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Prayer Topic #1:
         A Summer Prayer for Our Families

         Scripture Reading:
         Psalm 100, John 4:1-24

         Reflections of the Heart:
         "A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."
                                                                                                                                  ~artist John Ruskin

         Scriptural Prayer:

         Wonderful Father, we thank You for our children and youth. We thank You for blessing them through
         a  challenging  school  year. Thank  You for  protecting  and watching over them as they return  to
         extracurricular activities. Thank You for blessing them with a chance for recreation, rest and relax
         during the summer.  Father, we bless Your Holy Name.  We come before  Your  presence with
         thanksgiving and we shout joyfully to You, the Rock of our salvation. Lord, You are the great God, and
         the great King above all gods. In Your hand are the deep places of the earth; the mightiest mountains
         are Yours. The sea is Yours, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land. Lord, You are our
         God and we are the people You watch over, the flock under Your care.

         Holy Father, we declare that our children and youth live in the shelter of the Most High and rest in the
         shadow of the Almighty. As a result, no harm will come near them during the summer. In accordance
         to their obedience, we declare that they are blessed in the city and in the country. They are blessed
         when they come in, and when they go out. We confess by faith, that our children and youth will not
         follow the advice of the wicked or stand around sinners, or join in with mockers; but they will delight
         and meditate in Your Word day and night. We declare that they will give their bodies as living and holy
         sacrifices to You, Lord. They will not copy the illicit behavior and customs of this world because they
         are transformed into new people by the way they think. We confess that every youth who is seeking
         summer employment will find it because they are surrounded with favor like a shield. Lord, we decree
         that our children and youth are taught of You and they enjoy great peace.

         List your specific requests for the children and youth during the summer and take those
         concerns to the Lord in prayer:
         ________________________________________________________________________________
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         Holy Spirit, please touch  the  hearts of  our children  and youth to fear  You  and hate  evil, pride,
         arrogance, and a perverse mouth. Cause them to walk according to the Holy Spirit and not their flesh.
         Let the mind of Christ be established in them. Help them to honor and obey their parents, so that things
         may  go well with them and that they will  have long life  on  the  earth. Empower our  parents  and
         guardians with the knowledge and skill to structure a lifestyle that will compel our children and youth
         to honor and obey You as their God. Please give our parents and guardians the wisdom, strength, and
         guidance they need to plan, organize, and implement safe summer activities for their children and
         youth. Father, bless our families during the summer break with vacations. Please protect us during our
         times of travel, leisure and play. Lord, provide the extra income needed for summer activities. Please
         keep our children and youth protected from idol minds, unwise decisions, ungodly peer pressure,
         emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and untimely death. Holy Spirit, help each student to
         retain the information that they learned throughout the school year. Father, we ask You to please

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