So long Summer Break! The first day of school snuck up on us quick. I'm going to be honest and say that our whole family had a bit of anxiety about how Moo's first day of First Grade would go. Last year, she met the Mean Girls and came home full out bawling on the first day. I'm happy to report that she was all smiles this year!!
She said that she enjoyed her teacher, her classmates are quiet and polite and she's excited to go back. Talk about a complete night and day experience. My hope and prayer is that the remainder of the school year goes off without incident or problems. And speaking of prayer, one of our school morning traditions is starting our day with family prayer. This year I took it one step further and created a special prayer to pray over and with Moo every morning.
Please feel free to adjust this prayer to fit your child(ren). My fondest memories of going to school are the morning prayer sessions we'd do in the car with my mom as drove to either drop us off to school or pick up her bus. The Prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:9-10) was her favorite to pray with us. And I'm pretty sure she prayed that prayer and many others for us throughout the day.
When I went away to college, my mom and I became prayer partners. We kept prayer journals and called each other if we had a special prayer request that we didn't want to share with others, but needed any extra set of lips to send up a prayer to God's ears. It is my hope that just as prayer helped us to get through school last year, it will not only help us, but give us comfort again this school year!
Do you prayer for or with your kids during the school year?