Prayer Topic:

A Declaration of Success for the Students and Teachers

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 93, Proverbs 2:1-15

 

Reflections of the Heart:

“The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.”  Claiborne Pell, Former U.S. Senator

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Majestic Father, we praise and thank You for our students and teachers at our schools. Thank You for surrounding them with favor like a shield.  We thank You for a wonderful and safe school year.  We exalt You, our God and King, and praise Your Name forever and ever.  We will praise You every day and forever. Lord, You are great and most worthy of praise; no one can measure Your greatness. Each generation will tell its children of Your mighty acts and proclaim Your power. Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains and Your justice like the ocean depths.

Triumphant Father, we confess that, like Jesus, the students will grow in wisdom, stature and favor with You and all people. They will focus on their studies during the school term and not grow distracted or complacent. Each student will work willingly in their classes as though they were working for You.  Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them, nor will any plague come near their homes.  We expect for You to order Your angels to protect them wherever they go.  We decree that the wisdom of God will enter and rule in their hearts.  They will respect and obey the instructions of their parents, teachers and school administrators.  We declare that the wise instruction of their teachers will be like a life-giving fountain to each student.  In Jesus’ Name, we confess that their parents will direct their children onto the right path, and when they are older they will not leave it.

This month, I will pray for the students at the following school(s):

Holy Spirit, impart into our students Your spirit of excellence, like You did for Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. Increase the capacity of our students to learn, comprehend and excel in all areas of their education including: reading, mathematics, science, arts, and all required testing.  Bless our teachers for their service to the Houston community. Help them to remain committed to their educational “calling.”  Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they teach. Give each teacher wisdom, creativity, and grace to teach each child according to his or her needs, level of intelligence, and learning capabilities.  Continue to surround each principal, director, administrator and their staff with favor.  Refresh, renew and refill them daily as they work tirelessly to educate the students and help them to know who they are in You. Release a steady stream of resources for each school so they will always have the equipment, resources and materials they need to effectively educate the students. Increase the wisdom and understanding of our parents on how to partner with our schools to achieve success in their student’s education.

Merciful Father, forgive the sins of our students and teachers (list the specific sins).  Forgive those of us in the Body of Christ, for being negligent in teaching our students to first reverence You, which is the foundation of true knowledge.  Forgive those parents for sacrificing their students 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. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our students and teachers of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our students and teachers not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

Almighty King, You are the only true God.  You are the living God and the everlasting King.  The whole earth trembles at Your anger.  The nations cannot stand up to Your wrath.  Great and mighty is Your reign!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 5:12, Psalm 145:1-4, Psalm 36:5-6, Luke 2:52, Colossians 3:23, Psalm 91:10-11, Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 22:6, Daniel 1:17, Proverbs 1:7, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:10

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