“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
It is August. For many this means a change, for it marks the beginning of another school year. This brings with it many challenges and adjustments for many within our church family. Some will face the daunting task of moving from elementary to middle school or from middle to high school. Others will being sending their baby off to school for the first time. Those who teach will be inundated with work and others will feel the quietness of an empty home.
As a Christians, our call during this time is use our mightiest weapon, prayer! We must begin this school year in a war stance. We must realize that the enemy is at work in the midst of the young among us and we must be those who intercede on the behalf of others. Bothers and sisters in Christ, let us pray for the students and for the teachers as they begin another year. Let us pray for a safe learning environment and an atmosphere of love and kindness to be present throughout the school. Let us pray daily for the salvation for lost students, staff, and administration as well as protection for all against depression, suicide, immorality, and illness. Let our prayers be focused on the needs and concerns of others so as to see Christ glorified. Let each of us be on bended knee and wage war for the young hearts and minds!