Prayers for Schools

2020 has been a year like no other. I am hearing a lot of people saying, “I can’t wait for that ball to drop in Time’s Square to bring 2021.” I have no idea if 2021 will be better than 2020 or not and honestly, I am not worried about it either.

The 2020-2021 school year also promises to be a school year unlike any other. Students in classrooms, students at home over the internet. The Texas Education Agency is requiring that both classroom and internet options be available to students. That makes things doubly hard for teachers. They need our help.

The help I am talking about will cost you a few minutes of time, but I am also convinced it might be the best investment you make all year.

First of all, I am going to post prayers for teachers on here mid-week. It is something you can print and give to teachers or just pray it with me throughout the day on Wednesday,, but all week.

Second, I am going to blow the dust off something that I started back when just about all of us got sent home, a special nightly prayer time. The time will be different this time around and so with the focus. Though I still pray that scientists will find a way to isolate the virus or find effective treatment etc. Each Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. on the Perritte Memorial Facebook page.

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These prayer times won’t last long but all over the country our teachers need our help. This is one of the things I am working on. We need to be about prayer. I hope you will join me.

Here is my midweek prayer for teachers.

Gracious God,

With humble hearts we come before you thankful for the teachers, administrators, staff and students here at Nettie Marshall. We lift each of them up to you asking your blessings on them for a great school year.

We are blessed Lord for the ways in which all the educators here devote themselves to the work in the classrooms, the hallways, all the common areas and this year with students at home.

We pray that you will give each of these educators the insight to do the best job possible for the benefit and education of these students.

Fill them with the courage to do what is right under circumstances that are often difficult. Fill them with wisdom for good judgement, guiding and helping the students along the way.

Help them in every area of their lives so they may have a year with less stress and more peace, peace of mind, the peace that passes understanding.

Fill them too with great joy. Theirs is a noble calling.  They do the work out of love for students. Hep them maintain the levels of love and joy they have this day that they might maintain the passion for education and impacting student lives.

Lord God, we thank you for these that faithfully serve the educational needs of our community. Without their dedication, our students and our community would fall short. Bless them in their work Father.

We pray all these things in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

Be blessed.

In search of the genuine,

Copyright 2020, J Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserveed

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I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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