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10 Powerful Prayers for Teachers

It is time to pray for our teachers and educators!

Teachers need our help — they need divine guidance! While many public schools don’t allow prayer in their classrooms, we have the tools to provide essential provisions – our prayers.

While our words may mean little, God can give them what they need. Teachers require wisdom, patience, and guidance to not only get through the day but teach our kids the right message. 

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How Can We Pray for Teachers?

Did you know there are more than 3 million teachers in the USA? And, half of those stats include teachers in private schools.

We are trusting these hard-working personnel to take care of our sons and daughters. Let’s armor them with the power of prayer! 

We can always have hope when the Lord is guiding us. Don’t be anxious about anything! 

If you homeschool, many homeschool students still have teachers in co-op classes, community college classes, and live instruction online. Let’s include them in our prayer along with homeschool moms and dads who may be struggling with how to effectively teach their kids. 

While there’s no set way to pray for teachers, let’s consider what God tells us in the Bible.

In 1 John 5:14, God indicates that we can have confidence if we ask anything according to His will, he will hear us. We can be assured that our prayers are important! 

In order to pray, however, we need a peaceful place with quiet surroundings. It’s easy to get distracted when it’s busy in your environment where you are communing with God. So, find a quiet location, shut the door, and get ready. 

However, if you find yourself with another mom or father, consider praying together. The Bible promises that where 2 are gathered together, He is in the midst of them. 

Here are some quick tips on things to pray for regarding teachers and faculty including the school board:

  • Pray for fresh, new day ahead
  • Pray for peace during meetings
  • Pray to strengthen teacher relationships
  • Pray for patience while instructing children
  • Pray for wisdom choosing curricula
  • Pray for encouragement during a crisis
  • Pray for guidance during discipline
  • Pray for understanding in your Word
  • Pray for courage despite fear
  • Pray for protection and safety with school 

Are you looking for some tools and tips to boost your prayer life? If so, be sure to visit our Prayer Resources Library where you’ll find everything you need to become a powerful prayer warrior!

Prayers for Teachers

Our school teachers need prayer more than ever. Since the Bible and prayer were taken away in the government schools, we see more tragedies and educational evils.

While some private schools are Christian-based, they can certainly use guidance and wisdom throughout the day as well.

In addition, Homeschools across the nation need guidance and direction for this next generation. 

Dear Heavenly Father, We bring our teachers across this blessed land to your throne. We are thankful for our instructors and ask your followers to flood our schools with godly principles. While we see a decline in education and an uptick in indoctrination, we ask for mercies and protection with our kids. Keep them innocent and shelter them from evil. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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Short Prayer for Teachers

Life gets busy and hard. Sometimes, we feel stuck and our mind goes blank on what to say. How should we pray to our Father?

We can easily cover our kids with a blanket of God’s protection when we say a quick prayer to heaven before they start school. 

Leave it to the Lord, He will never leave us or our kids!

Dear Lord, Please protect our kids from the prince of this world. Instead, cover them with your guided protection and everlasting love throughout the entire day today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV

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Back to School Prayer for Teachers

Whether you homeschool or take your kids to school, there’s always a Back to School blessing we can spread throughout our families and teachers.

While we are responsible for training our children to serve the Lord, they are not always with us.

Let’s pray that those we entrust to instruct our children will also train them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Dear Heavenly Father, Please guide our teachers to instruct our children to make the right choices and educate them with material that is truthful and honest. Give teachers strength and courage to speak up when the curriculum is ungodly or unnecessary in your eyes. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 NIV

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Prayer for Teachers Meetings

If you’ve ever been to a teacher’s meeting and there is dissension, discussions can become unproductive with hurt feelings and high emotions.

Let’s ask God to give the teachers peace and tranquility today while they gather together.

Dear Lord, thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. Please listen to our prayer as you join us in our meeting today. Thank you for your presence and give us peace to our souls. We ask for patience, peace, and perspective as we gather together. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 NIV

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Prayer for Teachers During Covid

The season of Covid has been extremely difficult in every facet of our lives. Now more than ever, educators covet our prayers.

With angry parents, relentless faculty meetings, and rules and regulations that keep changing, it can feel quite stressful.

However, it’s time to take it to the Lord in prayer for peaceful hours ahead.

Dear Lord, we praise your name for all of our blessings and everyday life we take for granted. Help our teachers to be more patient, kind, and good examples during the pandemic. Keep our kids and school staff healthy and strong. Help them to make wise decisions and choices that make sense for everyone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Luke 12:22-23 NIV

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Daily Prayer for Teachers

We are to love God with all of our heart, right? It’s the greatest commandment. So if we love God, we will trust in Him to guide us in the right direction.

Teachers, just like us, need daily guidance. If they are walking in a straight path, so will our children who follow them.

Lord, we are grateful for your presence whenever we call upon you. We ask that our mentors in our schools seek You, love You, and abide in Your guidance. We ask for daily mercy and grace with our teachers and help our students learn Your truth in all classes and in all situations. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6 

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Prayer for Teachers to Seek God First

On a perfect planet, all human beings would obey God. However, we are limited in this world but know we can ask Him for anything. Let’s pray that our teachers seek God first, as with God, all things are possible.

Dear God, we are so thankful that you are our loving Father. We know not all teachers are looking for your guidance, but we pray that each and every instructor learns about you. We pray they are educated in scripture and seek YOU first, instead of their own Will. Thank you Lord, in Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 NIV

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Prayer for Teachers to Have Wisdom

Our mentors in school must be equipped with wisdom to teach our kids appropriately. While they may not understand everything, we can ask God to intervene in their lives.

He is amazing and can perform any miracle. Let’s go before Him to ask for wisdom in class. 

Dear Lord, we come before you with a request that only your presence can supersede anything. We ask that our teachers are clothed with strength and dignity. We pray you guide them with wisdom and instructions that hold YOUR truth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26

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Prayer for Teachers to Have Patience

With little kids running around full of energy, or teenagers struggling with difficult subjects, our teachers can run out of patience quickly. Let’s ask God to help them keep things calm and collected. 

Dear Amazing Abba, your presence in our schools is so desperately needed. There are so many difficult encounters that our instructors face. Instead of giving into stress and impatience, help them see the underlying problems instead of the superficial ones out in the open. Give them patience and peace as they control their classroom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

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Prayer for Teachers Safety

With shootings in school, suicides on the rise, and sad children behind masks, it’s no wonder there is mistrust in our school systems. We can lead a group or our family and ask God to keep our teachers and students safe in our education facilities during the day. 

Heavenly Father, we lift our teachers up in prayer to give them safety and protection against the evil wiles of this world. Keep kids calm, instructors collected, and faculty free from trouble and trials. Thank you for providing all of our needs! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7

Prayer for Teachers

Let us always remember to pray for our teachers each week to keep God’s hand on them as they strive to educate our children in such a crazy and often dangerous environment.

God has a vision for all of our mentors and moms who instruct the next generation every day. Let’s continue to ask for forgiveness when we fail but to always seek His will in our educational system and processes.

If God is the monitor for our hallways, He’ll be the guiding light for our walkways. 

Be sure to also pray for our kids and college students!

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