The only place I can find to begin this prayer is to quote a passage from Matthew, where Jesus was teaching us to pray. "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven....Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil." Father, we need You to step into our lives in a way that we've never experienced before because our children are suffering, the children of the world are suffering. After over 3 decades of ministry, my wife, Kari M. Boatner and myself have prayed for, cried with and counseled many families with troubled children. Father, our children in America are troubled by so many things that it is impossible to speak them all in this prayer but I know that You know the pain of our hearts. The conditions of children in third world countries that I've personally seen are beyond human comprehension but not beyond Your great mercies!!! We boldly approach Your throne to find grace for the children, their parents and their teachers. If we are going to change a generation, it will take the input of this entire group. Father, help us to lay aside our differences, our self absorbed life styles and all of us in ministry, parents, teachers and children come together as one to ensure that our children get what they need to grow into mature God-Fearing adults. We are a few weeks from the end of the school year, teachers, parents and students are counting down the days till this drama called "school" comes to an end!! God, please have mercy on us and our children, give us wisdom to make our churches, homes and schools places of peace, safety and education. We surrender our lives to You, Father, please open the heavens and come down. Let this generation experience the power of a resurrected Savior...IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!!!!!
"Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down,"(Isaiah 64:1a)
Scott L. Boatner