A prayer for kids with Special Education Needs (SEN)
第十一週：6月4日 – 6月10日
Week 11 : Jun 4 – Jun 10
Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.
Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors, if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
A prayer for kids with Special Education Needs (SEN)
Lam Sik Ching, Rebecca
Senior Special Educator
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2)
Dear Heavenly Father, we bring all SEN kids to Your presence today. These kids have various difficulties including hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical disability, intellectual disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, speech disability, dyslexia and kids who are gifted. According to statistics, there are around 40,000 school kids with SEN in Hong Kong. They can be found in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, as well as special schools.
Dear Lord, You are the Creator of everything. May Your glory and Your wisdom come upon these kids, their families and all organizations that are providing services to them. We pray for Education Bureau, Social Welfare Department, all agencies that provide professional service, as well as the teaching staff, counselling teachers and therapists. We pray that You grant them extra strength and ability, and help them better understand the difficulties and needs of SEN kids and their parents, and that they can embrace them with the love of Christ.
Lord, the keeper of all lives, we entrust to You in particular the parents who rear the SEN kids. We pray that the Holy Spirit opens their hearts so that they can see the way out of their frustrations and hopelessness. For the glorious Gospel lights up the mind of men and life can be different with the power of Lord Jesus. We pray that the Lord removes every obstacle that blocks their way to salvation. And they can feel Your love always and be encouraged, so that they can be filled with positive energy to guide their children in the path of righteousness. May the Lord bless these families with abundant supplies and set them free from the pressure from all sides. We pray that the Lord’s love be poured out generously into their hearts so that they can know how to love and care their special children in Your own way. And with kind words, they can build up their children’s confidence and proper self-image.
We pray for these SEN kids too. May they have moments of “personal encounter with God” always. Help them understand they are precious in Your eyes, and You are the Creator of heaven and earth and the Lord of the universe. We pray for the Lord’s healing of these kids. In the name of Jesus Christ, we proclaim the power of Your precious blood to remove every obstacle to their learning, and that the body, the mind and the soul could be restored for a healthy growth.
May all these parents with SEN kids, teachers and therapists be filled with the Holy Spirit, so that they will count on Your power and have skills and wisdom to teach the kids. All training process and operational steps will become light and easy, and they know how to guide the kids in learning and correct their misconduct. And they will have love and patience in full, and would not push indiscreetly for their growth.
We also pray that all related units can work with the parents well, and they can work in partnership and work toward seamless cooperation, to teach the kids with good reward and punishment system. In everything they will pray and experience the supply of the Lord. And in interpersonal relationship and resource allocation, they can be blessed by the Lord.
We would like to see the government show more mercy and righteousness for this special group. In social welfare and education policy, pray that they can seek continuous improvement and work together to bless this group of disadvantaged and special children. And based on demand, they need to increase the number of special schools, centres and other resources, to help these children adjust to the society and learn living skills. We pray for more churches to rise up to the call actively and in one mind, to care for the spiritual needs of families with SEN kids, build up their lives, and take action to support these disadvantaged families, that glory be given to our Heavenly Father.
In the holy name of Lord Jesus we pray. Amen!