Courage For A New Home Schooling Parent

Dear Heavenly Father, it is our decision to home-school our children and I have never had proper teaching experience and have no teaching qualification. I feel rather unsure of what I ought to do and how to go about it, and yet we both feel that this is Your will for our children, to be educated by us and to teach them according to Your Word.

Give me the courage and the wisdom to set about the task of preparing my home-school curriculum, and guide me in what I should teach my children. Lord, I pray that I may have an aptitude for teaching them and that You would give the children willing, receptive minds and the ability to learn as well and understand what is being taught.

Thank You for the friends that are also home-schooling parents, that in Your grace You have put in my path and which are being such an encouragement to me. Thank You for the advice that I have received on the curriculum and the way to prepare it, and help me to be willing to continue to learn from others, so that I may be better prepared to home-school my children.

Lord, I pray that my children may come to know You as their Saviour, and I pray that You will protect us of those that may be critical of the decision that we have made in this area.

Thank You, Lord, for my home and my children. May we all grow in grace and in a knowledge of You as we embark in this exciting time of our lives. In Jesus' name I pray,