Time - what a precious commodity, especially for homeschool families. Life is filled with homeschooling, co-ops, cooking, cleaning, sports, and various other extra curricular activities, church, ministries, friendships, fellowship, and the list goes on and on. I realize asking you to use some of your valuable time to prepare for your coming school year is a huge request, but I believe it is worth the time.
Psalm 127:1 says “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” Time is precious and God guarantees your preparation for the coming homeschool year will not be in vain if you lean on His direction.
This is why I am starting Planning the Homeschool Year by asking you to take time by yourself and with the Lord. Nothing is more important than spending time with God lifting up the next year of homeschooling, praying over each of your children and asking the Lord to direct you in all decisions you make regarding curriculum, plans, and how the next school year will be spent.
Invite your husband to join you in praying together as you are making these large decisions about the coming homeschool year. Satan loves to divide marriages so we must fight to keep them together at all times. Good communication and prayer together makes a huge difference.
Below you will find some simple bullet point thoughts to help get you started in what to be praying. Use the Prayer Request lines to write in your own prayer concerns. Looking back on these requests will bring much comfort in the months to come as you see how the Lord brings peace and a plan.
I’d love to close with a prayer for you who are starting this planning process.
Father, I thank you for each of these moms and dads who are planning and preparing for another year of homeschooling. Whether this is their first year or their tenth, I pray that they walk into this time of planning with joy and anticipation for all that the year can hold. I pray that their labor in planning not be in vain, that You direct each decision that is made. We acknowledge that without Your guidance and wisdom this planning amounts to nothing and so we ask Holy Spirit that You direct us. And above all, I pray this coming homeschool year is one that each family member will grow in their relationship and knowledge of You. All the knowledge of the world amounts to nothing if we do not know You. Let our homeschool days and our homes be filled with You. - Amen