School Drop Off Line PRAYER


The line is usually long, slow creeping around the corner of the school.  We wait behind the endless tail lights, checking off the list of items that must be in the bag.  Agenda, check. Homework, check. Lunch, check.

Yes, I know. We should have checked long before we left the house. Instead, we rushed out the door, sprinted to school, only to come to a screeching halt within walking distance of the front entrance.

The Drop off line…

We could listen to music and most mornings do.  We could chat about our daily tasks and do.  But our favorite thing to do in the drop off line is pray.

Believe it or not, our children long for our prayers, even seek our ability to call upon the Lord.

One morning, my mind was full processing the up coming day, I completely forgot to pray. Yep, that’s easy to do if you know my mind.  My daughter opened her door, shifted to get out, then shut the it, remaining inside.

“Are you not going to pray?”

“Oh yes, I’m so sorry, I almost forgot.”

It will never happen again as long as I am able to drive her to school…


Father, we exalt you this morning.  Jesus, please go with Rebekah to school today.  Be with her as she sits in class, roams the halls, and plays at recess.  Give her angel charge over her, protect her from anything or anyone that would try to harm her and her classmates.  Keep evil far away.  Open her ears to clearly hear and understand the lesson her teachers have worked so hard to prepare.  May she offer kindness. Bless her teachers, protect them, give them wisdom to share their knowledge and understanding. Please help Rebekah be a good student, considerate, and friendly.

In Jesus name we pray…AMEN.

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