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The 3 W’s of a Prayer Walk
“Dear God, please help all the teachers have strength for this year. We also pray for health and COVID to be gone.”
This was one of the many prayers lifted by our children on our recent prayer walk around the kid’s school.
As parents, we have the amazing privilege of praying for our children. This is something my husband Jonathan and I take very seriously. Especially when the school year begins.
At the beginning of each school year, we go on a prayer walk as a family around our children’s schools. In today’s post, I will share the why, the way and the what of our prayer walk.
Why do we do a prayer walk? Because we firmly believe prayer is powerful. There are several verses in the bible that speak about the power of prayer. Here are just a few:
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16
God hears every single prayer and cares deeply about our requests. We go a prayer walk because it makes a difference.
What is the way we do the prayer walk? We begin on one side of the building and then walk the whole perimeter. The reason we do this is to cover all the ground our children will be on.
As we go along, each member of the family takes turns praying. This year we couldn’t get around the perimeter of the high school due to construction but we walked what we could and drove around the rest.
What do we pray for while we are on our prayer walk? First, we pray for God’s protection to be over the whole school. We ask Him to keep it safe from all harm.
Second, we pray for all the teachers and staff. We pray that they will have wisdom and strength. We also pray for their salvation if they don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Third, we pray that our children would be a shining light for Jesus in their school. That God would use them to draw people to Himself. And lastly, we pray that our kids would thrive at the school and have a great year.
We generally follow this pattern, but other prayer needs come up as we go along. Each of our children prays differently and I love how their personality comes out. I also love hearing our kids pray.
Praying for our children and their schools is an amazing privilege. As we pray for protection, the teachers and staff, for our children to thrive and be a light for Jesus, we can be confident God hears us and will answer.
Many of you are homeschooling families or find yourself homeschooling for the first time due to the current events of COVID19. I encourage you to take a walk around the perimeter of your home. If you are involved in a homeschool co-op group, I encourage you to do a prayer walk around the building it is held in.
Prayer is powerful and will change your child’s school year. How can you pray for your children and their school today? After you go on a prayer walk, I’d love to hear about it. Please comment below.