Ecclesiastes 3:1,5a (AMP)
To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:
A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together.
Our Father in heaven,
We lift up the superintendents of the school districts in the Mississippi Delta:
Calhoun County School District–Mike Moore
Carroll County School District–Billy Joe Ferguson
Clarksdale Municipal School District–Dennis Dupree, Sr.
Cleveland School District–Jacquelyn Thigpen
Coahoma County School District–Pauline Rhodes
Coffeeville School District–Eddie Anderson
DeSoto County School District–Milton Kuykendall
Durant Public School District–Louise Sanders-Tate
East Tallahatchie School District–Bucky Smith
Greenville Public School District–Leeson Taylor
Greenwood Public School District–Montrell Greene
Hollandale School District–Angela Johnson
Holmes County School District–Powell Rucker
Humphreys County School District–Elliot Wheeler (interim)
Leflore County School District–Bob Strebeck (conservator)
Leland School District–Glenda Triplett-Jackson
North Bolivar Consolidated School District–Johnnie Vick
North Panola Schools–Cedric Richardson
Quitman County Schools–Brenda Hopson-Armstrong
South Delta School District–Sammie Ivy (interim)
South Panola School District–Tim Wilder
Sunflower County Consolidated School District–Debra Dace
Tunica County School District–Bernard Stephen Chandler
Vicksburg-Warren Schools–Chad Shealy
Water Valley Schools–Kim Chrestman
West Bolivar Consolidated School District–Charles Barron (interim)
West Tallahatchie School–Darron Edwards
Western Line School District–Larry Green
Yazoo City Municipal Schools–Lucille Lovette (interim)
Yazoo County School District–Becky Fisher
We humbly ask that You anoint them with the wisdom and insight to perceive the strongholds that are hampering the flourishing of the children in their charge. Strengthen them to confront these strongholds and to start dismantling them, one stone at a time.
We declare, in the name of Jesus, that this is a season when demonic strongholds shall shake and fall! The strongholds of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride in the schools of the Mississippi Delta shall fall! The strongholds of false beliefs, religions, and ideologies in the schools shall fall! Lies shall fall, and truth shall rise in its place.
Indeed, Lord, in the name of Jesus, we declare that this is a season when godly strongholds shall be built! Raise up strongholds of chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility. Provide these superintendents with the vision, the courage, and the hope to tear down the demonic and rebuild with godly precepts.
It is time! It is time to cast away that which is not of You, dear Lord, and to gather that which is. Amen.