors to students — reportedly were found in a preschool classroom at Ballentine Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina, the station said.” [1]


Then there is the new Barbie doll. According to The Daily Signal, “It’s no longer just Barbie and Ken. Mattel has created a transgender Barbie in the likeness of actor Laverne Cox, a biological male who identifies as a female. Cox, who gained notoriety in the Netflix series ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ worked with Mattel to design the doll.


“‘It’s been a dream for years to work with Barbie to create my own doll,’ Cox said in a statement. ‘I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll modeled after a transgender person to their collection.’”[2]


As you know, I asked several friends to record Give Him 15 posts for me to use while we were on vacation recently. Some were kind enough to send me more than one recording, so I ended up with three or four extras. My plan was to save them for a few weeks or months from now. However, I feel this subject is so urgent, that I have decided to use the following excellent post by Cheryl Sacks today. It spells out the critical need for us to pray for our kids. Here is what Cheryl had to say:


“Noah Webster, the historic American patriot and originator of the classic Merriam-Webster Dictionary, has been called ‘the Father of American Scholarship and Education.’ He said this:


“‘The education of youth should be watched with the most scrupulous attention. . . [For it] lays the foundations on which both law and gospel rest for success.’


What would Noah Webster think, I wonder, if he were to show up in America today? I believe he would be shocked and saddened beyond belief.


“Here in 2022, our education system and its children are under moral and intellectual assault like never before. While this has been going on for some time behind the scenes, the COVID-19 pandemic, which had children distance-learning across the kitchen table, brought to the spotlight shocking revelations. Parents discovered that instead of being taught the basics — reading, writing, and arithmetic — their kids are being fed lessons on highly divisive topics of questionable academic benefit. All the while, less than half of graduating seniors can proficiently read or even complete math problems.[3]


“The shortage of schoolteachers, counselors, and support staff since schools reopened to in-person learning, is compounding the problem and having a dramatic negative impact on the quality of our students’ education.


“Not only is America’s education system lacking a focus on academic results, many, if not most, textbooks have been drastically revised to present a new view of America and world history, and the history of humanity. Much of the teaching directs students’ spirits and intellects away from the Lord and toward ungodly and destructive philosophies and worldviews.


“One example is that for 150 years the founders of our country were described in textbooks as devout Christians who actively practiced their faith even in their roles in government. Today our Christian heritage is disappearing from textbooks and the nation’s founding is being reframed as one solely rooted in racism and exploitation. The valiant fight of our forefathers, who gave up everything to secure our religious freedom, is no longer celebrated. Students are being groomed to hate rather than love our nation.[4]


“Science is presented as a system of knowledge that excludes God. Fewer and fewer Americans believe in a clear and distinct right or wrong, and often our public schools are reinforcing these new norms as ‘progressive,’ ‘just,’ and ‘inclusive.’


“In sex education classes, for example, our children as young as kindergarten are being taught about marriage, identity, and sexuality ‘norms’ that are outside of God’s biblical plan. Sexuality, once an educational responsibility of parents, has moved not just into the mainstream of education, but to the extreme.


“Our schoolchildren are being exposed to pressure to accept and embrace transgenderism. Some schools have been bringing in ‘Drag Queens’ to teach students about alternative lifestyles, calling them “models of diversity.” These individuals teach, entertain, and educate kids about being transgender. LGBTQ+ curriculums are being taught in public schools across the nation, and one program has even come to be known as ‘Drag Queen Story Time.’ [5]


“At a middle school in Massachusetts, the school principal allowed her staff members to meet secretly with an 11-year-old girl interested in becoming a boy and her 12-year-old brother interested in becoming a girl. A teacher who knew the parents notified them immediately—and was promptly fired for violating the privacy rights of the minor students by alerting the parents.


“In a recent similar incident, a school nurse in Connecticut was fired for disclosing that teachers were giving gender blockers to pre-teen students—behind their parents’ backs![6]


“In Delaware, one school district’s curriculum includes the book Jacob’s New Dress for K-3 students. The text is included as part of the district’s Social Emotional Learning curriculum, which teaches progressive social ideology on race and gender to primary students.[7]


“At a middle school in California, two teachers stalked students online to help identify students they felt would ‘benefit’ from attending the school’s LGBTQ club. They recruited a 12-year-old student without telling the student’s parents. The teachers who used the internet to find vulnerable children to mentor into becoming transgender did not lose their jobs or suffer suspension, even after parents brought the issue to the school board’s attention.


“The angry parents in these situations have learned that punishment evades public school perpetrators because powerful institutions support them in their immorality—the U.S. Department of Education and the National Education Association are two chief supporters of this ideology.[8]


“It is no surprise that student sexual activity, pregnancies, pornography, STDs, gender dysphoria, and homosexuality continue to explode in our young people. It is probably fair to say this is the most sexually confused and conflicted generation our society has ever seen. Our students are being pressured into sexual activity at younger and younger ages, by peers, the culture and media, and now even by the schools themselves as graphic sex-ed courses push their way into more and more districts.


“We must pray for our children, our teachers, and our school boards and also vote, run for office, and speak up that this destructive agenda does not make its way into the curricula of our local schools—and, where it has been implemented in districts, that it will be exposed and removed.


“You and I, as godly parents and leaders, and members of the Body of Christ, must both raise up the next generation in God’s Truth and come alongside them in fervent prayer—standing in the gap to defeat the enemy’s schemes of deception, division, secularism, immorality, and perversion.


Our children need our prayers for protection and purity, and the preservation of their innocence. Schoolteachers and administrators need wisdom and courage to push back against immoral guidelines and curricula that promote these ideologies and behaviors. Legislators, too, need wisdom and courage to prevail when legislation comes through asking for a vote on promoting these programs.


It’s time for us to stand with this generation, interceding for the preservation of their destinies. It is time to reclaim a generation!”


Pray with me:


Lord, we ask that You shine Your light upon our schools and drive out all darkness, spiritual blindness, perversion of truth, and hostility toward You and Your truth. We pray that all attempts to use curricula in our schools as a way to disciple our young people in humanism, moral relativism, and other godless ideologies would be stopped.


We ask for teachers and school boards to select curricula that preserve our godly heritage as a nation and honor You. Father, when teachers and students are confronted with subject matter that goes against their biblical worldview, we call upon You to give them courage.


Lord, we recognize we do not battle against mere flesh and blood, but against spiritual powers in heavenly places. It is evident that there is a spiritual agenda to destroy the innocence and purity of our children, corrupt them, and lead them down the wrong path with regard to their God-given sexuality and identity.


God, as we face these enemy forces that would lead our students into deception and sexual sin, we declare that You have promised to preserve the godly inheritance of parents and our nation—and that heritage is our children. We take authority in Jesus’ name over every wicked spirit that brings these messages of division, corruption, perversion, and immorality to our precious children. This day, we ask for Your deliverance for our schools and our children from these enemy forces. We pray all deception and efforts made in secrecy to influence and corrupt our children would be exposed, brought into the light, and defeated, in Jesus’ name.


Lord, we pray for our children, that Your Spirit would fill them with a desire and value for truth and purity. Give them the courage to stand strong against peer pressure and the lies of the enemy and our culture. Help them turn from the path of death to life, in Jesus’ name.

Our decree:


We decree that our children will recognize, embrace, and walk in Your truth, and that they will fulfill the purpose and destiny to which You have called them. We decree that a young generation of revivalists and reformers like Joseph, Daniel, and Esther will arise!

Cheryl Sacks is the best-selling author of The Prayer Saturated book series: The Prayer Saturated Church, Prayer-Saturated Kids, and The Prayer Saturated Family—How to Change the Atmosphere in Your Home through Prayer. Her newest book, Reclaim a Generation, 21 Days of Prayer for Schools, will be available soon at ReclaimAGeneration.com. You can learn more about Cheryl and her husband Hal’s work at PrayerSaturated.life and BridgeBuilders.net


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[1]https://www.theblaze.com/news/preschool-teacher-resigns-lgbtq-flashcards

[2]https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/06/02/why-mattels-transgender-barbie-poses-harm-to-kids/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=ODI0LU1IVC0zMDQAAAGEwvB_2PB8qxsTa_LMZzMsAcE8kj-rx4jG0_bOKAFUUhK9VAAcS4U88xRwGzcMOArOTtov_UNKUf3JXLXCQjiMKXG3qjgjxBnY9FcHUpP0tmEc6rdZ

[3]https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2020/09/09/low-literacy-levels-among-us-adults-could-be-costing-the-economy-22-trillion-a-year/.

[4] https://www.parentsrightsined.org/drag-queen-ed.html. Accessed 27 February 2022.

[5]https://nationalfile.com/school-nurse-was-fired-for-revealing-that-teachers-were-secretly-giving-students-puberty-blockers/

[6] https://nationalfile.com/k-3-sel-curriculum-in-delaware-county-includes-jacobs-new-dress/

[7] The U.S. DOE secured COVID-19 money and distributed the money to the states under a program called the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER). A significant portion of the $122 billion is designated for “mental health support,” including guidelines for supporting specifically Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning (LGBTQ2+) youth.

[8]https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/2021-11/2021-Fall_CSSO-Letter_COVID-19-Relief.pdf. Accessed 27 February 2022.