At schools across the country Wednesday, students gathered around flagpoles to pray for their schools.
They uploaded photos and prayers online with the hashtag #IFthen, based on 2 Chronicles 7:14 and summarized in the 2013 theme of See You at the Pole: “If we pray, seek, turn; then God hears, forgives, heals.”
We asked you to share your photos and prayers for area schools with the hashtag #IFthenAugusta. Here are your responses from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
KIM (@MEMORIESTOYOU): “I pray every day that my son’s teacher has patience, tolerance and love. She is helping raise him 7 hours a day!”
ADAM CHINNY ALLEN (@HELLOCHINNY): “God let this be the generation that truly seeks Your face 100% of the time. #IFthenAugusta”
HERITAGE ACADEMY AUGUSTA: “#IFthenAugusta Dear God, Make this a better place. I ask you to let the trees grow & to let us grow w them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen –2nd grader”
AUDREY HILSON CHALKER: “Thank you Lord for each day you give us. As the days go by they get more precious. Lord we ask that you place your hand of protection around our students, teachers and administration, keep them safe from harm from without and within the system. Lord, please heal our land and bless America with the safety I felt as a child. I pray that You will lead our government in the right direction. Lord give these young people the peace and safety I had as a child. In Christ name I pray. Amen GOD PLEASE BLESS AMERICA.”
CARA DANVERS DORAN: “I pray for the teachers and administration who work hard to make our schools safe. And I pray for the students who still don’t feel that way.”
JAMES DAVID MOSS: “Pray for safety for all children while at school.”
HERITAGE ACADEMY (@HERITAGEAUGUSTA): “#IfThenAugusta ‘We pray that You will place a hedge of protection around us & open our hearts to learn Your Word & live by it.’ 6th gr. class”
WILMA MATHIS: “Met with students at Glascock County school. Great service we have a school of students & faculty of which we can be very proud. To God be the glory!”
COURTNEY O’NEAL: “Praying for the teachers that are Christians, that they can find a way to shine their light for Jesus without being persecuted. That God will shine through the students who believe and that they will know what is biblical and not in the curriculum. Amen.”
HERITAGE ACADEMY (@HERITAGEAUGUSTA): “#ifthenaugusta ‘Praying for our school to work together, be responsible, and to smile and spread joy in our community.’ 3rd grade class”