Prayer and Your Homeschool
When I began this journey, now 10 years ago, I had no idea the amazing places God would take me. Not physical places mind you (although we’ve done quite a few awesome field trips!) but I mean places that He has led me—such as joy-filled places, despair-filed places, places where I have laughed, places where I have cried—just so many different emotional places. Yet one place He has taken me to that has been a necessary one, is on my knees in prayer.
I have learned over the years that I do nothing without Him. I would not have started this journey if I had not submitted to His plans- even when it seemed absolutely impossible for ME to homeschool, I prayed so much that year, and He lead me to start homeschooling.
I am eternally grateful that I kept a journal that year. It has provided a written testimony of all that He has done. I highly recommend doing so. A prayer journal may not only bless you now, but your future self will thank you. When I look back over journals and I see the prayers answered and how God works, it is incredibly encouraging. It blows my mind to see myself in my writings from 10 years ago…a terrified mom with no idea what she was getting into, but she was listening and obeying God. I am so thankful I still have those journals!
There have been times of big prayer. Really big prayers. Where things have seemed so impossible and I was driven to my knees. There were times of great joy. Where I couldn’t help but praise Him for all He does and for who He is!
There are the little prayers in between-
“Please Lord, help me to get through this Algebra problem without losing it!” or
“Please Lord, let my little one succeed in phonics today.”
There were family prayers, prayers at mealtimes, and prayers before bed…
And there was weekly prayer over our homeschool plans. That to me is a must do for all homeschool moms.
How can we expect our plans to succeed if we don’t include Him?
Pray over your plans each week. I try to spend time on Sunday night reviewing the week before and submitting my plans for the week ahead to the Lord.
I recently saw the movie War Room and was completely blown away. Yes, I want to be Miss Clara when I grow up! 😉
Seriously, though it was a game changer for me and how I look at prayer. The battle is HIS, and we are to step aside and let Him work, but we still must GO to Him in prayer.
My husband made this bench and firepit for us this weekend out of stones on our property. I posted this on Instagram:
I’m thinking this bench and fire pit my hubby made today (out of stone on our property!) will make a great prayer spot. #WarRoom
Where is YOUR War Room?
Really, your War Room can be anywhere- a closet, a spot on your porch, or a bench made out of stones 😉 . The important thing is we must be on the offensive and pray!
I have a resource to help you get started. Download it for FREE–there are 31 verses to pray if you don’t know here to start:
May we remember that our homeschools should be covered in prayer. Daily, weekly, and moment by moment.
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Also, you can read more about God at the center and simplifying your homeschool: