As the children and staff get back to school - a helpful prayer to direct us from the Children's Society:
We thank you, loving God,
for being with all your children at the start of a new term.
We pray for your courage for all those
who are afraid they will be bullied.
Your companionship for all those who find it hard to make friends.
Your strength for those parents struggling to cope
with multiple demands.
Your wisdom for all teachers entrusted to share the gift of learning.
Your encouragement for all
who support children in their daily lives.
Your renewing for all who are wearied by the challenges of life.
And we pray your blessing
on those seeking to help those of your children
who struggle to get to school.
We make all these prayers in the name of Jesus.
Beryl's latest news (August 2014) has been received.
Check out the link for her prayer requests for her work and those she works alongside.