I’m starting a prayer journal for homeschooling this year.
I had this lovely lilac one lying around for just the thing. Isn’t it lovely? I bought it at Wal-Mart (It’s a Dayspring product and I can’t find it anywhere online; must be discontinued) a while back because I thought it was pretty. Here is a similar Prayer Journal that I like too. I hadn’t really thought about what I’d use it for, but God knew I would come across it and He was ready to nudge me to start this prayer journal.
Here’s my first prayer journal entry.
It’s about Elizabeth because she’s the child I am most worried about this school year.
I hadn’t thought about format, but here I starred the topics where I most want to see improvement. Only God can do that and if He uses me to do that, I am willing. I dashed off a few ways I am already planning to help Elizabeth in those areas. I’m sure God has His own agenda. He always seems to, eh?
Then I prayed right there on the page.
I hope my prayer isn’t too selfish.
I need Liz to be independently working so I can teach Tori and Katie and keep Alex out of trouble. I know I often expect too much of Elizabeth. She has so much responsibility. I often rely on her too much.
I also pray that I can keep on schedule and on track with planning lessons so that everything runs smoothly this year. No more winging it with three officially in school and a toddler on the loose! I have to be diligent with meal planning, lesson planning, gathering materials, library books, printing and laminating, and being cheerful about it all.
That cheerful part is the hardest, let me tell ya. My husband doesn’t like coming home to The Grouch. I think my next prayer entry should be about me and my attitude and how it affects my family.
I hope, in the spring or early summer, I can look back over my prayers and concerns and successes and failures to see how God has moved through our homeschool, through our family. How he has pruned us to be fruitful. We are so blessed to be able to keep them home.