Mother captures touching moment of her children praying
As kids across the world head back to school, many parents want to capture these precious moments in their children’s lives.
But one Louisiana mother’s photo went viral due to the fact her children were doing something that struck a chord with everyone in the face of tough times.
Jamisha Harris, of Baton Rouge, share a prayer along with a photo of her three children — Eugene, 10, Jorden, 8, and Emily, 7 – who were all praying before their first day of school.
The photo shows the three children holding hands, heads bowed, as they prayed together.
Harris wrote on Facebook before WAFB shared the image.
“This morning I’m feeling nervous and a little unsure but thankful…”
But what you don’t see in the photo is that the Harris family lost their apartment just days before.
And Jamisha and her husband recently lost their jobs.
“It has been very hard for all of us,” Harris told Fox News.
“And with all the tragedies events that have been occurring in the world lately, I feel nothing is safe for my children, and we are praying because I am sending my children into this wicked world and mommy is not there to protect them.”
The family prays together before school every morning.
Dear God, This morning I’m feeling nervous and a little unsure but thankful. I pray for my children on their first day of school.
God, I give them to you.
And I ask that, this year, you would use every person and every experience and every lesson to shape them into your image, to grow in them the fruit of your Spirit.
“We pray for everyone: teachers, bus driver, friends, family members, we pray for a change and peace,” Harris said.
Following the tragic mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, many worried parents resonated with the photo that was shared by the local news.
“We need more of this in our world today,” one commenter shared.
“Their parents definitely raise them right.”
Harris started a GoFundMe page called “Praying kids” Friday with a goal of raising $2,000.