One BIG Thing Children Need to Know!

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Yellow school bus parked at the side of a road It is that time of year again! It is hard to believe that summer is coming to a close, and school will be starting for millions of children across America and other parts of the world.

The location of their learning may be from the comfort of home as a homeschooler, it may be in a private Christian school, or in the local public school of their community, but one thing is for sure there is always some type of challenges.

I know school buses remind many people of public school education, but most importantly they remind us of children.

Today I want to put out a challenge to anyone reading this.

“Every Time You See A School Bus “PRAY” For The Children!”

No matter where you are… every second of prayer is of great value.  Use the space right where you are to talk to God about the lives of the children.  You may be at a stop light, on the highway, see a bus pass your house, or you may pass a school.

Psalm 55:17 tells us, “Evening and morning and noon, will I pray, and cry aloud; and he shall hear my voice. 

Just pause and breathe a prayer for the children God has put in your path, around your community, church, and in your personal lives.

Schoolgirl's portrait at school desk with her books

Why Should We Pray For the Children?

The children of today face more challenges than ever before in history.  As we pray, we can have a powerful influence on their lives through daily, intentional prayer.

One BIG thing Children need to know… is that you are praying for them! 

Here are a few of the new statistics posted Jan. 2014 by the Children’s Defense Fund that are mind- blowing.  This may not be your children, but each statistic represents a child.

Every Day in America

  • 4 children are killed by abuse or neglect.
  • 5 children or teens commit suicide.
  •  7 children or teens are killed by guns.
  •  24 children or teens die from accidents.
  •  66 babies die before their first birthdays.
  •  187 children are arrested for violent crimes.
  •  408 children are arrested for drug crimes.
  •  838 public school students are corporally punished.
  • 1,837 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
  • 2,857 high school students drop out.
  • 4,028 children are arrested
  • 16,244 public school students are suspended.* – See more at:

Kayla on Bus 1

Prayer is a subject that is talked about, taught about, and written about.  Prayer is life-changing.  Prayer is the greatest weapon we have against the enemy.  Prayer is our greatest source of strength and power to live out our faith in victory!

Prayer is communicating with the One True and Living God; the Ruler of the Universe, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, Our Creator; the one who cares about every detail of our lives, and loves us more than we could ever fathom!

If we as Christians truly believe this to be truth, our lives should be engulfed with prayer for a world that is so in need, and we should be running to God with everything.  But most of all we should be bathing the lives of our children and those around us in prayer and teaching them how to pray.

Take the challenge!  Let’s cover as many children as possible with prayer.

“Every Time I See A School Bus I Will Pray For Children.”

I would love to hear from you and find out how many states and countries took the challenge.


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  1. Oh my! These statistics are staggering!! Yes, I will take that challenge and pray for the children each time I see a school bus!

  2. Loved this challenge! Oh that many would take this challenge & keep our children covered by the power of prayer!

  3. Cathy, guess we are posting at the same time. I almost didn’t link here this week and I am so glad I did, because your challenge really resonates with me. I have 3 grandchildren in Public School and the rest in home school. They all need prayer, but the school bus idea is good for me, for my heart is full of those little ones going to public school, because i know they face different challenges. Thank you so much for this…and i read what you wrote on my blog…i remember being here before at your site..

    • Carol, thank you for taking the challenge. Challenge your church to take the challenge. So much prayer is needed to stand in the gap for the children. I love your heart. Please continue to stop by and let’s chat some more. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  4. Sandy Harman says:

    I always do this. 4 school buses pass by my house during the school year. They are our future and we must teach them of Gods love!

  5. June Bosarge says:

    A very appropriate challenge! I accept it!

  6. Amen! Prayer is the greatest thing we can do. Children now definitely live in a different world than any of us.

  7. I love that calling to pray for students every time you see a school bus! That’s a perfect reminder! Thanks for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship blog hop!!!

  8. Margie adkins says:

    Thanks for sharing Life Bubbling Over..we love our children and want what’s best for them..miss Ya’ll and yes Billy loves you too.

  9. Cathy,

    This is a WONDERFUL idea and I will do it starting tomorrow! I always cover my own children in prayer, but love the idea of praying for the children in the community as well. Thanks for sharing this great idea at the Saturday Soiree Blog Party!



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