Prayers Deliver Needed Change…
Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!
“My daughter has no voice. She was murdered last week, shot nine times on the third floor,” said Andrew Pollack. Father of one of the 17 victims in Florida’s school shooting massacre.
He continues, “This shouldn’t happen. We go to the airport, I can’t get on the plane with a bottle of water, but we leave some animal to walk into a classroom and shoot our children.”
The remnants of another tragic school shooting massacre. It’s time the voices of the victims be heard and not muted. Prayer is needed for protection and guidance.
We cannot merely leave it at prayer, though. We must come back together in unity and work proactively! Trauma interrupts routine. Prayer initiates C-H-A-N-G-E!
Since Jesus loves the little children of the world, shouldn’t we? With another violent school shooting, it’s time that WE ALL COME TOGETHER IN AGREEMENT and begin PRAYING for the angel armies to lead and build a hedge of protection surrounding our schools, the precious children, teachers, the staff, and the surrounding grounds.
There is already enough crime infiltrating and infecting our schools today through drugs and bullying. We have taken for granted that our schools are safe environments. Hurt people hurt others and sadly, our kids are not exempt. That’s generally where the pain originates.
Coming together interlinked with empowerment delivers the awareness and education that our children need to help keep them safe. Understanding we can no longer shelter them by sequestration is vital. All that is doing is instilling fear and leaving them vulnerable to attack when they leave their nests, their safe-havens.
Let’s introduce them to the outpouring of L-O-V-E Himself that is very much alive!
Living in an evil world where the enemy roams around looking for someone to devour, we need to get back to the basics by bringing God back into our lives and schools! It’s sad how we continue to shake our fists at the Lord when we’ve completely rejected and removed Him from our lives.
Jesus is our Great Advocate and it is our responsibility to know our role here in bringing justice and implementing it in our society. That takes a village with many eyes and ears to keep watch.
Protection and peace!
Every Decision To Live For God Will Never Leave You With Regrets!
Since Perfect Love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18), a beautiful solution to the problem is to take one or two minutes a day as we’re dropping our kids off at school, or even those precious grandbabies, by praying a quick prayer that the hedge of protection surrounds each and every child, the school grounds, the teachers, staff members and the surrounding areas.
Even when you pass by a school bus, just lifting that precious cargo up to the Lord in a quick prayer will keep them protected. Prayers need not be dissertations. God knows our hearts.
God wants to hear us proclaiming:
God, you’re our refuge. We trust in you and are safe!
This includes our precious children and grandchildren.
You rescue us from hidden traps and shield us from deadly hazards.
Your huge outstretched arms protect us – under them we’re perfectly safe; Your arms fend off all harm.
We shall fear nothing – not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows (or bullets) in the day, nor the disaster that erupts at high noon ( emphasized Psalm 91).
Strength and Beauty comes from Community!
If you’re walking your child to school, what an opportunity this is to witness and teach your child the importance of prayer. Explain to them that you will be hanging out for an extra couple of minutes to pray silently over the school.
Who knows, kids are bright and they want nothing more than to mirror their parents’ actions, so they may want to start praying with you.
Before you know it, their friends will see you all praying and the domino effect proclaiming our dependence on God through prayer will be glorified. You will even meet new people.
This seed that you sowed will bloom into a protective community filled with many parents and children coming together before school to pray, all because you walked out your faith with prayer.
What a huge testimony and witness!
It’s a different world out there today, so we need to incorporate daily the armor of God (Ephesians 6:13-18) while instilling the Biblical values and protection daily with our kids. They need to be prepared and equipped; not sheltered and naive about what is happening in society today!
Kids watch and will follow our lead. It’s up to ALL OF US to be great examples as parents, grandparents, teachers, family members, and even mentors! How about just caring as a member of your community; remembering everyone affects others; good or bad.
Those babies have a long road ahead of them! We need to help teach them and guide them by letting them know they’re not alone in this and they need not fear.
Jesus intercedes on our behalf; shouldn’t we do the same for others? This is yet another way to be the hands and feet of God; and we all want and need to protect the purity and innocence of our children! ♥♥
Until next time…
Thank You For Being Beautiful You!