Prayer For Educational Institutions
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.
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.
Father, Praise You for the opportunity to be mothers and fathers. You craft each life with importance. Every one equally loved by You, our faithful and loving Father. We know that You have a purpose for each life You draft, and praise You that we get to be a part of that purpose.
Thank You for every day they hop into the car or off the school bus safely returned to us. The joys of parenthood are as abundant as the worries. We worry about our kids, God. School should be a safe place for them to learn, grow, and foster the friendships You designed us to crave. But the world is broken, and school isn't safe. There are lock-down drills that send teachers to dark corners to huddle with their students. Bless the teachers that fight back their own fear to risk their lives for our children.
Schools have been attacked. Gunshots have filled hallways and forever changed the way we feel when we say goodbye to our kids each morning. Be with us as we struggle to maintain composure on the days the depth of reality is too much for us to swallow.
God, there is a reason You tell us to have faith like that of a child. They are bursting with curiosity and full of love. Protect their innocence and preserve the spark in their eyes from the darkness of the world. Let them be little lights to their parents and teachers. Allow them to grow and have a fair opportunity to learn.
Father, we confess our worry and our fear to You today. You tell us not to worry, but it is so hard not to cry when we think of what other parents have had to suffer on account of the tragedy we prepare to face everyday. Comfort their hearts in a special way.
Bless our children and keep them safe from physical harm. Protect them from abuse, abduction, child trafficking, and addiction. Guard their hearts from the devil's schemes, and protect their minds from things that are not appropriate for their eyes to see and their ears to hear. Bless them with hearts of compassion for their fellow students and teachers.
May they be kind on the playground and quiet in the hallways. Protect our children from gossip and bullying. May they know and hear Your voice louder than all the others.
Godly friends are important, and we pray today that You bless our children with those friends. May their friendships be innocent and light, and may the be filled with kindness, understanding, and compassionate consideration for one another.
God, it's hard to let go of our kids, and send them out into a world that is so unstable and so volatile. But You are bigger than all of our worries. You are bigger than our worst fears. Send Your Holy Spirit to quicken in our hearts as we seek You in Your Word and pray to You for comfort. Remind us that our children are Your children, and that You love them infinitely more than we do. You love us, and them, so much that You sent Your Son Jesus to die on a cross. In the most cruel way to die, the Savior of the World hung there for us. For all of us. My we always cling to the cross for our hope, and light the path for our children to, as well.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Loving God, Creator of all things,
you called us to be in relationship with you and others.
Thank you for calling us to be Christian Educators
for the opportunity to share with others
what you have given to us.
May all those with whom we share the gift of faith
discover how you are present in all things.
May they come to know you, the one true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
May the grace of the Holy Spirit guide our hearts and lips,
so that we may remain constant in loving and praising you.
May we be a witness to the Gospel and ministers of your truth.
May all our words and actions reflect your love.
Lord, children around the world need an education to have the full and abundant life You came to give them. Your Word demonstrates how You touch people's hearts to spur them to action for their own benefit. Bless people living in poverty by providing ways to learn to read and to apply this new skill to help lift their families out of poverty for this generation and generations to come. Amen
Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your love and presence at (speak the name of your school or institution). Thank You for Your provision our teachers, administrators, home school instructors, office staff, coaches, bus drivers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, case workers, school staff and volunteers, community partners, school board members. We thank You, Lord, for safety and protection for every person in this school, uni, tafe etc. (speak the name of your school or institute). Thank You for blessing our community with Your peace. We, humbly come before Your throne of grace asking you to bless everyone and everything. You are awesome Lord, We sing praises to You, our Father, and declare Loud that You are the King over all of the earth!
Almighty Father, we decree that You are the Light and Salvation of all the Education sphere in every nation. You are the fortress of education, protecting everyone involved in this sphere from danger, from bullying, from control, from ungodly thoughts, from the evil one.
In Jesus' Name, we rebuke every spirit of fear, intimidation, murder, theft, vandalism, violence, bullying, destruction, discord and perversion. We confess the following promises of God upon all the Education sphere.
Holy Spirit, give us courage and help us as Christians, to share Christ with the unsaved in all schools and institutions. Use Christians wherever they are to witness to the truth to also bring holiness and blessing into all the Education sphere.
Holy Spirit, impart into all students Your spirit of excellence, like Daniel, and other prophets, Bless all educators and everyone working in the education sphere for their service to our community. Help them to remain committed to their educational calling. Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they teach. Grant them the truth, wisdom, creativity, and grace Increase also the wisdom and understanding of all parents on how to Lead godly lives based on your gospel and law.
Heavenly Father, we forgive all educators for any acts of sinfulness, including theft, strife, discord, jealousy, rivalries, violence, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, sexual immorality, selfish ambition, abuse of any type, drunkenness, wild parties, division, and other sins like these. We Forgive those who committed ungodly behaviours in our schools and institutions to come to repentance, declaring that you all God of all.
O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation.
Merciful Father, forgive the sins of educators who has the beliefs of liberalism and they are trying to force these beliefs on the next generation. (speak the specific sins). We ask you Lord to send intercessors, prayer leaders, Compassionate evangelists to speak the truth and preach the gospel in all private and public schools. Increase the awareness of parents for sacrificing their kids to excessive television, video games, music and to the ways and customs of the world. Forgive us, as a nation, for devaluing the worth of teachers and education.
Father God, in the power of the Holy Spirit we bring our concerns and worries about education and all people involved in this work.
Father God, we give you thanks for:
our education system
all who work in education
the joys of teaching.
We pray that all who are involved will use their skill wisely, feel themselves to be valued and help the students in their care to learn and grow.
Father God, we remember the work of teachers, the men and women who have trained hard, and now use their skills in educating others. We acknowledge their work, and we want to understand the joys, the stresses and the strains they feel in their daily work.
Father God, we pray for:
teachers who feel inadequate or stressed.
Lord God, we remember all these people in their various tasks; give them strength, courage and a sense of purpose in teaching.
Father God, we pray for:
struggling or unsupported teachers
teachers who feel overwhelmed by their workload.
Lord God, we remember all these people in their various tasks; give them peace, joy and a sense of purpose in their teaching.
Father God, we pray for teachers in:
special needs schools
infant and junior schools
colleges and universities
Lord God, we remember of these people in their various tasks; give them energy, commitment and a sense of purpose in their work.
Father God, we pray for:
Schools learning how to be responsible for their own budgets
Governors learning how best to support and motivate school workers
Head teachers trying to motivate themselves and others
Teachers whom we know personally.
Lord God, we remember of these people in their various tasks; give them awareness, sensitivity and a sense of purpose in their work.
Father God, we pray for:
People training to be teachers
People considering a career in education.
Lord God, we remember all these people in their various situations, give them a clear sense of direction.
Lord, we know that teaching can be a thankless task. Help us to be aware of the needs of those who have the responsibility for educating others. May we as a community be supportive and caring, offering a listening ear and practical concern whenever we can; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bless all schools, colleges, and universities,
that they may be lively centers
for sound learning, new discovery,
and the pursuit of wisdom;
and grant that those who teach
and those who learn
may find you to be
the source of all truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.