Heavenly Father, thank you for keeping me and my loved ones healthy. It was just a few weeks ago that I listened to a risk manager at a public school talk about the district’s plans to add a week to spring break hoping that two weeks would be enough time to protect students and employees from the corona virus. Since then, schools across the country have closed their doors for the remainder of the school year. I pray that you will help the teachers, the students and the parents and grandparents as schools transition to online and at-home schooling.
Dear God, thank you for teachers! Thank you for their dedication and commitment to teaching and giving kids a safe environment in which to learn. Thank you for school administrators, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, school nurses and aides, janitors and everyone else who serves in the education industry. I lift up to you friends and loved ones who teach or work in schools: David, Justine, Nikki, Mary, Brian, Darlene, Andi, Traci, Jennifer, Dawna, Suzi, and many more. Bless and protect them from harm.
During this difficult time, I pray for the children. Millions of kids do not get enough to eat at home and are dependent on school breakfasts and lunches. Thank you for all the school leaders and community volunteers who have stepped up to keep school meal programs going. I pray that you will help children handle the disappointments that come from not being able to do the things they were looking forward to. For seniors, like Dakota, who were looking forward to graduating with their classes in May. For kids who won’t get to go on school trips or to participate in sports or other activities.
Lord Jesus, my faithful friend and Teacher, I pray that we will learn important lessons from the things we are going through today. Above all, help us to love as you taught us to love.