Prayer For A Teacher

Merciful God, thank you that I am never alone, your presence calms the troubled sea of my life and speaks peace to my soul. When I am filled with anxiety and uncertainty about my studies, would you calm my fears and fill my mind with your peace. Give me assurance that you are working everything for my good and your glory. May your love be the passion in my heart. May your joy be my strength when times are hard. May your presence be my peace that overflows. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Mighty God, thank you that you know me and you love me. The ability to teach is a gift from you. Help me to use the teaching gift you have given me effectively. May I be filled with your spirit to give me the enthusiasm, strength and love I need to carry out my role. Give me assurance that you are always with me. May God the Father prepare my journey, Jesus the Son guide my footsteps and the Holy Spirit watch over me, on every path that I follow. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Faithful Father, thank you that you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. You are the ultimate teacher. You teach and instruct me in the way of life and guide me into your will. May I teach others with the wisdom and love that I receive from you. Remind me that my teaching is an act of worship to you. May the love of the Father, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Spirit, gladden my heart and bring peace to my soul, today and for all days. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Heavenly Father, thank you that you hear and answer my prayers. Your word instructs us to start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. In my role as a teacher, please help me to work hard for the good of my students, treating each of them with care, love and respect. Lord, bless me and keep me, make your face shine upon me. Turn your face towards me and give me peace. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Father, we lift up all Christian teachers, especially those that that are seeking to deliver an education in the public school system, which has increasingly been developing an anti-God agenda. Give them courage and wisdom to teach the truth and to be wise and discerning when they are challenged by a system that has effectively closed the door to the truth of God's Word.

Watch over all those that are Christian teachers who are being targeted by those that would seek to silence the voice of truth. Keep them looking to You for their strength and may they remain strong in the in the Lord and in the power of His strength. We pray that You would uphold them with Your mighty right hand in the challenges that they face in this fallen world.

Grant each one discernment and wisdom and fill them with the peace of God that passes understanding, especially when faced with the inevitable stresses, strains and challenges of the current education system. Use them we pray, to stand as a true witness to the Lord Jesus, not only by what they teach but in the way that they conduct their lessons, with fairness and grace, encouragement and wise counsel. This we ask in Jesus' name and to His glory,


Heavenly Father, we bring before You all the teachers throughout this land of ours, and pray that You would guard and guide them in the vital responsibility of educating a new generation of children and young people.

We confess Lord, that as a nation we have sought to keep God out of the classroom and separated from school and learning, and we acknowledge that this has only been to our own detriment and a great disservice to the children that are being educated in our school system.

Lord, we pray that You would challenge the hearts of our educators to recognise that vulnerabilities of children and to balance discipline with dignity and control with care. Help teachers to be conscious of the need for constructive criticism rather than destructive faultfinding and to offer a motivating environment which embraces fairness, honesty and integrity with appropriate praise. A learning environment where trust is nurtured and not exploited.

Lord, we pray that You would raise up teachers with godly standards and unbiased teaching techniques, and we pray that our classrooms and teachers return to the godly principles, which our forefathers held dear. In Jesus' name we pray,


Help me to be a fine teacher, to keep peace in the classroom, peace between my students and myself, to be kind and gentle to each and every one of my students. Help me to be merciful to my students, to balance mercy and discipline in the right measure for each student, to give genuine praise as much as possible, to give constructive criticism in a manner that is palatable to my students. Help me to remain conscientious enough to keep my lessons always interesting, to recognize what motivates each of my students, to accept my students' limitations and not hold it against them. Help me not to judge my students too harshly, to be fair to all, to be a good role model, but most of all Lord help me to show your love to all of my students.

Dear God,
Grant our teachers an abundance of Your wisdom. Prepare their hearts to welcome and love our loved ones, and may we make sure to show them love and respect in return. Give them grace as they help students who aren't thriving, courage to say what needs to be said, tools and knowledge on how and when to speak love, and strength when they feel weak. When they feel unseen, remind them that no moment goes unnoticed. They are shaping the future in one million small - yet incredibly important - ways every day. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning they share with our children. Bless them, Lord, and may they see even just a glimpse of how their faithfulness will forever impact generations to come.