Few things are more terrifying for a mom than sending their child to school. Equivalent to the great unknown, we often feel like were tossing them to the lions, knowing theyll return with scrapes, bruises, and wounds deeper than stitches could ever heal. More than anything, we want to protect them from influences, ideas, and words that have the potential to derail them and leave them floundering. I can think of no better protection for our children than our prayers as moms. In this practical book, Tara equips and trains us to be powerfully protective parents as she daily leads us through key prayer points that invite the Godhead into every aspect of our childrens lives. Full of Scripture, each day includes practical steps on how to partner with God and trust Him for the security and protection that only He can bring.
-- Pastor and author, The Complaining Cure
I cant think of anything that stirs up more excitement and fear simultaneously in the hearts of parents and kids alike than the start of a new school year. The truth is we cant always be with our kids, but our prayers can. Im so grateful to have Tara to guide us through the process of praying with and for our kids. Her prayers are engaging and encouraging; they remind us that we get to partner with a great big God in the lives of our kids. You will return to Everyday Prayers for the School Year over and over through the years and have a beautiful record of Gods faithfulness in the process. These prayers will be a springboard for your own prayers as you talk to the Father about the things that matter most.
-- Author, Threadbare Prayer
Tara Cole has written a thoughtful, encouraging, and very practical guide for every mom who wants to intentionally pray for her kids. However, youll likely find youll grow just as much as your kids as you are consistently and gently pointed back to God and His incredible promises.
-- Author, Fruit Full
Tara Cole is a gifted writer with a knack for crafting words that pour blessings into a mamas heart. Everyday Prayers for the School Year is the perfect resource moms need to help their children flourish both in and out of the classroom. Packed with personal stories, biblical truth, and amazing prayer prompts, Tara ties it all together each day through practical life application. Theres a plethora of quotes we can glean from like, "When we suffer or are put under pressure, it teaches us endurance." So good! I love that these words come straight from the heart of both a mom and a teacher who is relatable and abides in Jesus. In every turn of the page, theres encouragement, grace, and lifelong lessons we can all learn from on both the good days and the hard days. I cannot recommend this book enough, and it will surely become a mainstay for this school year and all the school years to come.
-- Author, speaker, and host, Fierce Calling Podcast
Sending our kids to school can be scary, but Everyday Prayers for the School Year reminds us that God is always with our children (and with us). Each day shares a story, Scripture, and something extra to think aboutand feels kind of like sitting down with the author for a cup of coffee. Warm and reassuring, this book should be on every moms school supply list.
-- Host, The Couch Podcast
As a busy mom and former military spouse, I have spent a good portion of my parenting years solo, and I have learned that while I may be parenting without my spouse, I cant parent on my own. I need strength and guidance from the Lord, as well as the support and exhortation of friends and fellow moms. This is exactly what Tara does in Everyday Prayers for the School Year. She comes alongside moms as a friend, encouraging us while pointing us back to the One who loves our kids more than we could ever imagine. Through this thirty-day devotional, Tara leads us through a quick devotional, prayer, Scripture, and reflective questions. Its the perfect way to start each day during the school year or any other time of year.
-- Podcast editor, producer, and coach