Today, we pray for these dedicated parents. Please ease their minds as they sort through the gamut of emotions they are experiencing. Let them know they are able to cast their anxiety on You, because You care for them (I Peter 5:7).
Protect them from becoming enslaved to overly busy calendars and unrealistic expectations. Please give them the ability to discern what is important and to cast off as rubbish the things which are not. Encourage them to embrace the adventures, challenges and opportunities, which await them. And help them encourage our grandchildren to do the same.
May they “forget what lies behind (old school year) and strain forward to what lies ahead (new school year), let them press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).
We pray in Jesus' Name,
(Submitted by Sherry Schumann)