It is National Week of prayer for homeschoolers in the USA this week.
I think it would be great if we join them and pray for home educators in New Zealand as well. (Since we are beginning a bit late we will use their week – next year we will begin on the Sunday the first day of the week not on Monday). This is a great week for us to be praying in since it is the beginning of our School year.
National Week of Prayer for Homeschoolers
Monday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014
Another CHEO board mom and I were talking about some of the things that have been happening in the homeschool community of late and felt led to organize a week of prayer for homeschoolers. We invite and encourage you to post the following on your personal and group pages and send it through your email lists next week. I am including a graphic for a facebook header if you would like to use it as well.
Homeschool groups around the country have joined together to pray for homeschool families this week. Please join us in praying for the homeschool community.
Prayer Schedule for this week
Monday – Pray for Homeschooling Dads
Tuesday – Pray for Homeschooling Moms
Wednesday – Pray for Children at Home
Thursday – Pray for Graduates of All Ages
Friday – Pray for Second Generation Homeschoolers
Saturday – Pray for Homeschooling Grandparents
Sunday – Pray for Revival in the Homeschool Family
Here are some things you can think about, pray about, and meditate on during this coming week.
Monday: Pray for Homeschooling Dads
Please pray for homeschooling fathers to walk in integrity before the Lord in every area of their lives. Pray for their hearts to be turned towards their children and that they may instill in them a love for Christ and His Church. Pray for these men as they carry such an important responsibility for the spiritual care and physical provision of their families. Pray for protection of marriages.
Proverbs 20:7 ~ The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.
Link suggestion: http://familymanweb.com/blog/
Tuesday: Pray for Homeschooling Moms
Please pray for homeschooling mothers to walk generously in the fruit of the Spirit. Pray that every moment in their day would be filled with much rejoicing and gentleness. Pray for their hearts to be encouraged as they fill so many different roles in their family, church, and community. Pray for their minds to be focused on the Lord and that they will trust everything to Him, not giving place to comparisons. Pray for protection of marriages.
Philippians 4:4-7 ~ Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Link suggestion: http://www.itakejoy.com/
Wednesday: Pray for Children at Home
Please pray for the children that are being educated at home to come to faith in Christ, walking out personal and deep relationships with the Lord. Pray for their minds to be saturated with the things of God and that their hearts would be set aside for His glory and work. Pray for relationships with parents to be solid, strong and healthy.
Isaiah 54:13 ~ All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
Link suggestion: http://www.doorposts.com/blog/
Thursday: Pray for Graduates of All Ages
Please pray for those children who have graduated from homeschools. Pray that the truths of the Word will accomplish the purposes of God in their lives. Pray for clarity of thought as they build their own families and careers. Pray for strong relationships with parents and healing of any broken relationships within their families.
Philippians 4:1 ~ Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
Friday: Pray for Second Generation Homeschoolers
Please pray for second generation homeschoolers who are discipling and educating their own children at home. Pray for these families to create their own traditions and learning environments while building on the good things their parents did. Pray for them to stand firm in their convictions and follow the Lord in all things.
Psalm 78:6 ~ That the generation to come might know them [laws of God], the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children that they may set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.
Saturday: Pray for Homeschooling Grandparents
Please pray for grandparents of homeschooled children to be encouraging towards the efforts of their adult children to disciple and educate the grandchildren at home. Pray for them to have wisdom on how to speak into their adult children’s lives when needed and how to help facilitate the vision of homeschooling. Pray for them to have great influence for good in the lives of their grandchildren, always pointing them to Jesus.
Psalm 145:4 ~ One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.
Link suggestion: http://www.grandparentsofhomeschoolers.org/
Sunday: Pray for Revival in the Homeschool Family
Please pray for the Holy Spirit to do a mighty work in homeschooling families across the world. Pray for hearts to be humbled and submitted to the Lord. Pray for true repentance and turning from sin. Pray for entire families to seek the face of God together, crying out for His presence in their homes. Pray for a harvest of souls through the witness of the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of homeschoolers.
Psalm 130:1-6 ~ Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning. Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
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