Thank you that I live in a country where I can choose how to educate my children, and that there are several options from which to choose from.(Psalm 107:8; Psalm 69:30)2.
Please give me wisdom to know which option is best for my children. (Psalm 32:8; James 1:5)
If You do lead me to homeschool, please show me if we ever reach the point that homeschooling is not the best option for my child, or if there something that You want to accomplish in them that can only happen in another setting. (Jeremiah 1:12; Hebrews 13:21)
I pray that I would not become prideful and look down on those who are not led to home school.(Isaiah 2:11; Proverbs 16:5) 5.
I know that each schooling option will have it’s challenges. Help me to evaluate with an open mind, please show me any potential negatives that may come with homeschooling, and please fill in the gaps that might be a bit challenging to fill on a human level. (Matthew 6:31, 32; Luke 12:24)
As long as You lead us to homeschool, please provide the activities and outlets that my children need so that they won’t become frustrated. Please provide all that they need in order to grow in the gifts and abilities that You have given them. (Philippians 4:19; Matt 7:11)
Please provide opportunities for my children to interact with, and develop relationships with, those who are different from them, and give them a heart for others. (1 Corinthians 12:21; Luke 10:27; Matthew 5:14-16; John 13:35)
8. I pray that we would not forget that we are here to be a light to this dark world (Matthew 5:13-16) and to offer living water to those who need Jesus (John 7).
9. I pray that You would show me how to reach out to moms who do not homeschool, and that I would never make them feel judged because of how they feel led to educate their children. (Philippians 2:3, Romans 15:7)
10. Help me to humbly remember that anything that is produced in my child is there because You have done it. I don’t deserve any of the credit. (Romans 11:36; Psalm 115:1; Philippians 2:13)11.
Help me to put my hope and confidence in You alone, not in a schooling or parenting method. (Jeremiah 17:7; Psalm 146:3)
I pray for Your grace and strength to be faithful to whatever You call me to do, and that it will be done with excellence, and for Your glory alone. (Colossians 1:11; Galatians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:12; Romans 15:5)