After following *most* of my Back to School tips, the night before our first full day of co op (the one day a week we go to school outside of our house), I wanted to be super spiritual for you guys as you begin a new year.
I wanted to write an eloquent back to school prayer. You know, one that Moms would read and cry over.
But I ended the day frustrated because
- my kids fought over what storage container they would use
- someone already lost major school equipment
- there’s not a clean towel in the house for showers
- chores were ignored all day
- the end of summer party we attended tonight had popcorn (allergy alert) – and I sat alone *almost* the whole time
- just because…
and I didn’t really feel like an eloquent prayer.
Seriously, people, we only go to “school” one day a week. (How do you guys do it everyday?! Some of you hopefully relax after the kids get on the bus… Whew. Getting them out the door smiling is a feat.)
So I found some prayers that touched me.
Bonnie Gray convicted and (in)couraged me. New clothes for school. Mommy Missional Prayer. Wow. Read it.
Prayer from a dad. Thanks Bryan.
The verse speaking to me today is one we all know.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
Moms, as you send your children to school, remember-
They have a shepherd. Who won’t leave them.
Happy back to school, y’all!
What is the prayer you are praying over your children?