What is "Pray for Polk"

Earlier this week I posted a brief post about Pray for Polk. Today I thought I'd share a little bit more about it.


I don't think there is any denying that our schools are in a very difficult time. This is true all over the country and certainly in Polk County. Kids are struggling to succeed and teachers and administrators are struggling to create environments where their students can be successful

I want to help

If I could, I would quite my job and dedicate myself to serving the people in and around Haines City. Unfortunately, the mortgage company wants to get paid every month and my pesky kids want to eat every single day. So, quitting my job is not an option, at least not yet. Still, I want to help. But, how can I help if I can't actually be there?

I believe in the power of prayer.

How can we help without being there? By praying. You see, I happen to believe in the power of prayer. I believe that the same Jesus that healed the blind, made the lame to walk, and even raised the dead is still very much ALIVE. I believe that He still has the power to work in the lives of people, even today. 

So, let's pray.

I am not saying that we should not serve in our local schools. In fact, I think that Christians should be at every event that the school holds, serving students, families, and staff. I'll write more about that soon. But, in addition to that, we need to pray. We need be driving to our kids schools, parking in the parking lot and praying for the teachers, administrators, staff, students, and families that are connected to that school. For some of those staff and families, we may be the only people praying for them.

So, join us as we pray for our local school. Click the "PRAY FOR POLK" button below to get the full schedule. You'll notice that this calendar only includes schools in Eastern Polk County, from Davenport to Dundee. If you are in this area, then this is a great calendar for you to follow. If you are somewhere else in Polk County, or some other place, then make a list of the schools near you and start praying for them.

I'd love to hear about you praying for schools. Share your stories and the schools you're praying for using the #prayforpolk