Day 67 – Saturday 5 September 2020 – School Governors

Good morning, I’m Rev Veronica of Binstead, Havenstreet and Wootton.

Our theme today is: School Governors

St Paul in his letter to the church in Corinth says,

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. [1 Cor 12.28]

 People come to governance for a variety of reasons, but at the heart, governors undertake this crucial role because they care about the quality of education that the children in our schools are receiving.”  They are appointed as governors because they have the God given gifts and talents suited to that role.   The church governor role is demanding in time and energy, particularly when Ofsted and SIAMS inspections are looming.  And there are other crisis, not just of academic nature or religious inspection, but sometimes crises related to the death of key teaching staff, or parents, or children.   So the stress level on governors can be very high and challenging.

And so today we are thinking about all of this as we pray:

Lord God, we give you thanks for those people who respond to your calling and are willing to be appointed as school governors, to commit their time and care to the children and the schools, and for their desire to provide the best education and learning experience for children. 

We praise you Lord that you have blessed them and given them the necessary gifts and talents to enable them to do a good job in their appointed role.

Lord God, we ask you to bless the school governors. May they reach their decisions prompted by a desire to serve you. Grant them wisdom, patience and understanding of the school and community that they are serving. Watch over the children and staff of the schools in their charge so that all may flourish according to your will. We ask all of this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Please join us this evening at 7pm for our daily Zoom prayer meeting: