Prayer for Teachers

Heavenly Father, we come before you with hearts filled with gratitude for our teachers.

We offer praise for the countless ways that they provide instruction and guide the hearts and lives of our children.

Every day, these men and women give of themselves, filling precious minds with the skills, habits, and disciplines that are needed to thrive in our world. 

We know that who we are today, and who our children will be tomorrow, are the result of the sacrifices of teachers. 

Teachers who cared enough to pour their wisdom into us. Teachers who learned from people who went before them.

We thank you so much for every instructor and worker who supports our schools, for all those in education who help make our world a better place.

Father, we also acknowledge that teaching can at times be a difficult and even thankless task. There are so many pressures teachers face.

There are stresses from students, parents, supervisors, and even from a lack of resources can sometimes overwhelm them. 

We pray for courage to endure when times become hard. When struggles mount, we pray that you might renew these teacher’s strength, may they mount up like eagles’ wings and soar above the storm. 

May they run the good race and not grow weary. We pray that our teachers will continue to encourage us to lift our eyes, from when our help comes, our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

May our teachers continue to use your word to be a lamp to our feet and a light for our path.

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Heavenly Father, we look toward the example of your one and only Son, Jesus. He is the model of teaching that every heart should emulate.

He is the example of leadership and learning that is so desperately needed in our world. Jesus showed the compassion needed to help others. 

Jesus taught the power of Godly instruction. Jesus illuminated the truths of your word and gave those who heard him – hope and joy. 

May you give our teachers the heart of Jesus Christ. May they serve, as He served. Give as He gave. Live as He lived.

Offer their lives in sacrifice, just as He offered His. As Jesus demonstrated your boundless love toward us, may every teacher demonstrate who You are, and impart life to every heart they encounter.

Holy God, we ask as the people of God, that you fill us with an awareness of the needs those who educate us have.

May you fill us with the wisdom that comes from above as we seek to support their work.

May you give us the vision to see what is possible.

May the joy of discovery fill every mind. We pray for guidance and direction as these teachers plan and prepare. May Your words become their words; your thoughts become their thoughts.

May each lesson learned lead our children to a deeper understanding of their place and purpose. 

I pray this in the name of Jesus. 

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