Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children” (Lam. 2:19)

School started in early September for most school districts. We need to consistently pray for our children, parents, teachers, the school board and the entire school system. On August 25, 2012, the Lydia Circle for Professional and Business Christian Women and Faith At Work Ministries led by Prayer Director Minister Jacqui Showers and a host of women and other ministries came together at 7 am in downtown Detroit at Hart Plaza to pray for the Detroit Public School System (DPS) and other schools, as well as for the City of Detroit, government, business/commerce, family , media, church and arts and entertainment.Yes, we united in prayer on a Saturday morning at 7 in the morning.

Public schools with all the violence, disorganization, poor administration, and politics on the school boards can be transformed. Yes our educational system can be changed significantly. It will be changed by two important actions. Our public school system can and will be changed by united and individual prayer, then by our obedience when God calls believers and intercessors as I say “to put feet on their prayers” and to take strategic action.

We prayed for and the schools are experiencing amazing “God changes”. I pray that the movement of prayer is rising up in revival-like proportions within schools by the students, parents and the administration. I pray that many student-led prayer groups are springing up in middle and senior high schools. I pray for better test results, higher graduation results, teachers with a zeal for teaching and the spirit of excellence, safe environments, and the cessation of violence and bullying in the public schools.

There is no doubt that “Moms In Touch International” (MITI) founded by Fern Nichols, a group of mothers around the country who simply desire to affect communities and schools through the power of prayer have been going before the throne of God. A diversified group of mothers, MITI serve as prayer warriors who battle in the spiritual realm for the lives of children and teenagers as they go off to school for at least one hour every week. They are women united with one purpose: a passion to pray for their children and their schools.

Can prayer change public schools? Believe it!

Pray over your children, the teachers, the school board and the administration.

Later this week I will provide some prayer pointers and tell you what you can do to make a difference.

September 21, 2012 by Linda Fegins

September 21,2012 by Linda Fegins