Stop Bullying

 

Isaiah 41:11-13 

Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.

Anti-Bullying

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) suggests that one way to combat bullying is by changing the school’s climate and to make bullying “uncool.” One way to do that is to devote a bulletin board with anti-bullying messages. Teachers can combine an anti-bullying campaign by having students make posters in art class to display on the board. Ideas can include bully-free zone signs, friends of different sizes playing games and a picture to illustrate a school rule against bullying.



 

Prayers Against Bullying

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 111:1-4, Ephesians 4:31-32

Scriptural Prayer:

Father, You are our Rock, Fortress and Savior.  You are our Rock in whom we find protection.   Lord, You always keep Your promises; You are gracious in all that You do.  You help those who have fallen and You lift those who have too much to carry.  People everywhere look to You in hope and You give them their food as they need it.  When You open Your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.  Thank You for being a refuge of safety for those people who are being hurt by others.  Thank You for being our Savior, the one who saves us from violence.  Thank You for never leaving or abandoning Your people.

Holy Father, Your Word says that we are to treat people in the way that we want to be treated.  We confess that we will practice this command and be kind and fair. We will be good friends and tell an adult when someone is being mean to another person.  We will not push, shove, or fight.  We declare that You, Lord will be the light and salvation for those who are being bullied and mistreated so they will not have to be afraid.  We declare that God, You will cause the bad people who go around bullying people to fail in their actions.  We confess that Your angels will protect those people who are being bullied wherever they go.  We declare that You, will rescue those who love You and will protect those who trust in Your Name.

Holy Spirit, please show me how I can pray for children who are being bullied so they may be healed in Jesus Name. Amen

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Holy Spirit, please help those people who are being bullied.  Send people to help them.  Please help the people who are doing the bullying to get help so that they will not continue to hurt people.  Lord, give me the courage to tell my parents about anyone I know who is being hurt or bullied.

Father, forgive people who bully others.  Forgive us for not always speaking up and telling an adult when we see someone bullying a person.   Father, please forgive me for (list any sin that comes to mind). Lord, remind all of us of those we need to forgive; and help us to be quick to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”)

Father, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Eternal King, how great are Your signs and how powerful are Your wonders!  Your Kingdom will last forever, Your rule through all generations.  You are the Lord, the Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  II Samuel 22:2-3, Psalm 145:13-16, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 7:12, Psalm 27:1-2, Psalm 91:11,14, Matthew 6:13, Daniel 4:3, Isaiah 43:15

Today, I will trust God to:

 

 10 Ways to Stop Bullying    

 

Bullying affects every aspect of your life. Bullies make you feel hurt, scared and lonely, and can even affect your schoolwork. According to The Nation's Health in 2010, studies show that around 15 to 25 percent of kids are being bullied on a regular basis, so you are not alone. It is a big problem that shouldn’t be ignored. Take simple steps to deal with bullies in order to make them stop.

 

Step 1: Tell Some One

Telling someone about the bullying is the most important step in stopping it. Tell your parents, your teacher or a school counselor. You should not have to deal with the bully alone, especially since he could become violent.

 

Step 2: Avoidance

Avoid the bully. You still need to carry on with your normal routine, such as attending school, but avoid situations where the bully typically picks on you. Say, for instance, the bully usually bothers you on your way home from school. Try to take a different route home and avoid him.

 

Step 3: Be Brave

Acting brave can sometimes stop a bully. When you give an outward appearance of calm and don’t back down, the bully can see that you know how to stand up for yourself.

 

Step 4: Don't Fight Back

Fighting back only gives the bully what he is looking for -- your reaction. In addition, a violent reaction could get you in serious trouble. Stand your ground, but do not be antagonistic.

Step 5: Don't Show Emotions

Don’t let your feelings or emotions show. If the bully makes you want to cry, don’t cry in front of him; this gives him the satisfaction that he’s hurt your feelings. Wait until you’re away from the incident and with someone you trust to show your feelings.

 

Step 6: Walk Away

Walk away from the bully when he approaches you. Walking away takes a lot of confidence and this alone may deter a bully's attacks. Plus, by walking away, you’re telling the bully you don’t care about him or his actions.

 

Step 7: Be A Friend

If you see another kid being bullied, stick up for him. A show of support emphasizes to a bully that his behavior won't be tolerated by his peers. Also, you will gain a friend in the process – a friend who will most likely help you out if you’re in the same position.

 

Step 8: Self Confidence

Feel good about yourself. Self-confidence often stops bullies in their tracks and helps keep you from being a potential target. Do whatever makes you feel good, like joining an after-school sport or an art club.


Step 9: Find a Friend

Stick with a friend whenever you think you might run into the bully. He’s less likely to lash out at you when you have a someone by your side.

 

Step 10: Be Brave

Acting brave can sometimes stop a bully. When you give an outward appearance of calm and don’t back down, the bully can see that you know how to stand up for yourself.




 



 



 

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