5 Prayers For Our Children

There are more than 5 ways to pray for our children and grandchildren!

How can we pray for them as they go back to school?

Teachers are stressed…I know because I was one!

Parents are thrilled…I know because I am one!

Do we forget how stressful school can be for our loved ones?

This is the third blog post dedicated to all children and teachers who are

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

I cannot take credit for creating the 5 P’s, as you can tell if you clicked on the above link. Prayers for PEACE, PROTECTION, PURITY, PASSION, AND PERSPECTIVE are so applicable to children and adults.

That is why I researched scripture to find Bible verses that align with these five prayer requests.

Peace 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV

Protection

“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

Purity

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 NIV

Passion

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15;7 NIV

Perspective

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthinians 4:18 NIV

How can we apply these verses?

  • We can pray these very words for the children we love.
  • We can read these scriptures to them and let them know specifically why we are praying for them.
  • We can ask them what the words peace, protection, purity, passion, and perspective mean to them.

I hope these scriptures and prayers comfort and bless you!

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Back To School Prayers For Kids And Grandkids

How to Pray For Your Children and Grandchildren

When perusing Pinterest, I found this awesome visual that is helping me stay focused in praying for my grandchildren.

Thanks to Rebecca Harlow Jordan for creating such an awesome infographic!


 

 

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Ten Worries Children Have About Going Back To School

What worries do children of all ages have in common when it is time to go back to school?

How can parents and grandparents comfort them, prepare them, and pray for them?

Having just retired from teaching for thirty years in grades K-8 and having children and four grandchildren of my own (grades K, 2, 4, 6), I know that the first day of school can be stressful and worrisome for children and parents.

As adults, we sometimes forget the doubts and fears we had about starting school or moving on to the next grade.

My goal is to bring those doubts and fears to the forefront and give tips and strategies for making sure our children/grandchildren feel comforted and understood.

Children and teens can be anxious about:

  • Which teachers will I get, and will they be mean or nice?
  • Will I miss my parents?
  • Will they be there when I get home?
  • Will any of my friends be in my classes, and will I fit in?
  • What if I am not listening and the teacher calls on me?
  • Will the students laugh at me?
  • Who will I sit with at lunch?
  • If I have a locker with a combination, will I forget it or not be able to open it?
  • Will I get lost trying to find my classes and be late?
  • What if I don’t understand the homework?

How Can Parents and Grandparents Help?

  1. Set A Routine:

At least one week before school starts, make every effort to have regular and nutritious meals for the family. Eat together, and share how each member of the family feels about the start of school.

Start a regular bedtime and wake up at the right time each morning.

Table of sleep required

This information comes from:

https://sleepfoundation.org/excessivesleepiness/content/how-much-sleep-do-babies-and-kids-need 

2. Encourage your child to share their feelings, worries, and fears.

At a time and in a place that is distraction free, so your child knows they have your full attention, ask them what worries or concerns they have about starting school.

Assure them that what they are feeling is okay and normal and that there is nothing wrong with them.

Instead of reassuring them with, “Don’t worry, everything will be okay,” or “I’m sure those things will not happen,”come up with a plan of attack to solve, “What is the worst that can happen?

Example: Role play

What if you…?

What could you do to solve the problem?

Let’s think of a couple of ways you could handle the situation!

End on a positive note:

What are two exciting things about school starting?

3. Pray  for them and with them:

Click on this link to see an infographic by Rebecca Barlow Jordan

  • Peace
  • Protection
  • Purity
  • Passion
  • Perspective

Stay Tuned!

In the next blog, I will share Bible verses that you can pray for your child…


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What is your greatest frustration with helping your child to be successful in school? Let me know in the comments. I will address your questions in future blogs.

What do you want to know that you haven’t been able to find information about? If I don’t know the answers, I will research and find them!

 

 

 

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Blogs for Boomers: Living With Passion

Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn

AGING WITH PASSION

How do Boomers successfully age with passion? Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn kept their passion for life and for each other!

So, for all of those rockin’ baby boomers out there, this post is for you!

Previously, in a blog post titled, “How to Enjoy a More Productive Retirement”I shared 

3 P’s to help us remember what is important: 

  • PASSION
  • PURPOSE
  • PROMISE               

 

Therefore, I dedicate this post to the first part of the formula for staying cheerful, patient, productive, and joyful, even in our “aging season”.

HOW TO KEEP OUR PASSION

Passion can come in many forms. We can be passionate about:

  • OUR PARTNERS
  • OUR FAMILIES
  • OUR JOBS
  • OUR HOBBIES
  • OUR PETS

And you can probably list more things I haven’t thought of.

My goal is to inspire you to find passion in growing older. I will be sharing articles and videos to urge you to keep enjoying life in your journey.

WATCH THIS VIDEO OF A TED TALK ON AGING WITH PASSION

Published on Sep 3, 2014

Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, she talks about her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans to keep on living passionately.

This video is about 8 minutes long. I have watched it three times! Isabel is funny, entertaining, and insightful. I would like to write some of her comments on index cards and place them on my bathroom mirror.

I hope you also laugh and absorb wisdom on how to stay passionate as we age!

Please comment on this post to let me know if this “rang true” for you!

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