Prayer Topic #3:
A Prayer for Our Educators and Students
Psalm 111, Daniel 1
Reflections of the Heart:
Who was your favorite teacher? Who was your best friend in school? Most people rarely forget the teachers and friends who had profound impacts on their lives, whether positive or negative. The right experiences can encourage students to strive for excellence or settle for mediocrity. So, let us pray for our educators and students.
Our Father, we praise and thank You for our educators and students. Thank You for each school and school district. Thank You for surrounding each educator and student with favor like a shield. 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. Father, we come clapping our hands and shouting to You with joyful praise. You are the Lord, Most High, and You are awesome! You are the great King of all the earth.
Triumphant Father, we confess that like Jesus, our students will grow in wisdom, stature and favor with You and all people. We declare that 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 disease come near their classrooms or homes, as they wear mask, wash hands often and social distant. We expect for You to order Your angels to protect both teachers and students wherever they go. We decree that the wisdom of God will enter and rule in their hearts. We confess that they will respect and obey the instructions of their parents, teachers and school administrators. We declare that the wise instruction of the teachers will be like a life-giving fountain to each student. In Jesus’ Name, each parent will direct their children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Our students will have good success because they will meditate daily and obey Your Word.
I thank God for the following educators and students:
Holy Spirit, impart into our students Your spirit of excellence, like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. Bless our educators for their service to the Houston and surrounding communities. Help them to remain committed to their educational “calling.” Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they teach. Grant each teacher wisdom, creativity, and grace to teach each child according to his or her needs, level of intelligence, and learning capabilities. Increase the wisdom and understanding of each parent on how to partner with the schools to achieve success in their student’s education. Bless the homes of each student to be a place of love, peace and support. We ask You to increase the capacity of the students who return to in-person learning to comprehend and excel in all areas of their education including: reading, mathematics, sciences, arts, and all required testing. Help each student to develop Godly friendships this school year. Holy Spirit, create within each student, teacher, and administrator an excitement, passion and academic desire as they enter the new school year.
Merciful Father, forgive the sins of our educators and students (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 educators and students 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 educators and students not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Great and marvelous are Your actions, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your Name? You alone are Holy. Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. Your royal power is expressed in righteousness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 145:1-4, Psalm36:5-6, Psalm 47:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Luke 2:52, Colossians 3:23, Psalm 91:10-11, Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 22:6, Joshua 1:8, Daniel 1:17, Proverbs 1:7, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 15:3-4, Hebrews 1:8
Today, I will trust God to:
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