Editor's note: At the beginning of the school year, let's pray for our teachers and support them as they guide and teach our kids!
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of Heaven.” — Matthew 18:1-3
Father God, You have created so many gifts in this world. Praise Your precious name! Daily give me wisdom to know how to love the young children in my class, even in the tough moments. Give me patience to deal with unexpected classroom situations. Fill my heart with sweet memories of every child.
Bless each student in my class, especially those from troubled homes. Let them feel my love and attention, and please protect their innocence. Show me how to be their steady, dependable guide.
Thank You for the sweetness and goodness of children. Thank You for calling me to the task of teaching these little ones and for honoring me with this precious responsibility.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. — James 1:5
God, you are Jehovah-jireh, the giver of everything. You take care of me even before I can ask for help. You gave me the talent to teach. When I am feeling uninspired and need new ideas, reignite the passion in me. Give me wisdom, and help me use my imagination to create new ways to reach my students. Let me be an effective teacher by using my gifts from You.
Help my co-teachers tap into their talents and use them well. Let your glory shine in their skills so we can celebrate the achievement of our students through Your mighty work.
Thank You for the talents You’ve so generously poured on my colleagues and me. Thank You for abilities that make us diverse and beautiful in Your eyes.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
He will yet fill Your mouth with laughter and Your lips with shouts of joy. — Job 8:21 NIV
Lord, You reign over all things and delight in Your creation. You have given me a gift in each student I work with. Their joy is infectious and their laughter contagious. Their humor is often just what I need to get through a tough day, and I praise You for that.
Help my coworkers find enjoyment in what they do. Let the laughter of children resonate in their hearts.
Thank You for laughter and its healing properties. Thank You for the memories made with my students every day.
In the name of Jesus, amen.
Excerpted with permission from Pocket Prayers for Teachers by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.
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For many in the U.S., it’s nearly the beginning of the school year. As we send our kids back to class, let’s pray for their teachers and school administrations! Come share your prayers with us. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily