Our objective is to have every elementary school/homeschool student pray for an unborn child from when life begins until birth. Our prayer cards (see example) will be provided to every student. The following outlines our vision/program.
1.) Children will be provided prayer cards to bring home to pray on weekends with their parents that also records their commitment.
2.) Prayer begins at the beginning of the school year and ends a few days prior to the school year ending (9 months later).
3.) The entire school would pray the prayer in unison in conjunction with the Pledge of Allegiance and/or school announcements at the beginning of the day. (The prayer requires less than 20 seconds to pray.)
4.) An additional brief remark to add to the prayer to be announced periodically throughout the baby's development will also be provided. (Example: "Your baby can suck his/her thumb!" Or, "Your baby's heart has begun to beat!" etc.) A monthly “Thank You” for their prayers may also be read on behalf of their unborn child.
5.) Colorful posters will be provided to illustrate the monthly development of the baby to be posted in a place of the school's choosing, as well as, the monthly thank you from the unborn baby.
6.) Final prayer day at towards the end of the school year culminates with a Birthday Party with festive cupcakes to celebrate all of the birthdays! (Children may choose to bake a birthday cake themselves!)
So, why are we doing this? We firmly believe God hears the prayers of His little children. Although "Abortion" is not mentioned throughout this program, or even the word "Adoption", we have faith that He will hear their prayers and spare the lives of unborn children that may otherwise be lost to abortion or miscarriage. Further, this program instills in our children the value of human life from the beginning of human life (from conception). They will learn early on that the unborn are worthy of prayer and protection. The poster that provides the stages of the unborn baby's development will be a tool in furthering their knowledge and awareness that this unborn child is a miracle; a human life; a blessing from God.
A Child’s Prayer – “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg You to help this unborn baby who needs my prayers to live, know and praise You. I pray my prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
“I prayed for this child and the Lord granted my request.” 1 Samuel 1:27
Children For LIFE