Filled with anxiety following a weekend of tragic shootings, a Louisiana mother sent her three young children to school on Monday, Aug. 5. And now a photo she posted of her children is going viral.
Jamisha Harris, of Baton Rouge, shared a photo of her three children—10-year-old Eugene, 8-year-old Jorden, and 7-year-old Emily—holding hands and praying before walking into their school.
“Dear God,” Harris wrote on her Facebook, “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.”
What you can’t see in the photo is that the day before school started, the Harris family lost their apartment and both Jamisha and her husband lost their jobs.
This season 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,” she continued.
Harris said that her family prays together every morning before school, “We pray for everyone: teachers, bus driver, friends, family members, we pray for a change and peace.”
“They may have taken praying out of schools but not out of God’s children,” Harris added.