Many Moms in Prayer moms commit to praying for their children and schools when their kids are in elementary school. This section has prayers especially for elementary students.
Here’s one mom’s testimony.Erin’s third-grade year had a wobbly start. Her days were filled with cold shoulders, favoritism, and whispers that caused her to feel abandoned and emotionally drained. In addition, Erin had a teacher who did not support her. School was anything but safe for my eight-year-old.
I watched from the sidelines as Erin’s self-confidence plummeted. She was convinced that no one liked her. I fervently prayed that the Lord would fill Erin with confidence, help her understand that she was his perfect design, and reassure her that he smiled every time he looked at this masterpiece named Erin.
There are seasons of prayer when we wait to see God’s handiwork, and other times where God rushes in to show Himself strong. How I praise the Almighty who answered quickly for my daughter. Later that very year we saw Erin relieved of the negative relationships and emotional distress. A new freedom followed that seemed to empower her.
I saw continued evidence of the power of prayer when she won three awards at school and recieved the accolades of her classmates. As peers high-fived her and verbally acknowledged her gifts and talents, I saw this self-conscious little girl blossom before my very eyes. Only God could convince Erin that she is a jewel, and I’m confident he had something to do with the peer-approval as well.
Three years later, when Erin was in middle school, our family reconnected with friends we hadn’t seen for some time. I chuckle now as I recall my girlfriend’s observation; “Your daughter is SO confident. You must be pleased.” Answered prayer is a delightful gift of our capable God. He took a tentative eight-year-old and transformed her into a confident child who likes the way God made her.
Life will probably have more bumps, but for now Erin is stepping lively. She knows where to plant her feet and has leaned to trust herself in God.