May 24, 2018
Honoring the Bible in Schools
“Every civil government is based upon some religion or philosophy of life. Education in a nation will propagate the religion of that nation. In America, the foundational religion was Christianity. And it was sown in the hearts of Americans through the home and private and public schools for centuries. Our liberty, growth and prosperity was the result of a Biblical philosophy of life. Our continued freedom and success is dependant on our educating the youth of America in the principles of Christianity.” (Noah Webster, apx. 1840)1
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Declare that the Bible will be allowed and welcomed reading in school by students and teachers, for free reading and as a literary source.
- Intercede for students and teachers that have been reprimanded for having Bibles out during school hours, or for referring to the Bible in teaching and speaking in public schools.
- Identificationally repent on behalf of staff, administrators, parents, school boards, lawyers, and others who have persecuted Christians for reading and/or referring to the Bible while in school. They don’t understand what they are doing.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I agree with Noah Webster and declare that the Bible will be allowed and welcomed reading in school by both students and teachers. If a child wants to read the Bible, instead of a library book, they should be allowed to. If they want to use it as a resource to quote in a paper, that should never be a problem. If a teacher turns to it for wisdom and prayer support for their students, they should be able to keep it on their desk. Turn this around in our schools, Jesus. Forgive our governing leaders and school administrators for dishonoring Your precious Word! Amen.
I decree that the Bible is the best foundation for our children’s education!
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