A reflection on education

Reflections of the day

Acts 26:18

…to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Proverbs 19:2

 Desire without knowledge is not good—
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and a happy life.

– William Law

A reflection on education

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in it, and thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind. Thou hath created all Mankind to be equal in thou eyes. Thou hath created Mankind for a purpose, and thou purpose thou hath created Mankind for is to have relationships, and thou hath created Mankind to hath a relationship with thou, and thou hath created Mankind to have a relationship with another.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of education. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal much about education, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou intention is for Mankind to be able to discern thou truth, and that thou intention is for Mankind to turn to thou always, and that thou intention is for Mankind to be nourished in a way that can be described as spiritual.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desires Mankind to fear thou, and this fear is one of being described as the beginning of knowledge. We acknowledge that a fear of thou is one that is not meant to be taken in what is described as a literal sense but is one that is meant to be taken to be as a sense of awe, and to be taken as a sense of delight.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all education starts with many knowing thou, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all to be taught thou faith of thou, and to be taught thou values of thou. We acknowledge that thou desires all to be taught the consequences of turning a back from thou, and that the consequences of turning a back from thou is a separation from thou. We acknowledge that thou desires all to know and to understand thou purpose for Mankind, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou purpose for many is what is described as thou plan.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that all need to be prepared for the responsibility of a life, and that to be prepared for the responsibility of a life there is a need to be disciplined, and that discipline is one that needs to be imposed both at home and at school. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures teaches Mankind much about the need to train thou children, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teaches many much about the need to rebuke thou children, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teaches us much about the need to correct thou children. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures teaches us the need to train, and the need to rebuke and the need to correct thou children, in order for thou children to turn to thou, and in order for thou children to live a life that is right, and in order for thou children to be equipped to do thou good works.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon the education of thou children, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, there has been much said in the media about the education of thou children, and there has been much said in the media about the way that thou children are cared for by a parent, and by a carer. It is at this time, we desire that many will reflect upon the advice of the Schools Commissioner, and the advice we desire for many to reflect upon is one of a preparation of thou children for school.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou art the beginning of all knowledge, and we acknowledge that thou art the beginning of all understanding.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to help all to deepen a knowledge, and to deepen an understanding of thou, and we ask thou to guide many to be an obedient servant of thou, and we ask thou to help many to place a faith, and to place a trust, in thou.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and  in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is thou way, and who is thou truth, and who is thou life, and is thou way to thou, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on May 10, 2012, in education, God's plans for us, individual, media, spiritual growth, The Christian faith, The needs of our family and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Loving Father, I pray that those children who attend our local Sunday School benefit from this in learning how to grow up within thy pathway. They come into our church to receive a blessing from our priest and readily feel involved. May more parents realise the importance of Christianity in their family’s lives so that they are nurtured with this knowledge. Amen

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