By David Dawson
Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — Driven by the belief that “school safety” should not be limited to fire drills and first-aid kits, many churches in Tennessee are doing their part to protect the spiritual safety of students, too.
Numerous initiatives and programs have been designed in recent years to cover students in prayer as they enter a new school year. One of the most prominent programs is the “Weekend of Prayer Over Students” — a proclamation that was signed into law by the Tennessee State Legislators and Governor Bill Haslam in 2014.
Originally marked as a one-day proclamation, the initiative was approved by Tennessee legislatures as a two-day event in 2015. The first weekend in August has been officially designated as the Weekend of Prayer Over Students by the state’s lawmakers. [Read more…]