Prayer Guide: April 30 – May 18, 2018

Our 2017-18 Bonus Verse:  THE SHIELD OF GLORY
“But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill.”  Psalm 3:3-4

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4th Quarter of the school year – Beginning Monday, April 30, we have 5 ½ weeks of school remaining.  Please pray for our students, teachers and staff to be energized and focused to finish well.  May God empower us to do our very best for the Lord in this final portion of the school year.

Upcoming Plays, Performances and Field Trips – May and early June are very busy with special activities for all ICS students. Please pray for them 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, and the Spring Orchestra program, to name a few. Pray for safety for the many field trips during these last several weeks of school.

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.

Spring Sports – The annual track meet will be held on May 2, at Langley School. Please pray for ICS students to display excellent sportsmanship as they participate with several other schools in this conference.

Pray for the students on our boys’ lacrosse and girls’ softball teams as they practice and enjoy playing lacrosse and softball games this Spring season. We are thankful for these three coaches as they model good sportsmanship to our boys lacrosse and girls’ softball teams.
Boys’ lacrosse coach: Scott Adams
Girls’ Softball coaches: Kate Alvarado, Kevin Cobb

CIA Projects – Pray for each class as they continue their projects in the community and with our partner public schools. Please pray that students would develop true hearts for service through our Character in Action ministries. Please pray for new opportunities to Skype with our sister school in Romania, for smooth technical connections and good communications between classes. Pray for the visit with the Garfield ES students when they come to ICS on May 14.

High School Prayer Initiative – #prayforICS    Join us in thanking God and praying for:

  • GOD GOING BEFORE US – clearly opening and closing doors as we seek His guidance at each step
  • PARENTS AND FRIENDS – who continue to inquire about ICHS and pray for its success
  • FACULTY RECRUITMENT – that God would provide an exceptional team of godly men and women who will teach our high school students

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Parents in Prayer – Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. after morning drop-off.

You are invited to join other parents every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. to pray for our students, our teachers and staff. This is a vital ministry that benefits all of us at ICS.  Parents meet in B201 at the end of the 8th grade hallway. Your child’s class and teachers will be prayed for specifically during the year. You are welcome to drop in when you can and especially when your child’s class is being featured! Come join in and even earn parent service hours for your time praying with others for our school.

Topics and Scriptures which our Parents in Prayer group will focus on for May 1, 8 and May 15:

May 1 –  God is Light
Scripture: John 8:12; Psalm 119:105; 2 Samuel 22:29
To pray for our own children:  May ________ put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. From Romans 13:12b

May 8 – God is Love
Scripture: Psalm 136:1-9; Ephesians 3:16-19; I John 3:1
To pray for our own children:  May ________ love You, the Lord our God, with all his/her heart and with all his/her soul and with all his/her mind and with all his/her strength.  From Mark 12:30

May 15 – God is the Master Planner

Scripture: Isaiah 25:1; Isaiah 46:10-11; Jeremiah 29:11
To pray for our own children: Show ________ Your ways, O Lord, teach ________ Your paths, guide him/her in Your truth and teach ________, for You are ________’s God and Savior, may ________’s hope be in You all day long.  From Psalm 25:4-5

Please pray especially for these administrators and their requests: 

Educational Resources Staff:  Diane Bond, Sandy Dunn, Erica Granada, Suzanne Holley, Jill Rummel, Mary Streitmater, Joyce Wallen, D’Lisa Turner and Sandy Potter

Please pray for:

  • safety, good weather, and an enjoyable experience for staff and students on Friday, May 4th at our end-of-year play day offsite.
  • wise decision-making regarding our recommendations for each current student for next year.  Please pray for good communication as our staff shares these recommendations with parents.
  • God’s guidance and direction as the entire department goes through major organizational changes prior to the start of next school year. Pray that there will be clear communication and understanding as job descriptions and contracts are rewritten.
  • God to bless our staff members who are leaving with peace of mind and heart and direction for their future.
  • God to raise up new staff to serve our students who have learning challenges.
  • For D’Lisa Turner, our Enrichment teacher, please pray for wisdom and guidance in establishing our new vision for the enrichment program at ICS. Pray for the ability to communicate this vision clearly to faculty and parents.

Featured Classes for Prayer:  4B, 5B and PE Classes

4B – Mrs. Amanda Anthony, Teacher; Mrs. Jan Yantz, TA

Character Traits:  Responsibility and Compassion
Class Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23
Projects/Skills:  Parts of Speech Play, Famous Virginian Research Projects, States and Capitals, Mount Vernon field trip, White House field trip
Prayer Requests:  We have a busy 4th quarter with lots of projects and activities. Please pray for focus and self-control to finish the year strong. Please pray that each student would do their best “as unto the Lord”.

5B – Mrs. Mandy Weinert, Teacher; Mrs. Sarah Layman, TA

Character Traits:  Diligence and Integrity
Class Verse: “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”  Mark 16:15

  • Math: We are applying concepts of geometry, area & perimeter by measuring our rooms to calculate the area and then, using Home Depot floor samples, we will calculate the cost of purchasing our choice of new flooring for our rooms.
  • Social Studies:  Classical Greece has been our study up through this week. Our last unit of the year is Ancient Rome.
  • Reading:  We are rehearsing for the Julius Caesar play.
  • Bible: The history of God’s people in the book of Daniel has been our focus recently.

Prayer Requests:

Please pray for our precious hearts. Pray that we will be hungry to wonder, ask questions, and engage with the Christian faith. We’ve grown up with it but please pray that we could begin making it our own, even if the process of wrestling is uncomfortable. Ask for continued patience and much wisdom for our parents and teachers who seek to guide us.

Girls PE – Mrs. Lisa Fisher – Teacher

Character Traits:   Students owning their own sin, self-control, winning without boasting, and losing without blaming
Class Verse: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.” 1 Timothy 4:8-10
Projects/Skills:  Lower School – manipulative skills; Upper School – Fitness testing, Tennis, Softball, and Sports Day on May 31.
Prayer Requests:  Sports day preparations for May 31, including asking God for good weather!

Boys PE – Mr. Travis Briggs

Character Traits:  Truth, Respect, and Diligence
Class Verse: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.” 1 Timothy 4:8-10
Projects/Skills:  Tennis, softball, and sportsmanship
Prayer Requests:
For the students to see the truth of God and His love, that they would be motivated to work as unto the Lord, and that they would continue to build strong friendships with their classmates.

Please be praying for these 4B and 5B students:

4B 5B
Noah A. Danielle D. Rowan A. Joshua H. Zoe S.
Jacob A. Kaleb F. Ava B. Daniel J. Mia S.
Amari A. Kyle H. Sydney B. Emma K. Pierson T.
Anna A. Daniel K. Aidan B. Zachary L. Oliver V.
Madelyn A. Ruth P. Mirren B. Kadisha L. James V.
Emma C. Wyatt R. Braden C. Adrianna M. Eyob Z.
Noah C. Joonkyu S. Maya D. Grace N.
Samuel C. Riley S. Genevieve G. Summer O.
Grace  D. Leona T. Kyan H. William P.