Prayer Guide: May 9-27, 2016

“Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.”    Psalm 24:3-4
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Fourth Quarter of the school year – The final quarter of the school year is moving along quickly!  Please pray for our students and teachers to be energized and focused each day. May God empower us to do our very best for the Lord!

Upcoming Plays, Performances and Field Trips – May and early June are very busy with special activities for all of our students.  Please be praying for all of the classes as they prepare for plays and performances, such as the 3rd grade Moving West play, the 4th grade Parts of Speech play, the 5th grade Julius Caesar play, the Spring Orchestra program and the Elementary Choir performance, to name a few.  Please also pray for safety for the many field trips during these last several weeks of school.

Music Events – Please pray for Cindy Wade and the students as they prepare for their Spring musical on May 20. Pray also for Sue Agazzi and the orchestra students who have a concert on May 13.

Eighth Graders – Please pray for our 8th grade students and their parents as they make decisions about what high school to attend.  Pray for God’s gracious and clear leading in these students’ lives.

Admissions – Our last Open House of the year will be May 13.  Pray that God will bring to our school the new families that He desires to have at ICS for His purposes.

Sports Awards – Pray for Travis Briggs as he plans his first Sports Awards program for May 19.  There are many details and logistics to coordinate.  Pray that the Lord would be honored for the way He has worked in the life of each athlete.

Sports Day – Please pray for Lisa Fisher and Cindy Wade and their committee, as they prepare for this special outdoor event for our students on Thursday, June 9.   May God give us good weather and many volunteers to help make this a successful and fun day.

Student Verse Recitation – Please pray for our students to be diligent to study and learn their Scripture verses well, so that these verses are truly hidden in their hearts for a lifetime.  Also, please pray for those students who have taken on the challenge to recite 100 verses this year, for God’s help as they memorize.
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Parents in Prayer – Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. after morning drop-off in Room B201.
You are welcome to drop in when you can, especially when your child’s class is being featured.

Topics and Scriptures which our Parents in Prayer group will focus on: Tuesdays – May 10, May 17 & May 24.

May 10 – God is Pure
Psalm 19:9; James 3:17; I John3:2-3
To pray for our own children:  Create in ________ a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within him/her. From Psalm 51:10

May 17 – God is our Purpose
Proverbs 19:21; Ephesians 1:11-12; Philippians 2:13
To pray for our own children:  
Lord, raise up ________ for Your purposes, that You might show ________ Your power and that Your name might be proclaimed in all the earth.    From Exodus 9:16

May 24 – God Reigns
Exodus 15:18; I Chronicles 16:31; Psalm 47:8
To pray for our own children: 
How beautiful on the mountains are ________’s feet when he/she brings good news, proclaims peace, brings good tidings, proclaims salvation, says, “Our God reigns!”   From Isaiah 52:7

Please pray for the following requests from our ICS Educational Resources Staff:

Judith Smith Educational Resources Coordinator
Marty Crabtree Enrichment Resource Coordinator
Suzanne Holley Discovery Therapist
Diane Bond Barton Program Coordinator
Sandy Dunn Barton Program Therapist
Jill Rummel Search and Teach Therapist
Mary Streitmater Barton Program Tutor


  • Pray for safety and fun on May 13 for our play day offsite.
  • We need prayer for wise decision making about our recommendations for each current student for next year: whether they should continue in current program or have made sufficient progress to be dismissed from the program.
  • Please pray that any additional children in need of help from Educational Resources would be identified and  the right intervention decided upon.
  • Pray for transition plans as Judith Smith prepares to hand over the leadership position to Joyce Wallen for next year.  Pray for Judith as she prepares to move to Richmond with her husband.

 Featured Classes for Prayer: 

4B Class – Mrs. DiAnne Boutz -Teacher;  Mrs. Jan Yantz – TA

Character Traits:  Compassion and Responsibility
Class Verse:  Colossians 3:23  “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
Projects/Skills: Our Famous Virginian research project is in full swing.  Each student has picked a famous Virginian, and with the help of the librarians, has been learning about the research process.  In a few weeks, we will head to the TEC Lab to create a brochure using Publisher.  We are also working on our end of the year play, “The Case of the Missing Parts of Speech”.
Prayer Requests:  Please pray that each student in our class will finish the year strong, not just academically but spiritually as well.  It is our prayer that they will have a passion and desire to pursue the Lord.

Upper School Math Classes – Mrs. Donna Christophersen and Mrs. Esther Hyun – Teachers; Dawn Kuebler – TA

Character Traits:  Respectful, Responsible, Reliable
Class Verse:  Isaiah 40:28-31 – “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Projects/Skills:  Critical thinking, self-control, applying skills to real world problems
Prayer Requests:  For students to finish the school year with enthusiasm

Upper School Science – Mrs. Kate Alvarado – Teacher

Character Traits:  Inquisitiveness and wonder in exploring the world around them
Class Verse:  Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”
  8th Grade: Electricity & Wave Unit; 7th Grade: Human Body Unit and Frog Dissection; 6th Grade: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Prayer Requests:  For students to enjoy and recognize the wonders of creation around them that speak of the love and wisdom of their Heavenly Father.  For them to see the designs, patterns and laws as evidence of God’s pleasure in our inquisitive and wondering minds. 7th grade will learn how we have been “knit together” and designed with a purpose as they study about human anatomy and physiology.  In 6th grade as we discuss natural disasters, may the students feel compassion for those suffering and not have fear but a desire for understanding that can lead to helping those in need around us.  For endurance and focus to finish the year well!

Please be praying for these 4B students:

Harper A.
Lauren B.
Kayla C.
Nolan F.
Matthew H.
Cassie H.
Emily Hyun
Yonas K.
Christian K.
Hannah L.
Julianna N.
Eva P.
Elijah R.
Ethan T.
Saul V.
David W.
Jack W.