Monday, April 12, 2010

Prayers Before School

The princess has been having a lot of issues with her allergies lately. She wakes up in the mornings and her poor little eyes are matted shut, and she just doesn't feel well. This morning was especially rough on her, being a Monday and having to get up after such an exciting weekend. She grumbled, complained, and cried each step of the way. As we were driving to school, I suggested that she pray that God would help her have a good day. I pray every morning over my children as we drive for school, that God will protect them and guide them throughout their day. I don't know why I haven't involved them in it, I guess because it has been my quiet time to think about the miracles they are and to thank God for giving me these special blessings in my life. Anyway, she asked me if I would do it for her because she didn't know what all she wanted to say to God. So I began to pray for both children aloud, that God would help them to have a good day and school and that He would guide them to make good choices and to learn all they can learn. After I finished, this sweet little princess voice came from the back seat, "Mommy? How come we don't do this every morning? I think we should pray on the way to school every day. Can we do this? Please?" So now we have a wonderful new element in our morning routine.

Next year the prince and the princess will be in kindergarten and I know they will need all the prayers they can get, as they are no longer going to be in the protective environment of the church preschool. They are growing up oh so fast and I cherish each minute I spend with them. Speaking of which, the princess has been waiting patiently for me to read a book to I go to read "The Jellybeans and the Big Dance."


  1. They do grow up so fast. I have a first grader and a kindergartener. I have prayed on the way to school with them in the past, but not everyday. I should probably start that up. :)

  2. Yes they do grow up fast. You blink and the time has flown by. Let me know if you start praying every day and how it goes. I'm gonna try to remember to do it too.

  3. SO SO SO True. I pray over mine at night. Probably because I am NOT a morning person (as you probably can tell way to many stories about...and I beg you not to!) ;)

    I used to sit in the desks of my "problem students", and pray over them before school. It is amazing the power of prayer!!

  4. Oh, the stories I could tell...but I won't. Some things are sacred amongst friends. :)

    I used to pray over my students too by sitting in their desks. Now I have the honor of being director and I walk the hallways and pray over all of the kids in the school.