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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I Timothy 2:1-4 (Pt. 5)  Thought/Prayer: Why Pray for State Boards of Education?  Topics: 2 at end.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
knowledge of the truth.”  KJV http://www.bible.com  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com)

One might question the purpose of praying for states’ boards of education at the state level.  How can this be joined with the pro-life cause?  The answer?  Just like it is with local boards of education:  children, many children are involved.  And pro-lifers are all about children, many children (and many more).

Although those who sit on state boards of any type may seem far-removed from daily activity and education, they are not in many ways, and they should not be.  We need to let them know how we think they should be doing their jobs.  The people on these governing boards carry a lot of responsibility, and they should be prayed for.  Especially when it comes to curriculum, these individuals need our prayers. 

So who informs boards of education about educational needs in our communities?  Citizens.  Citizens such as you and I.  But do we?  I know I don’t, directly, and I think many citizens are the same way.  We think we don’t know how to reach those people; and so we don’t.  Some states have elected boards, some have appointed ones.  We do have a say about each type, really, even if a board is appointed.  We can vote for those who do the appointing.

But more than direct involvement, how about behind-the-scenes activity?  Prayer.  Yes, the activity of prayer can have influence “unseen by human eyes” so to speak.  But do we think to pray for these people who decide the curriculums and policies for the students in our states?  Perhaps this can be a reminder.  Even as I write this, I’m reminding myself to pray for our state’s people who head up our education system.  Especially in the area of LIFE-type teaching, these folks need our prayer support.   

Lord, help us to remember to pray for our state educational boards.  Help us to know how to pray for them, that in their thoughts and deliberations, LIFE will be considered in curriculum and policy.  Help them to make wisely those decisions that affect the attitudes toward LIFE that are growing in our children, and their parents.

Topics:  Pray for your own state board of education.
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Posted by Gail Richardson on 03/30 at 09:52 PM
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