Prayer for our Schools - 12/16/16

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, in the midst of decorating and shopping, to remember why we celebrate Christmas - the birth of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus. Even as we look forward to this celebration, direct those in our schools to focus on education and the tasks at hand. Guide our teachers to prepare and implement lesson plans that will benefit the instruction of our students. Extend Your hand of healing to all our students, faculty, administration and staff who are ill that they may be restored to health and strength in Your time and according to Your good and gracious will; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.