Will you join homeschool families from all across the nation in a day of prayer on Friday, November 5th?
A Heritage of Prayer in our Nation
Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as we follow in our founding fathers’ footsteps and seek the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. This is a call for us to humbly come before God and seek His guidance and grace for our individual lives and our nation. Paul offers this encouragement:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Phil. 4:6-7
Early Americans knew God’s word and the power of prayer, and their letters and diaries show us that they regularly prayed for wise leaders who would protect the people’s rights, for the strength to do their jobs well, and for wisdom to raise children who would honor God and become good citizens. Prayer is a vital part of the heritage of our nation.
Just as early Americans sought God in prayer concerning private and public matters, so too homeschoolers must seek God as we are faced with challenging times in our nation and our homes.
God has richly blessed homeschoolers in America, giving us the freedom to raise and teach our children as we see fit. But this freedom doesn’t come with a lifetime guarantee. It was fought for and prayed for by courageous pioneer homeschoolers, and to keep it will require vigilance on our part. Let us follow in their footsteps as we continue to pray for and protect homeschool freedom across our nation.
As homeschoolers, we fill so many different roles in our families, churches, and communities. The responsibilities can be overwhelming. Paul tells us in Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
God hears our prayers for our families and children, and He is faithful and merciful.
The Homeschool Community Prays
Homeschoolers may be known for their individuality, but we know how to come together to support, protect, and pray for what’s important! Join us in praying together for WV families and WV freedoms. CHEWV calls on West Virginians everywhere to lift up this great state in prayer.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray…” – 2 Chronicles 7:14
Through the Alliance (of Christian state organizations like CHEWV), we are privileged to take part in prayers lifted nationwide. Join with homeschoolers everywhere as we pray for homeschooling across the nation and the globe.
- Need personal prayer? Watch CHEWV’s Facebook page for the prayer request posts throughout the week of November 1-5.
- Watch for hourly prayer prompts on the Homeschool Freedom Facebook page starting at 10:00 AM on Friday.
- Enter the National Homeschool Day of Prayer Photo Challenge on Friday.