The importance of prayer in schools cannot be exaggerated!
As the scripture above clearly instructs, prayer allows us the opportunity of sharing our hopes, dreams, burdens and cares with the God who created us. It calms our worries and reminds us that we are not alone but God is with us and He is the source of our peace.
Students need to be taught to bring their burdens to God in prayer because he hears them, loves them and is a very present help for them.To take prayer out of school is to also take hope and peace out of school. When we teach and encourage prayer we empower students and remind them that there is a bigger picture than just their current situation or circumstance and that their Creator cares for them.
At Upper Room Christian School we begin each day with prayer. We teach prayer from the scripture and students see examples of how God moves for His people when they call upon Him.We help the students learn to develop a life of prayer and open communication with the God who is a "very present help in times of trouble".
"Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name, Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' Jer. 33:3