There’s been a positive and negative to not having a teenage driver at our house. The negative is that Courtney needs me to make sure she gets to and from school every day. The positive is that Courtney needs me to make sure she gets to and from school every day.

Each morning on our way to Putnam City North High School, we get about five minutes to just make sure we’re on the same page with our schedules. I really do love time in the car when there are no distractions. I also love that I get a visual every morning of the students that walk the same halls with my daughter. If you haven’t been to a high school in a long time, it’s worth a trip just to see what students wear–including piercings and hair colors!

This morning as we approached the drop off area, I couldn’t help but notice a young man who was talking with two women. He was weeping into the shoulder of one of them. I have no idea what was going on in this young man’s life, but the mom in me just wanted to make sure he was going to be o.k. Think about it. It’s not often you see high school boys sobbing and no less in front of hundreds of other students who were walking past him on their way to class.

So what can we do? We can pray. I prayed all the way to work this morning and just asked the Father to comfort this young man in whatever is going on in his life. I may never know his name or his circumstance, but I have the great honor to bring him before my Heavenly Father who knows it all.

Our children and our schools need our prayers. I think one of the greatest prayer organizations in the world is Moms In Touch. They are incredible pray warriors and they are holding the ropes for our schools. If you’ve never participated or you’d like to find out how to start one for your school, visit their website at

Our children also need to pray for their schools and for each other. One of the greatest prayer events of the year is coming in two weeks. Encourage your student to participate in See You At the Pole. Students will gather at their flag poles on Wednesday, September 23. They will pray for lost students, for teachers, administrators and more.

Let’s do more than just think about praying today. Let’s make it an integral part of our daily life.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Eph. 6:18