August 28, 2018 | Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
Pray as the Lord leads you for our schools and schoolchildren. Download our new, free Special Report for an in-depth understanding of the critical issues in education: Returning a Generation Back to God: Praying for students, teachers, and parents in a God-hostile system.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ( Jer 29:11)
Children and students today deal with more than just reading, writing, gym class, and pop quizzes. Many of today’s public schools have evolved into incubators of progressive thought. Under the guise of being inclusive, loving, and open-minded, schools are introducing topics such as gender identity, Muslim prayer, graphic sexuality, and one-sided political views to children as young as 5 years of age. Students have a lot to navigate with school safety concerns, drugs, and activist ideologies.
The LGBTQ lobby is pervasive
In fact, the battle for the young mind has been going on since the introduction of sex education. It originated with biology-oriented abstinence teaching. Shockingly it now can contain instructions for self-pleasure that would make a married parent blush. Not only are the topics covered graphic, but the day-to-day integration of school rules catering to the LGBTQ community negatively affects other children. Bathrooms, class trips, extracurriculars are all being redesigned. Since sexual orientation was deemed a constitutionally-protected class in Obergefell, freedom of speech and religion are squashed for those who oppose the lifestyle. Many schools introduce programs, clubs, pride days and mainstream pro-gay messaging and exposure, often while limiting Christian clubs and activities. Schools, and advocacy groups are encouraging younger children to explore their sexuality and make their own gender choices, even advocating for children to receive hormone therapy drugs or abortions, even without parental knowledge and consent in some cases.
Islam is woven into many classes
One of the most pervasive areas of Islamic influence in our nation is education. Many schools today provide standardized educational requirements that include teaching an expanded unit on Islam. “Access Islam,” a program developed by the Department of Education, began in 2005 and was greatly expanded under the Obama Administration. This expanded teaching module on Islam amounts to “teaching a Sunday School class on Islam right in our public schools.” The lesson plans are written for grades 5 through 12. They include worksheets and videos to help students perform the 5 Pillars of Islam -prayer, fasting, alms giving, pilgrimage to Mecca, and the proclamation of Muslim faith. (Note from CHPP: by reciting the “proclamation of faith,” one is automatically considered to have converted to Islam!)
A Prayer of REPENTANCE
“Father God, we ask You to forgive us for not watching over our schools more carefully in past years, so that these concepts, which are in opposition to Your law and Your Word, have instead infiltrated our curriculum. We repent that we have not obeyed Your Word, because it is written, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) We are now reaping the consequences of our neglect.
Spare us, O Lord, and have mercy upon us and rescue our children. We ask this in Your name, amen.
A Prayer of FORGIVENESS
Lord, we ask You to forgive those who have advanced teachings of socialism, humanism, the gay agenda and Islam in our schools. Lord God, they know not what they do. They are like the blind leading the blind, not honoring YOU, O Lord, as the Holy One of Israel.
We ask for a move of divine grace and intervention into each of their hearts, for only You, O Holy One, are able to rescue their souls. We ask for their salvation in Jesus’ name, amen.
Pray more strategically and effectively with our new education special report; please go here. This list also honors those who are promoting Godly values in our schools. Please pray a blessing over each one!
A Prayer of THANKSGIVING
Lord God, as we pray for and release our enemies, we thank You, too, for the promise of Your Word, because it is written:
“These also who erred in spirit will come to understanding, And those who complained will learn doctrine.” (Isaiah 29:24)
A Prayer of HEALING FOR OUR LAND
We claim this verse that the division between those who stand in TRUTH and those who walk in ERROR might be reconciled.
Ephesians 2:14-17 “But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.”
One of our prayer partners, Bob McDaniel in Marion County, FL, has been inspired to develop a comprehensive listing of all schools in his county (public, Christian and independent), along with prayer points and a prayer to cover all students, teachers and staff who are working on these campuses.
Bob has graciously shared his work with us, to serve as a model for others, so that you, too, can “take action” right where you live for the safekeeping and the well being of the children in your county.