We have before us these 500 backpacks, collected in love and faith. We give you thanks for the supplies that were purchased and for the hands who put this all together.
We ask your blessing on these gifts, O Lord.
May the children who receive them, learn and be blessed by the opportunities provided by education. Give them clarity of mind and heart. May they live into the dreams you have for each of them.
We ask that you bless the teachers, aides, and administrators at each of the schools as well. May their guidance and instruction bring stability and blessing into the lives of the children in our communities.
For the gifts of minds and bodies and hearts and souls, we give you thanks.
For the ability to share the blessings we have received, we give you thanks.
For the assurance of things hoped for and the convictions of things not seen, we give you thanks. Call us into deeper faith that we may ever be your workers in this world, bringing your kingdom to earth. Amen.