CHA’s 2020 Fall Prayer Emphasis brought together our students, parents, faculty, staff, board, grandparents, and alumni with a singular focus: joining our hearts in prayer before the Lord. This year’s activities were led by Mrs. Lynne Hertzberg, PVO Prayer Coordinator; and Mrs. Francine Quintero, Coordinator of Community Life & Outreach.
During week one, in addition to the regular prayer gatherings CHA offers, families were encouraged to unite in prayer around the following topics:
- repentance and holiness within the CHA community
- revival in our community
- unity in Jesus Christ among faculty, staff, board members, families, and students
- gratefulness for God’s goodness to CHA
- our students’ fearless faith in Jesus
The midpoint of this year’s Fall Prayer Emphasis was the annual CHA Prayer Walk which occurred on Saturday, September 19, from 9-11 AM, on our outside grounds. We count it a blessing that over 150 people attended, spanning multiple generations and languages! For health safety reasons, participants were divided into small groups and wore face coverings as they visited five “stations” on campus, praying for spiritual growth and health, parents and families, health and safety, school leadership, and local churches and pastors. Then, small groups spent time praying for our community, country, and each student, staff, and faculty member by name. It was especially powerful to hear the students that attended praying for their peers and teachers.
During week two of the Fall Prayer Emphasis, CHA’s Student Council representatives led the student body in morning prayer with a different focus each day: students, teachers, staff, families, and spiritual life/revival. Additionally, on Wednesday, September 23, our Upper School students joined in on the annual global day of student prayer, See You at the Pole. Groups of students met around or near the flagpole at the front of campus to pray together during their regular Bible classes. It was a beautiful sight.
Participation in CHA’s prayer offerings is just one of the ways we can live out this year’s theme verse: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.” (Psalm 37:3) There are many ongoing opportunities for you to be involved in prayer at CHA and we humbly ask that your prayers continue throughout the year. May it be an encouragement to you to know that CHA’s administration and faculty continue their practice of gathering together (virtually) in prayer every single school day morning.
We are so grateful for your prayer partnership in our commitment to raise the next generation of Christ-followers. Enjoy scrolling through the photo gallery below!