Lord, this day means so very much. This is the day decisions are made that will impact this special needs child’s life. Some of those decisions will be good. We might fail in others. We will keep trying. We will keep believing. And we will continue advocating. Today, we ask for:
Calm – so that we may hear one another and communicate effectively.
Truth – for, without it, we cannot set a correct course.
Focus – so that we may avoid distractions and meet our goal.
Compassion – to acknowledge the needs of others.
Wisdom – to recognize when we need help and/or more information.
Strength – so that we may speak up for what is right.
Flexibility – to seek solutions that will benefit – first and foremost – the child.
Resolve – to carry out the plan we make, even when it becomes inconvenient.
Faith – in this child and our belief that he can learn and that we will make a difference.
May our minds and hearts remain open today –and we remember to place this child’s needs ahead of our own.
In this we pray. Amen.