Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dear God,

I pray that my kids and their friends and my friend's kids (hereafter referred to as 'the kids') will have a deep reverence for You and Your ways. May they hide Your word in their hearts like a treasure and seek after understanding like silver and gold.

Give them good minds, teachable spirits and an ability to learn. Instill in them a desire to attain knowledge and skill and may they have joy in the process. Above all, I pray they will be taught by You, for your word says that when our children are taught by You they are guaranteed peace.

May they never be fools and turn away from learning, but rather may they turn to You for the knowledge they need.

I pray they will respect the wisdom of their parents and be willing to be taught by them. May they also have the desire to be taught by the teachers You bring into their lives. Handpick each one, Lord, and may they be godly people from whom they can easily learn. Take out of their lives any teacher who would be an ungodly influence or create a bad learning experience.

Let them find favor with their teachers and have good communication with them. Help them excel at school and do well in all the classes that they take. Make the pathways of learning smooth and not something with which they must strain and struggle. Connect everything in their brain the way it is supposed to be so that they have clarity of thought, organization, good memory and strong learning ability.

Lord, enable them to experience the joy of learning more about You and Your word.

"All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children."
Isaiah 54:13

"Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life."
Prov 4: 13

"A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.'
Proverbs 1: 5

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. BBQ dinner on the best patio in Surrey with my dad and mom tonight. I love eating outside.

2. Unexpected, lovely late night facebook chat with a young friend.

3. I am thankful that we can pray. And that He is listening even if it doesn't FEEL like He is.