This morning I spent an hour praying in the cafeteria at Northwest High School. Actually, I was one of about one hundred followers of Jesus that gathered to pray prayers of blessing for the students, teachers and community at large.

Northwest School District has not passed a levy in 17 years! Consequently, they are facing some of the most serious financial issues I’ve ever seen a school confront. Aside from the obvious . . . teachers are struggling to maintain a positive attitude, students are feeling uncared for, the community is divided.

But there is hope.

As we prayed I couldn’t help but rejoice in the fact that 100 people were praying IN THE SCHOOL! That God delights in bringing the greatest light from the deepest darkness. That we may no longer be able to pray before announcements or in homeroom, but nothing can stop us from praying at home, in the parking lot, on the street.

I believe with all my heart that God’s power is unleashed through the prayers of His people. I also believe that those same people are the answer to many of the prayers that we pray.

I can’t wait to see God’s Kingdom springing forth alive and well in the Northwest School District!