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Thanksgiving Prayer

November 19, 2021
By Paul Williams
May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children.
Psalm 115:14 (NIV)

One of the foundational pillars of Christian education is the focus of this verse. This verse hails back to a promise God made to Abraham that he would increase their people or the chosen people of God. This promise was fulfilled in the salvation of the Gentiles. 

Today we hold onto this promise as a Christian school and I as a father in my home that God will increase his people by the salvation of those in our households and those in our school. Verse 14 alludes to the fact that just as in Egypt he multiplied the people exceedingly, so will he increase the number of his saints on the earth. Not only will the faithful be blessed with converts, but those who are their spiritual children will become fruitful also.

So, when we say in our credo that we want to “Make disciples”, we are claiming this promise in Psalm 115:14 and asking God to flourish or grow the number of believers through our efforts in kingdom education.

As we see the growth in the number of believers at TPCS we know that Satan will want to battle for their minds and hearts. That battle will rage daily, and the attacks will come from many different fronts. So, I encourage you to pray over your kids on a daily basis that God will strengthen them for the attacks of Satan. Maybe that prayer will go something like this: 

Heavenly Father, I pray that even though my children are young Christians, they will be alert and of sober mind. I pray that You will give them wisdom so that they will make the right choices. The enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Guide them so that they will fight a good fight and will not be overpowered by the adversary. Let them know that they can overcome spiritual warfare with You, Amen. 1 Peter 5:8

So this Thanksgiving I pray Psalm 115:14 for you and your family: May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. 

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