“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
Our children are not being brought up in the way they should go! In a recent Barna study, 67% of parents with pre-teen children said they are “Christian.” However once that term was defined, only 1 of 50 hold to the orthodox belief about God, the Bible and truth. That is absolutely shocking! George Barna, director of the Cultural Research Center, says that a child’s belief begins to form while they are still in diapers and is nearly complete by age 13! No wonder there is such an attack upon our kids in the school curriculum, with gender, sexuality and CRT being pumped down their throats! And this only illustrates how important the children’s programs actually are in our churches, not just to equip the kids but also their parents. What parents believe and model for their children impacts them more than they realize. Of those who claimed to be Christian only 33% agreed that the Bible is their primary source of moral guidance!
Please pray for pastors and churches in our city to preach the full word of God and to teach about it as our authority and source for moral guidance. Pray that specifically for your pastor! Pray for creative, wise, godly and Bible loving children’s pastors, directors, leaders and volunteers in your church and across our city. Pray for the parents of children in your own church to be gripped with a holy fear that their life, beliefs and role model matters. Pray that God would expose the filth and remove all of it that is hidden in the curriculum in our area school districts. Pray for a revival in our city that awakens and releases our children into their God-given calling and destiny!