Be Encouraged & Endure

Be Encouraged & Endure
Over the past two weeks several friends that I hold dear have lost loved ones to the coronavirus. My heart goes out to Helena, Robert, Pam, Gwen and Teresa. And also to other friends whose relatives are fighting to recover or to live.

While I pray for them and the millions who are suffering in some way due to this virus, I also pray for those of us whose impact has thus far been limited to having to shelter in place and sacrifice our norm. For let’s be real: This right here isn’t normal.

There’s the surrealness of it all. In may ways, it feels like we’re living out a sci-fi movie.

There’s the surrender required during it all. This is when the best place to be is at the center of the storm, wrapped in the Almighty’s embrace, due to what we can’t control.

And certainly, there’s the shifting of it all. Those of us who survive will come out of this indefinite period of disruption changed, no matter what.

If we’re intentional, perhaps this era will leave us wiser, more gracious, more authentically ourselves and more focused, connected and settled – ready to live our purpose or lean into discovering the next phase of our life’s unique calling. And many will be like my friends – forever touched by the losses this difficult season has wrought, fighting to forge ahead.

Wherever you land on this spectrum, be gentle with yourself, yet determined not to let this time of shutdown be a blur.

This doesn’t mean you must write that book, build a new business or “boss up” in some other way, although if you’re up to it, you can. What this season does offer is a chance to do the deep work to polish the gem your life already is.

Be courageous and love more deeply – yourself first, so you can truly love your neighbor.Look within and be real about the state of your soul. If you’re good, remain steady and firm and pour out from that full well. If you’re shaky, use this time to brutally self-examine, forgive yourself and others, and do whatever else it takes to transform into a person you’re proud of and gracious toward. We all have room to grow.

Challenge yourself to avoid self-numbing to the point of missing the lessons you’re meant to learn or the blessing you’re meant to be to others.
Be okay with everything not being okay. And even so, still find a way to live, love and laugh your way through as much of this as you can.

That’s what the doctor’s and nurses on the front lines are doing with the dances and songs they’re flooding social media with, between their calls to loved ones of dying patients.That’s what so-called “ordinary” people around this nation and globe are doing as they find time to help a neighbor or stranger, or celebrate someone’s birthday while social distancing or make an extra phone call to say hello, or share a meal or buy someone’s groceries. That’s what every essential worker is doing every time he or she leaves home to do a job that could be putting him or her at risk; and every teleworker who is pouring into others online, via email and on calls, keeping systems in place and processes moving forward.

I heard on the news (which I watch sparingly) today that social distancing and sheltering in place is slowly but surely making an impact. Certainly, we’re not out of harm’s way. There are more waves of valley moments seemingly ahead. But what this proves is that the one thing we CAN control during this time is our choices.

Choose to continue being a ripple in the proverbial ocean. Your sacrifices and prayers, virtual hugs and words of encouragement, dollars and donations, and other acts of kindness, are making a difference.
For those who are grieving, we grieve with you.For those who have something to celebrate (birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, end of cancer treatments) we celebrate with you.For those who are struggling, we see you and are helping however we can. If you feel unseen or unheard, don’t go it alone. Reach out to a friend or relative or even a stranger; for right now, we’re all family.

For those who took time to read all of this, please receive my virtual hug and smile. Know that I am praying for you, and for our world.

Also hug yourself and think about things that make you smile. Cry if you must; curse if that helps. Then, rise up and resolve to push through. Let your faith edge out the fear, and conquer the battle for your mind and your sense of hope.

Embrace this sober wisdom that my late mother shared with me in our last conversation in 2005: “Sometimes you have to lose to gain.”
We don’t know when, we don’t know how, but If we’ll endure through this night, morning will come, beauty will replace ashes, and hope and healthiness will reign through the land once again.

~ Stacy Hawkins Adams©

Author: Stacy Hawkins Adams
Through her fiction and nonfiction, author, journalist and writing coach Stacy Hawkins Adams inspires readers (and budding writers) to find meaning in their own stories, grow from life’s lessons and thrive. Like this post? Please leave a comment, then share it with others. Also visit Stacy at StacyHawkinsAdams.com to sign up for her newsletter, and friend/follow her on Instagram @StacyInspires, Twitter @StacyInspires and Facebook @StacyInspires. Learn more about her coaching services at AuthorInYou.com. View all posts by Stacy Hawkins Adams

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Posted on9 Apr 2020

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Love Never Takes A Holiday.

Happy Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day generally represents the celebration of love between couples. However, we should celebrate God’s perpetual and steadfast love for us and how we should love Him with our whole heart and love our neighbor. Love gives. Jesus loved us that He gave His life for you. It should be a celebration of relationships at all times even in difficult circumstances. Love  never takes a holiday. We should walk in love as much as possible throughout the year.

Beloved let us love one another: for love is God… 1 John 4:7-8.Thank God for loving YOU . Celebrate the love of Jesus with the lonely, depressed, and broken hearted. Give them a hug, a card, a smile , an encouraging Word or a gift. Love gives. Love Never Takes A Holiday. Love God, your neighbor and one another. John 13:34-35

God is love. He wants us to demonstrate that love in our relationships with the “saved” and those who do not know Jesus Christ personally. We should live as a demonstration of His love, grace, mercy and truth so that we will glorify Him and so that someone may be saved, find hope, and know that the Lord and someone cares for them. Invite the Holy Spirit to search your heart to reveal areas where transformation needs to occur in you and in the church.

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Significantly, the Lord wants us to walk in love so we can reach out and bless others – the hurting, the homeless and the helpless and those persons grieving from loss of loved ones, relationships, job and facing change. Let’s be sensitive as to how we show love for one another. Bear one another’s burdens (E.g. Galations 6:2)  “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Eph. 4:32). Speak without accusing. James 1:19. Genuine love is not easily offended; it does not hold a grudge; it does not place expectation or demands on others; it is not conditional. Love is an action word.

Linda Fegins, LDFaygo@gmail.com 2017/2020

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Linda Fegins , ldfaygo@gmail.com, 2017/2018/2020

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Dream Big by Linda Fegins

As we honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , and the” Big Dream” he had, reflect on what he achieved that many thought was impossible. We know that faith makes things possible.”With God, all things are possible.” -Matthew 19:26. Praise the King of Kings that downloaded “The Dream” into the great dreamer, Dr. King’s heart.

What dream do you have in your heart? Dream Big and Move forward to fulfill that dream. Move forward toward your goals, mission and assignment. Do not allow hate, racism, fear and other obstacles to stop you. Press forward toward your goal.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Dream Big. Believe. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”Matthew 21:22. Pray without ceasing. 1Thess. 5:17. Do. Act. Faith without works is dead . Walk by Faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7. Faith make things possible, not easy. Don’t quit or grow weary.

What is in your heart you want to do? Pray. Write the vision down. Pray Big without ceasing. 1 Thess. 5:17. Count the costs and move forward. You may be the answer to someone’s problem.

Share your greatness and love. Pray for others. Serve others.#DrMartinL.King #greatnessisservicePhil 2:4; Eph 2:10 ;Matt 25:35-40 Think Great. Pray Big. Do Great Works with the help of the Holy Ghost.

Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be discouraged, for the Lord God , my God, is with you. 1 Chronicles 28:20 NASB

On this Marvelous Manifestation Monday, praise God for His unfathomable love for you!What is your expectation for this week, month , and year? What is the dream in your heart? Think Big, Do Big and Think Victory! Praise God for daily loading you up with benefits. This is the year of victory for you.

Keep praying, pressing forth and pursuing the dreams God has placed in your heart.

Don’t be afraid to shine with love and the spirit of excellence. Dream Big. Pray Big. Do Big.

Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com 2018, 2020

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Marvelous Manifesation Monday

Marvelous Miraculous Manifestation Monday

On this Marvelous Miraculous Manifestation Monday, praise God for His unfathomable love for you!What is your expectation for this week, month , and year? Think Big. Do Big. Think Victory! Praise Him for daily loading you up with benefits.

This is the year of victory for you. Praise Him for the fact that you are still here and looking forward to GREATER in 2020!! Greater works. Move Forward in 2020. Pursue. Overtake. Expect Victory 1Corn 15:57. Expect Greater. Pray Big. Eph. 3:20.

Even if things are not what you want for now, shout for joy with Praise now, because you have a God that can “work it out” by working all things –good ,bad and ugly together for your good (Rom. 8:28-30) if you believe. God is amazing and can “ fix it”, bring you through ,will never leave you ,will help see you through and He listens and answers prayer.

Believe and obey His Word. Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Keep praying, pressing forth and pursuing the dreams God has placed in your heart. Don’t be afraid to shine with love and the spirit of excellence.

Dream Big. Write down the goals that you want to accomplish this week, the month and for the year. We discussed the importance of writing goals last week. Review that article. Write down your personal, fiancial, spiritual and career goals. Or just write down 3 things you want to accomplish this month or year and make them SMART. Read again the article from last week.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”, Ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Write Your Goals for 2020: It is Not Too Late

Isaiah 32:8 says, “The noble man makes noble plans.”

Proverbs 16:3 promises, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Can you believe we are looking at the year 2020? We are embarking upon a whole new decade! Have you taken the time to write your goals for the New Year? Have you taken the time to write down the goals and steps you will take to achieve them? We do not want to have any regrets about not accomplishing our goals for this 2020. You may not have written your goals earlier, but it is not too late for “mapping out your goals for 2020”.Start now and follow the practical suggestions at the end of the article.

What are your goals and what actions will you take to achieve your goals in the New Year? So I am asking you and I am challenging myself too, write your goals. I challenge you to write at least what three goals (but strive to write all of them as much as possible) you will set for this year and what actions will you take to achieve them.

Goals are a must for any person who desires to accomplish something great. Planning is a part of the process of truly successful people.

Without a plan, you will not be able to achieve much, because of broken focus. Creating goals is valuable for it helps one to focus upon the attaining of that particular purpose, which is important to the dreamer.

Goals are important because they help to steady the mind upon the pursuit of the thing desired, until it is realized. And it is well worth it to begin the New Year right, with a set of goals which can motivate and catapult you in the direction of the attainment of a worthy course, the fulfillment of your dream.

What are goals? Simply put, goals are the stepping stones to reach a destination which you desire to fulfill. Goals are not just the dream in your heart, but rather, they serve as the plan, the how to, the path you need to walk, day by day, to the realization of that dream.

Your dream may be to attain a certain position in the company you work for. Or it may be to make more money in your chosen profession. Then again, your dream may be to start your own business or to raise the level of your business to another level. Your dream may be to have a better relationship with your family or to be a better speaker, teacher, preacher, or worker. Your goals can be spiritual such as to increase your prayer life and to develop an intimate relationship with the Lord.

The Bible encourages us to write our goals. Isaiah 32:8 says, “The noble man makes noble plans.” Proverbs 16:3 promises, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” We should have dreams and set goals to reach the dreams, but remember that God holds the authority to say “yea” or “nay”-veto power: “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails”. (Proverbs 19:2)

Regardless of the dream, you need to set goals based upon that dream, and then take action immediately, working that plan day by day, until the goals are reached and the desire becomes a reality. Here are a few tips for the attaining of any goal.

  1. Set the goals based upon the dream in your heart.
  2. Write your goals down. Write them in such a way that is clear and focused. This may take time, but the clearer the vision, the better it is to walk it out.
  3. Make the steps to the attaining of the goal as practical as possible. This may involve asking others for their advice, who are more knowledgeable than you are. Do not neglect to do this because in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. Getting advise from others may save you valuable time and money.
  4. Make the goals practical enough to work them daily. This will give you motivation to act on your goals.
  5. Write down specific action items you must undertake to accomplish your goal in a manner that will help you to measure your progress. Make the steps to the attaining of the goal as practical as possible.
    Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. — Specific (not just lose weight, but instead “lose 35 pounds”); Measurable (How will you know when the goal has been accomplished by how much or how many?); Attainable (Goal too out of reach may not be completed. 20lbs a week vs 4 lbs a week for the first two weeks ); Realistic (“never eat chocolate again” — , but better to say limit it to one day a week!); and Timely (set a date – If no date there is no commitment).
  6. Take immediate action. Master procrastination. Once your goals are set, begin to implement them right away. Do not wait on a feeling to get going. The feelings will come more and more, as you reach one goal after another. So don’t wait on a feeling. Start NOW.
  7. Believe in yourself. God created you a valuable person, with gifts, talents and the ability to make things happen. So believe in God, Who believes in you, and believe in yourself and what He has given to you. You can do it. You can attain it. You can handle the challenges which are sure to come. Believe in yourself. And believe that God will always be there to help you.
  8. Persist. There is no other word as vital to your success as persistence. It will overcome every barrier, leap over every hurdle, knock down any giant, remove each resistance and enable you to fulfill the dream of your heart. Persist. Keep at it. Never give up and never cave in. Keep on keeping on. You are bound to hit the mark if you never stop trying.
  9. Read a chapter from the Book of Proverbs in the BIBLE each day. This Book from God’s Holy Word is filled with practical insights which govern true success and is sure to help you, encourage you and motivate you to be your best.

Practical pointers 1-4 and 6-9 are from Pam Perry and Sheldon D. Newton Newton is an inspirational and motivational speaker, teacher, pastor and seminar lecturer. He is the author of various life-transforming books including: Refuse to Live the Common Life, The Positive Power of Biblical Affirmations, Visit his website at: http://www.sheldondnewtonministries.org/

Ministry marketing pioneer, social media strategist and PR Coach Pam Perry helps Christian authors garner publicity and leverage online strategies. As a 20-year PR veteran, she is also the co-author of “Synergy Energy: How to Use the Power of Partnerships to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business and Brand Your Ministry.” For a free MP3 of “What Every Author Should Know,” go to http://www.PamPerryPR.com/.

Linda D. Fegins ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Marvelous Manifestation of 2020

On this Marvelous Manifestation of a new decade-2020 As you walk in this New Year on this Marvelous Manifestation of the first day of 2020 do so with great expectation of new beginnings, new opportunities, blessings , favor, renewal and victory. Know that God is going to do great things through you. May God grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans that line up with His will for you and may we shout for joy over your victory.( Ps 20:6 RSV).

Praise God for His unfamthonable love for you!! Praise Him for daily loading you up with benefits. This is the year of victory and favor for you. Praise Him for the fact that you are still here and looking forward to GREATER in 2020 and God is amazing and can fix it and bring you through.The Lord will see you through and He listens and answers prayer. Believe and obey His Word. Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Keep praying, pressing forth and pursuing the dreams God has placed in your heart. Don’t be afraid to shine with love and the spirit of excellence.

On this Marvelous Manifestation of a new decade, God has unfamthonable love for you! What is your expectation for this week, month , and year? Think Big, Do Big and Think Victory! Praise Him for daily loading you up with benefits. This is the year of victory for you. Praise Him for the fact that you are still here and looking forward to GREATER in 2020!! Even if things are not what you want for now, shout for joy with Praise now, because you have a God that can “work it out” by working all things –good ,bad and ugly together for your good (Rom. 8:28-30) if you believe.

New Year Blessings from Linda “The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com

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22 Top Resources for Women Business Owners BY MELINDA EMERSON

October is National Women in Business Month, and it’s a good time to look at the impact women business owners are having in the US economy. In this blog post, I will share some statistics, along with some great resources for women business owners who want to start a new business or grow an existing one.

Women-Owned Businesses Are on the Rise

According to the 9th Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, released by American Express, over the past year, women started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day in the US. That represents 42 percent of nearly 13 million businesses overall. These businesses have 9.4 million employees and generate $1.9 trillion in revenue. Women of color account for 89 percent (1,625) of the new businesses opened every day over the past year. In fact, 50 percent of all women-owned firms are owned by African-American women. 

Side hustling is also on the rise. Over the last five years, the number of women side-hustlers has grown at a rate that is nearly twice as fast as the overall growth in female entrepreneurship. Minority women are responsible for a large portion of the growth of side-hustling among women-owned businesses. 

Even though women of color are starting more businesses than ever before, not everyone is making big money. 1.7 percent of women business gross over 1 million in revenue. However, 88 percent of women are not grossing over $100K, and for African Americans, the average business generates $66K, which has gone slightly down over the last 5 years.

22 Resources for Women Business Owners

Women-Owned Businesses Are on the Rise

Given these stats, there is a lot of work to do to grow those revenues. I wanted to make sure every woman entrepreneur has what she needs to run her dream business. Here are the top 22 organizations and websites that provide resources for women business owners, including advice, advocacy, mentorship, funding support, and business connections, all of which are critical to long-term success.

1. AllBusiness.com

This site provides business information and resources for small businesses—those companies with fewer than 500 employees. The company also conducts research to measure the health and direction of the small business sector.

2. Black & Brown Founders

Black & Brown Founders provides community, education, and access to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, allowing them to launch and build tech businesses with modest resources.

3. ChallengeHer

ChallengeHER is a program sponsored by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to share growth opportunities in government contracting with women-owned small businesses. The program is free for all registrants as part of a national initiative designed to promote the WOSB Federal Contract Program, to bring more women-owned firms into the federal government’s supply chain. Their next event is coming to Washington, D.C. on October 24, 2019.

4. Ellevate Network

Ellevate Network is a global organization enabling women in business to elevate each other. Members include both corporate women and women entrepreneurs.  

5. Essence

Essence is a monthly magazine for African-American women between the ages of 18 and 49. First published in 1970, it is one of the few American magazines that focus on reaching an audience of black women. They regularly publish finance and business content to help side-hustlers and full-time business owners.

6. Export.Gov

The government wants to help you take your business global. Developed by international trade experts and economists, Export.gov provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice, and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets.

7. Female Founders Alliance (FFA)

FFA is an online community of female and non-binary founders of small businesses. They also run Ready Set Raise an industry-agnostic national startup accelerator that is a 6-week intensive training and funding program. 

8. ForbesWoman

This spinoff of the Forbes website shares information, resources, and ideas to help professional and executive women succeed.

9. The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes growth and competitiveness of the United States’ minority-owned businesses, including Hispanic and Latino American, Asian Pacific American, African American, and Native American businesses. 

10. NAFE

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) provides education, networking, and public advocacy to help its members achieve financial security and business success. Members include women executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, and allies committed to the advancement of women in the workplace.

11. National Minority Supplier Development Council

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) offers a certification program to create opportunities for business owners of color to connect to the hundreds of corporate members who wish to build relationships with trusted minority businesses. They also build MBE capacity through programs and workshops at their regional and national conferences.

12. National Women’s Business Council

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a nonpartisan federal advisory council that serves as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the president, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The NWBC works to promote economic issues that matter to women business owners and to encourage bold initiatives that support women-owned businesses throughout their journey, from startup to success.

13. NAWBO

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) works to help women business owners achieve economic, social, and political power. With 12,000 members, NAWBO is one of the best-known membership organizations for women in business. With the NAWBO Institute, women can access a virtual online learning platform to develop key skills and learn strategies to help take their business to next level.

14. Pipeline Angels

This is a national initiative that trains women to develop into angel entrepreneurs. It does this through education, mentoring programs, and practice. In addition, the program allows women from all over the country to present their business ideas in its Pitch Summits, with the winner having a chance to secure capital for their business ideas.

15. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government. Its goal is to assist and protect small businesses and strengthen the US economy. The SBA has an extensive network of field offices that provide training, federal contract assistance, business certifications, and loan guarantees. 

16. SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership

This is an office within the SBA that manages over 100 Women’s Business Centers that work to help women small business owners. WBCs provide entrepreneurs with in-depth training and counseling and various loan products.

17. SBDCs

The Office of Small Business Development Centers gives both current and prospective small business owners counseling, advice, and services, often for little or no cost. Small business owners can access these “one-stop shops” to get information, guidance, or education. Every state has at least one SBDC.

18. SCORE

SCORE is one of the best resources to find a mentor for your small business. SCORE mentors are business experts who’ve been in the trenches of corporate America and entrepreneurship. They provide free business consulting online or in person. They also have a huge website with tons of free resources.

19. Succeedasyourownboss.com

With decades of experience, I know how difficult (yet incredibly rewarding!) it can be to start and grow a business. Every week I share my advice with you in blog posts, #SmallBizChat interviews on Twitter and Facebook, and on my new #SmallBizChat Podcast.

20. WBENC

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a certify agency for women businesses. WBENC provides members with networking and other opportunities to market to government and corporations that want to do business with women-owned companies.

21. Women Impacting Public Policy

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a national, nonpartisan organization that advocates on behalf of women entrepreneurs. WIPP lobbies Congress to create economic opportunities for women and impact public policy. They also provide benefits such as advocacy training, assistance getting federal contracts, and business workshops.

22. WPO

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) is a nonprofit membership organization for women who are presidents of million-dollar businesses. WPO members participate in advisory groups monthly that help them grow their businesses and partners to take their businesses to the next level.

Do you know of any other organizations that offer resources for women business owners? Let me what else should be on this list. Women business owners ROCK!Feel free to share…

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Melinda F. Emerson, known to many as SmallBizLady is one of America’s leading small business experts. As a seasoned entrepreneur, professional speaker, and small business coach, she develops audio, video and written content to fulfill her mission to end small business failure. As CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. Forbes Magazine named her #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. She hosts #SmallBizChat Wednesdays on Twitter 8-9pm ET for emerging entrepreneurs. She also publishes a resource blog http://www.succeedasyourownboss.com Melinda is also bestseller author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works. Her latest ebook, How To Become a Social Media Ninja; 101 Ways to Dominate Your Competition Online was released in 2012.

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Back 2 School Prayer for Praying Parents

Back 2 School Prayers For Praying Parents

Your child, grandchild ,niece etc from Pre-K through college need united prayer from praying parents, church members and the community for the issues they face at school and on college campuses. United praying parents along with others can transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration. To see Days 1 though 16 go to https://ladyofprayer.com/school-prayers-for-praying-parents; https://ladyofprayer.com/back-2-school-prayerproject-pass/
https://ladyofprayer.com/students-project-pass/

Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

Accordingly we want to encourage parents and pray for their strength to meet the needs of their child, grandchildren etc. to prepare them for school and to help with homework. 


Here is a short prayer for parents written by Moms International Prayer for Moms but is applicable to all guardians, caregivers and family members:

Dear Praying Mom,

May you know that God’s divine power has given you everything you need for a godly life through your knowledge of Him who called you by His own glory and goodness. From 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

May our Loving Father bless you as you bring each concern for your child and school to Him in prayer. May you delight in His presence as you draw closer to Him, trusting in His goodness toward you and your family.

Moms in Prayer International


Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school. Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

God will surely hear and be pleased at the unity in His Body and for united praying parents.  Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed.


Praying Parents join with PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools lead by the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Messiah Baptist Church in Detroit, MI . We want you to provide the name of your child, grandchild, niece, nephew etc and their school/ college (Pre-K through college) We will be praying for them all school year long

Please visit the Project Pass daily prayers at the links above. Here are five prayer points for our school and college children for you to pray and then see the prayers listed at the link above.



Day 1- Protection and Spiritually

Lord we pray a hedge of protection of our children, teens and young adults as they return to school grounds and college campuses.( Psalm 91)We pray for a productive school year in a safe environment for our children and youth. Stay the hand of violence, evil and bullying. We pray that your child will understand the Gospel and learn to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life. Lord, lead my/our children to trust in Jesus for his or her eternal salvation so that they can be a light at school, the community and everywhere they go. ( John 3:16, 10:28-29)

Day 2- Relationship to the teacher

Pray that your child will develop a deep respect and appreciation for his/her teacher and will act respectful of all authority figures. Father, may the student, staff, and teachers experience a positive respectful relationship and Your love in profound and authentic ways ( John 13:35) Linda Fegins #PROJECTPASSPrayingAlwaysforStudentsandSchools


Day 12- Learning
Pray that your children will be serious minded and work hard to acquire both secular and spiritual knowledge. Pray that the Lord will bless ______ with clarity as he/she studies. Pray that the Lord help him/her to be diligent in doing his/her homework and school/college assignments. May _____ avoid procrastination and may he/she do his/her work as unto the Lord. (2 Timothy 2:15)



Day 14- Help with Learning Issues-
Lord you are a very present help in a time of trouble. , I pray that any learning issues or learning disabilities of a student will be brought to light and overcome by the right help from teachers, parents and counselors. Lord, I pray that students that are struggling with their studies will be encouraged and their minds strengthened. May they not feel shame or worthless. (Psalm 46:1)


Day 17 – School Systems

Pray: Father, we bring before You the _______ school system(s) and all educational systems and the teachers, principals, school boards, and administrators who are in positions of authority within the school systems(s). We pray for skillful men and women full of godly wisdom to oversee the school system(s) to provide the right learning environment, and that will overthrow detrimental business and educational practices and will execute sound educational practices that are fair and just for all students no matter their economic status or race. We plead the blood over the school systems and schools and declare they are free from the way of evil and free from evil persons in authority and corrupting influences. (See Proverbs 2:10-12, 21-22; Proverbs 18:10;2 Corinthians 2:14)

#PROJECTPASSPrayingAlwaysforStudentsandSchools #Back2SchoolPrayers

Add your child’s, grandchild, nephew, niece name and school/college here:

Action Plan:

1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more. Follow the daily prayer focus.

3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or colleg

Pray fervently, Linda D. Fegins “The Prayer Leader”  copyright 2017, 2018, 2019   LDFaygo@gmail.com

     

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Back 2 School Prayers: Project PASS

Back 2 School Prayers: Project PASS by Linda Fegins

Welcome back if you joined with us on September 1 in praying for students. We begin Project Pass Praying Always for Students and School on September 1 and stated the prayer points for Day 1-5 in the blog post earlier this week .Please encourage others to pray along with you for our children. Let’s unite in praying Back 2 School Prayers and follow the prayer points for Day 5-9 below.

We need to consistently pray united back to school prayers for the protection of our children, parents, teachers, the school board and the entire school system. PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools want to partner with you so we can unite in praying for our children, teen and young adults. Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed. God will show us how to use the power that believers have within through the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration. Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.



Join  PROJECT PASS-PRAYING ALWAYS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS~ September 1-30, 2019.
Join PROJECT PASS – Praying Always for Students and Schools  for our month-long prayer campaign for all students from pre-K to college and other educational institutions and schools. We will pray all year long for your student and their schools.  State your child’s name, school, college, and age and we will pray for you. You can send them to me at the email below and/or you can also add your child’s name and school/college for the lives of children, teens and college students attending schools and colleges around the world.

State the names of your children and their schools include College Students

Let’s begin to cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers, educators, and school staff in our communities. Cry out today “Lord bless our schools”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray daily.

Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school. Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

PROJECT PASS –Praying Always for Students and Schools will daily provide you with prayers for your child . Below are prayers for four days that you can pray for each day or pray each of them daily. Please submit your child’s name and school. See Days 1-5 in prior blog post

Day 6- Intimacy with God
Draw my children in a personal relationship with You that they may taste your goodness and long for you. Let them know you will watch over them at school and that they are not alone at school when mother and father cannot be there. ( Ps. 27:8 ;34:8; John 14:16-17).

Day 7- Obedience and respect
Lord I pray that my child shall walk in obedience to me as a parent and will be obedient and respectful to his/her teacher, principal and to authority. I pray that he/she will obey the classroom and school rules and procedures. Lord grant my child____________ a wise and obedient heart that will appropriately obey You, me, school authorities and lawful authorities that it may be well with my child.

Day 8- Self-control
Pray that your child will learn self-control and have the discipline to use it in even the toughest of situations. Even a child (________) is known by his/her acts, whether (or not) what he/she does is pure and right. (Prov 20:11 AMP)

Day 9- Purpose
Pray that God’s plan and purpose will be manifested in the lives of your children at school and in the world; that _______ (name child) will do good works at school and in the community. Pray that the learning abilities, skills, and talents will be recognized and nurtured by teachers, administrators, and parents. (See Micah 6:8; Eph 2:10)

Action Plan:
1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more.
3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or college.
4. Pray daily-I pray in Jesus’ name that every child and every school throughout the world will be covered in prayer.


Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”  ldfaygo@gmail

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