Today I lift up the precious moms sending their kids back to school. School is not easy when there is no dad in the home cheering them on, so I’m cheering her on, and I know You’re cheering her on as well. Most likely, she is exhausted in every way, emotionally, physically, and spiritually and school adds another huge responsibility for her to carry.
I pray, Father, that You would give these moms exactly what they need for this school year. Hold them close if they are new in grief, and let her be easy on herself. Let her know this will not be a wasted year but a great year of growth. It will be hard; suffering is not easy, but You are there. You are the helper of the widow and fatherless. And, You are teaching our children.
I pray for the thousands of kids going to school without a dad, some for the first time. They don’t want to be that different kid; they don’t want to be fatherless. They want to be like everyone else. I pray for these precious boys and girls that You would give each one a godly friend they enjoy who is making wise choices and is a positive influence.
I pray that You would put teachers and coaches in their path to mentor and come alongside them. May they show compassion and be sensitive to their needs. And, give these moms other couples and moms that will help cheer their children on, too. Remind them through these relationships that You are with them and can do what seems impossible for us.
Thank you for Your love and care for single moms and for Your promise to be a Father to the fatherless.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.