A Parents Prayer-First Day of School

Prayer Dear Lord,

Today I lend my precious child out for the benefits of education, experience, and socialization. His anxiety is heightened along with mine. I ask you to watch over him and give him the confidence to embrace his new friends. I ask for your constant encouragement so he continues to exert his best efforts, especially during his most challenging moments. He has autism and those moments are so important to his progress. He needs that extra push and strength to endure, rise to the challenge, and overcome.

Please engulf him with our love so he will feel an ever present sense of security in knowing we are with him even when he can not see, hear, or touch us. Please grant him the self-esteem necessary to look past his own weaknesses (disabilities) and frustrations and realize what superb strength and worth he has.

Lastly, please give him special assistance during those endeavors he struggles with the most(you can input your child’s own goals:

  • Peer socialization
  • Fine motor activities (writing, creative arts)
  • Integration with sensory processing to help limit distractions
  • Courage to lead and be his own person

Above all else, keep him protected in your arms. In your name, I pray – Amen.

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What do you do to prepare for the first day of school?

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Pam Walsh
Words of personal experience, opinion, and lessons learned about mothering a child on the spectrum with autism, his younger sister, marriage, finances, and seeking out a sense of self.
Pam Walsh

motheringautism

Words of personal experience, opinion, and lessons learned about mothering a child on the spectrum with autism, his younger sister, marriage, finances, and seeking out a sense of self.

0 thoughts on “A Parents Prayer-First Day of School

  • October 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm
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    in the other hand what an incredible photo! where did you get it? kinda cute!

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  • March 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm
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    jajajaja Iove that picture, you know in some cases a autism child can perform a good and solid friendshipwith a dog, and this can be trained through the program “Learn Sexual Health” this is a new program to train dogs, to be the companion of autism child.

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  • September 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm
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    That’s so sweet! I would have loved to have a mother (even better, several mothers) all praying for me when I was little, on my first day of school. I just have a lot of the insecurities Asperger’s have, but I’m not diagnosed. My best friend through school was, though. Just loving care, and not too much hovering seemed to do him a lot of good. He wanted to be loved and cared for, he just didn’t want to be smothered.

    Happy first day of school to everyone! I’m back at school on the 21st as well! Never say never again! xoxo

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