This prayer for teachers is something we all care about. The future of our children is in their hands. We all rely on teachers not only to educate our children but to take care of their moral code.
We expect our teachers to turn up rain or shine with the same energy every day to impart knowledge and guidance to our kids day after day, week after week. Teachers care for our kids and help them learn what they need to know, get them through exams and guide them through the day.
Let us pray.
Lord, we entrust our kids into the hands of the teachers every day. We trust those teachers to care and educate our children and young men and women. It is not always an easy job they have chosen.
I ask you to bless them in their work, guide them in what they say and how they teach our kids. Guide their thinking so that our kids hear not just the learning and the subjects they teach, but also hear a strong moral code guiding their behavior and thoughts.
I know teachers are drawn to this profession because of their love of learning and of imparting knowledge. It is rewarding to guide a young person on their path. It can also be frustrating and hard work when not all the kids are well behaved and want to learn.
Bring patience into the heart of these teachers so that they stay calm in the face of these tough days.
Teachers are critical people in the lives of our kids, they can light the fire of knowledge and confidence so that our kids feel they can be whatever they want to be. That is a wonderful gift to give teachers and amazing support to parents.
As Proverbs says “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it”
Teachers are flawed like the rest of us. With a careless word, they can hurt a child’s feelings and set them on the wrong path. Grant all our teachers the gift of positive affirmation so that they always set a child on the right path. Grant them the wisdom to know when they have to correct themselves.
This prayer for teachers is offered so that you give them the patience and love for the job that they started with so that it stays with them always and they remain true to their calling. Support them in working children to help them grow and learn how to be great adults useful in the service of the Lord.
Teachers are with our children all day long and are important in their lives for knowledge and for showing them the way forward. How often do we as parents hear what the teacher said, these thoughts stay with our children and form their thinking?
Their voices are part of all our lives. We can often remember teachers twenty or thirty years later, not just for the knowledge they gave us but often just for the people they were.
Sadly these days also teachers can be called to protect our children in school. May you stay with them in these dark moments and guide their actions well so that they stay safe and keep the children in their care safe.
Help our teachers to spot the child who is the loner and who might stray in the path of evil, and help them stay the hand of evil on these young people. Keep our teachers and children safe.
I ask you to bless teachers everywhere, to help them in their lives so that they can be energetic and positive in their work. Give them the strength to see the good and the potential in our kids so that they teach them what they need to know to move forward in life.
This prayer for teachers is also said for those thinking of joining the profession, young adults looking for a calling and finding a life purpose in teaching others.
Help them find their way into teaching and find the school they are meant to be in. Place these new teachers in the room with the right children at the right time so that lives are set on the right path.
For retired teachers, help them bathe in the memories of all the lives they have touched, may that warm their days and may their reward be great.
Lord hear this appreciation for teachers everywhere and give them the wisdom and strength they need to carry on doing the great job they do on a daily basis.
Lord Hear my Prayer
Scripture for Teachers
“Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.”
James 3 1:2
Teaching is tougher than many people think, this reference to that also makes it clear that no one is perfect, not even teachers, but they have to work so hard to keep these imperfections out of the classroom.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace”
Some people have the calling and the gift to be able to teach, these are very special people.
“The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance”
Proverbs 1: 1-33
This is such a lovely reference to teaching and learning, acknowledging that it is not just about knowledge but about insight, justice and righteousness. All of this things are passed on to us by the wise, and all of these things are expected from our teachers.
Have Your Prayer Submitted
Have your prayer for teachers submitted all over the world: