By: Erin Bishop

It’s the start of a new school year, and while we can’t send our kids out the door with armed guards to protect them from the dangers of the world, peer pressure, bullies, and bad influences, we can arm them with something even more powerful: the armor of God and our prayers.

Last September I made a huge tactical error when sending my kids back to school.

They went to school happy (as happy as kids can be, under the circumstances) on the first day, but by the end of day two, they were edgy and their countenances went from joyful to…not joyful. I couldn’t figure it out.

By the end of the first week of school, I realized what went wrong. I didn’t pray right, and I didn’t pray enough.

When our kids are at home, we have the home field advantage. We are influencing them and helping guard their hearts and minds by monitoring what they watch, read, listen to, and who they spend their time with.

When our kids are at school, we really have no control over what they are influenced by. The moment our kids set foot on school property they are exposed to hundreds, maybe thousands, of kids and staff, and whatever they have been under the influence of and their beliefs.

Last year the Lord gave me an image of the darkness that surrounds people who aren’t under the protection of the armor of God and the fervent prayers of their loved ones. When their guard is down, our kids are exposed to all this darkness and outside influences.

This year, I am going to pray more often and strategically, and I invite YOU to join me and thousands of moms around the world in the third annual #WhenMomsPray daily prayer challenge for our daughters. (These prayers can be prayed over our sons, too.)

How it Works:

We make it easy to participate by providing you with daily, guided prayers for the duration of the prayer challenge. You can sign up to receive the daily prayer challenges emailed to you, by clicking “HERE”, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to view these prayers daily. You can also join our private prayer group community where you will receive encouragement and prayer.

Click HERE for the background story of #WhenMomsPray

Will You Share and Invite?

Please invite all the moms of daughters you know to join us for this year’s prayer challenge.



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