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6 Things to Pray For as Your Kids Go Back To School

508776878-54f946fd58b0156ff7408f4e83d39bebOne event, two (of many) possible perspectives:

The first: you celebrate the first day of school like your kids celebrate the last. With any luck, you just might be able to take that one flickering spark of sanity that you have left and fan it back into flame. And your kids—who currently identify you as something like the mean troll under the bridge who jealously guards the enchanted Land of Fun—might even come to appreciate you again in time.

The second: the first day of school looms for you like tax day. Or root canal day. Or “I have to call the cable company and then go the DMV” day. All the fun and flexibility of summer now must now give way to a regimented boot camp of alarm clocks, lunch boxes, and homework assignments.

Maybe you fit in one of those camps. Maybe you fit in both depending on the day (…or minute). Maybe you have no idea what I’m talking about. But whatever the case may be, one thing remains the same: the start of school means you’re sending your children into a situation bursting with learning experiences and relationships—and therefore a lot of opportunities and challenges along the way. With that in mind, here are a few things to pray for your kids now and throughout the school year: