I wasn’t surprised the first time I sat down with my Higher Ground group this summer. I asked this small group of counselors and summer leaders what one thing they wanted to be intentional...
We’d pray for our classmates, our teachers, our school, our government, and our nation. People who I had never heard pray out loud prayed out loud. And in the end, we all ate donuts and went to class as usual.
This year, instead of after-the-fact encouragement, let’s launch our kids into their days filled with courage to face whatever they will bring.
You may have said it yourself before. I know I have. I even said it once or twice today. The problem is, just saying, “I’ll pray for you,” isn’t the same as praying.
Parents are really good at saying no to such requests without actually saying no. We respond with something like: “We’ll see.” Christians do the same thing; it just sounds a little different. The classic way is, ”I’ll pray about it.”