Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A Mom's Prayer on the First Day of School

A Mom's Prayer On the First Day of School

Here we are again, Lord. Their backpacks are loaded and their faces are scrubbed and their lunch accounts are full.And I know you'll walk with them, Lord. You always do. But a mom still has to ask.Will You walk with them? Will You whisper to them what they need to hear, when I'm not there to whisper it?Will You please, oh please, cover their school with the protection only You can give, and will You keep harm far away?Will You make their minds strong and ready to learn? Will You help them understand that hard work honors the One who created them?Will You guide their teachers, giving them patience and wisdom and creativity and more patience? Will You bless them for their efforts?Will You love all those children there, the ones whose lunch accounts aren't full, the ones who feel alone? Will You teach my children to be kind and unselfish and to love those who are different from them? Will You point them back toward home just as soon as you can?Lord, I give them to You today and everyday, trusting them to Your care. Amen.

(taken from another mom's blog)

6 comments:

anthonyandbeth said...

i love this!

Mandy said...

This is wonderful! I'm swiping it for my blog:)

Erica said...

How perfect that simple plea is...and how it resounds in every mom's heart on the first day of school, and every day. THANK YOU for the words, Katy (even if they were plagiarized :)

Jayne said...

I love these poems. I have a book full of them, of course mine are for the teacher!

Vonda said...

Oh Katie, this is a precious prayer and your children are so blessed that you are praying for them every day and pointing them to Christ. That is the best legacy you can leave with them. -V

Natalie said...

Love this!!! I really needed to read this after our rough start with Greyson. And oh how I know that the Lord is watching over him and guiding his teachers as we work through the rough spots. I don't know how I would make it through if I did not know that in my heart. Thanks for this.