At a staff meeting earlier in the year some of our staff discussed the desire to have a monthly prayer focus for every month of the year. We want to bring our congregation together in prayer and to experience the power of prayer in our community.

The prayer focus for the month of August is School/Education. Pray for our teachers and students as they get ready for the upcoming school year. Pray for the education of God’s people, both in schools and out. Our education does not stop when we receive a diploma, God is always teaching us throughout our lives.

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So, he began teaching them many things.

– Mark 6:34

Prayer: Dear Lord, When You lived on this earth, You were an incomparable Teacher. As we head into the school year, we ask that you send your Spirit upon us all and fill us with your wisdom and blessings. We ask that you grant our teachers an abundance of Your wisdom. Prepare their hearts to welcome and love our loved ones, and may we make sure to show them love and respect in return. Grant that our students may devote themselves to their studies and draw ever closer to you, the source of all knowledge. Amen.