Tuesday February 23 2021

ACSI Global Day of Prayer

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)

Belonging to this global group of about 24 000 member schools, and having the privilege of being internationally accredited along with about 1500 schools by the Association of Christian Schools International, it is a privilege to join with colleagues around the world today for the ACSI Global Day of Prayer. 

This year’s ACSI Day of Prayer theme is, “Flourish”. Our school theme for this year is, “The Year of Flourishing” – chosen independently of each other – but clearly of the Lord! 

The prayer map below shows prayer requests entered by other member schools. Today, we encourage you to connect with some individual school prayer requests across this map by following this link, as well as using the general prayer points below to pray for Christian schools and for our school:

https://www.acsi.org/day-of-prayer#prayer-map

This year the 5 focal areas for prayer are as follows:

PURPOSE

  • Pray that Christian schools, and specifically our school, will provide Christ-centred education that encompasses holistic teaching, integrated worldview, spiritual formation, discipleship and positive family-school partnerships. That God’s word will permeate thought, word and deed. 

RELATIONSHIP

  • Pray that Christian schools, and specifically our school, will provide trust-filled, supportive and authentic relationships between leadership, educators, students, parents and other key influences. Pray that Christian schools, and specifically our school, will develop an attitude of service. 

TEACHING & LEARNING

  • Pray that Christian schools, and specifically our school, will create a learning environment that develops pupils spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. Pray that students will be eager to learn, attentive to responsibility, and determined to fulfil God’s call on their lives. 

EXPERTISE & RESOURCES

  • Pray for Christian schools, and specifically our school, to maintain excellence in education, staffing and responsiveness to needs of pupils. Pray for finances, provision of resources and godly stewardship of them. 

WELL-BEING 

  • Pray for leaders, teachers and students to develop resilience and foster healthy habits and environments that reduce stress and promotes biblical health and wellness. Pray for teachers and that you as parents, will know how to gauge student well-being and address it positively and proactively.