Prayer for Special Needs Parents

Prayer for Kindergarten

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Inspired by Prayer for Special Needs Moms

I wrote my own to be a little more inclusive and reflect what I feel more…

Please, oh please let this be a good year for my child.

Please let our teachers’ classroom be structured, but not rigidly so.

Please let all the teachers have patience and humor, but be firm enough to set boundaries.

That we communicate clearly when things go wrong and when things go right!

Help me to hear when my child tells me what is going on, to listen when others offer opinions and options and to remember that no decision is final and that we are all learning who my child is and what that means together.

That the best of my child that I get to see all the time is witnessed by other students, peers and friends.

Heavenly God you welcome the least of these, let…

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Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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