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Would you spend the first month of school praying this prayer every day for the Students and Teachers who are at OBMS?


A prayer for the Students at Olive Branch Middle School,
Lord, I pray that the truth that has been entrusted to us and the lessons we have learned will not be hidden from the next generation. Would you grant us the grace we need to make known to the children who walk through these doors, the path that leads to life? 
Make us a generation of parents, educators, and employees who will teach them your ways and how to walk according to the truth so that they might set their hope and confidence in you and not forget your works. Give to the children souls that are anchored in heaven.
Turn the hearts of the next generations away from the deceptive promises of sin and toward the all-satisfying promises of God that they might be strong, confident, secure, ready, and bold so as not to be ashamed of the Gospel.
May these children live as sojourners who desire you and all you have promised more than they desire money, popularity, success, status, or anything else. Give them faith—that can stand even when crisis and tragedy strike.
May they never lose sight of the reality that You are better than what life can give them now and better than what death can take from them later. May they run the race of life well and cast aside every burden and sin which so easily entangles. May we not get tired of doing what is good and find the confidence that at just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. May they gain the everlasting joy that is ours through Jesus Christ. Amen

J.C. Russell
Youth Pastor 
Great Commission Church