This week’s post is a short application of the discussion we’ve been having regarding the role of the Bible in Christian school curricula. As we consider the role of Scripture, we want to be obedient to Scripture. And one way that we can do that is by praying. So, below you will see Psalm 1:1-3 and a prayer built around that passage. Please feel free to utilize this prayer for your students, classes, and school.
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
Father, we know that true happiness never comes from wickedness. Please help our students to see and know that. As they learn the world and the Word, help them to live wisely. Give them the understanding and courage to choose godliness. Give discernment as they make choices and develop friendships.
Through the power of the Spirit, delight these young people with your Word. Give them diligence to meditate on it day and night. Plant their lives in your Word, your church, and your ways. Grow fruit in their lives—the fruit of the Spirit—make them like you. Let their work prosper for their good and for your glory.
Help me, as their teacher, to walk in your ways as well. Build an ever-deepening passion for Scripture in me. And help my work as an integrator to prosper. Make me an example: a good and godly example. Use your Word in my class to form all of us—my students and myself—into your image and into happiness with you.