"FILLED WITH BIBLE verses and blank lines, Knapp’s “My Sixty Seconds” takes its readers through 180 school days—one minute at a time. Day 1 starts with Genesis 1:1 (“In the beginning...” ) and then gives this prayer jump-start: “Dear God, Thank you for new beginnings! Thank you for this new school year, my family, my teachers and my friends! Most of all thank you for this time I have with you! Today, Lord, please bless...” Four blank lines follow. (The book advises students to “pray in your head,” but not to do anything “with the book that makes you feel uncomfortable.”) Each page closes with 'In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.' - Geoffrey Gagnon, Newsweek
It's their minute. Let's help them use it.
The 1962 Supreme Court decision banning prayer in public school is being challenged across the nation. While the pendulum has not completed its swing, state after state is passing legislation to allow students a minute of silence for prayer. Texas is the most recent state to join the growing number to require public schools to provide one minute to students to "reflect, pray, meditate, or engage in any other silent activity that is not likely to interfere with or distract another student."
Our kids will finally have time and freedom each school day to turn to God and ask for help, blessings, or forgiveness. Time to thank and praise him for all his wonders.
Our kids get to know God through His word and through prayer. My 60 Seconds is an avenue for both. A little bit of word and a little bit of prayer to fill up that little bit of precious time your kids now have.