Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School

One of the greatest joys a Christ-follower can experience is the power of prayer. Today I’m inviting you to join me in praying for our students each day as we wrap up this school year and prepare for the next. Let’s pray that God brings a fresh awakening to our campus. Throughout the history of the Church, revival began as a result of prayer and was typically seen first through a youth movement.

Father, we pray that our students will become devoted Christ-followers. Give them a hunger for the fellowship of other believers in the local church. Give us the opportunity to create engaging small group discipleship experiences on campus that will fuel their desire for more of You. Help us to bring your Word to life in class so that they might see the world through the lens of Scripture.

Father, we pray that our students will become committed servant leaders. Plant in their hearts a sense of gratitude for the many blessings they have been given. Grant them the joy that comes through serving others. Help us to inspire them through the way we live our lives in service to others.

Father, we pray that our students will become respectful relationship builders. Give them the wisdom to see the emptiness of being consumed with public perception. Awaken them to the beauty of deep personal connections with their families and with others in the body of Christ. Raise up student leaders who will demonstrate respect for their teachers and coaches. Bless those who treat their peers with honor and dignity.

Father, we pray that our students will become consistently honest communicators. Break through the facade of the social media obsession and restore the joy of honesty and transparency in our relationships. Help us inspire students to speak boldly and honestly no matter the consequence.

Father, we pray that our students will become relentlessly hard workers. Fuel in these young lives a zeal for doing hard things. Reward those who are diligent and dedicated. Encourage those who are timid. May our school be the place where a counter-cultural view of work produces a new generation of exemplary leaders for the sake of the Gospel.

All of these things we pray in the Name that is above all names, the Name of Jesus.