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Prayer Partner Picnic

Prayer Partner Picnic

At SBS, fostering a caring community begins with our youngest students. Students learn to live biblically from pre-kindergarten and beyond is with lower school prayer partners.  

Lower School Bible teacher Mrs. Corbin shares, “students learn how powerful prayer is and how comforting it is to know someone is praying for you.” This program “takes the focus off of self,” teaching students to think about others and grow in compassion. “When our prayer partner shares a prayer request, we bring it to God. What a great way to show our love for one another and practice living biblically.” Mrs. Corbin summarizes, “Praying draws us closer to God, which is what we want for all of our students!” 

This past week, Lower School students experienced one last chance to fellowship with their current prayer partners, with an outdoor picnic on the Athletic Green to honor National Day of Prayer. These partners have been meeting all year long; PK4 students with fourth grade, kindergarteners matched to a second grader, and first with a third grader. Mrs. Corbin emphasizes that, “we purposefully have a few years in age difference to create an atmosphere of mentorship in which students forge genuine friendships. As you move to a new grade, you are assigned a new prayer partner. As a result, you may have multiple students on campus who you know and pray for. This helps bring the classes closer, and it grows our community.”

SBS alumna Lainey Sims reflects on her experience saying, “I’ve seen prayer partners grow into long-lasting, life-giving friendships. I am still close with my prayer partner I was assigned to in fourth grade, and it’s been such a fruitful experience to watch her grow up and get to know her throughout the years!” She ends her thoughts by conveying genuine appreciation for the SBS difference. “I am so grateful to have spent all these years at SBS learning to live biblically, building a strong foundation of faith that I know will keep me grounded in truth even as I leave next year.”

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