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Prayer for Teachers



Prayer for Teachers

(N.B. This prayer may be amended so that it is used as a pray for an individual teacher - see this version at the bottom of the page).

Almighty God,
We come to you today and give thanks for all our teachers.
Thank you for the way in which they give of themselves each day in the classroom,
Serving and instructing the next generation of this land.
We thank you for them all now.

Father, please fill their hearts with courage now by your mighty Spirit.
Fill them with your strength, so they may rise to every challenge and not grow weary.
Fill them with your wisdom, so that they may be able to make good judgement when guiding and helping others.
Fill them with your peace, so that when stress and anxiety comes it would not overwhelm them.
Fill them with your joy, so that the passion they have for their subject may become a infectious passion that spreads.

We ask all this in the wonderful name of Jesus.
Amen.

(a short prayer for teachers from www.lords-prayer-words.com)



A Teacher's Prayer

A prayer sutable for a teacher to pray for their own work and students

Father, please fill me with your understanding as I instruct others,
Help me to see the individual potential of every student I teach.
Father, please fill me with your patience as I teach others,
Help me to keep giving of my time and energy, especially to those who struggle the most.
Father, please give me your divine wisdom as I am with my class,
Show me when I must discipline and when I can show mercy.
Father, help me to depend totally on You,
For You are the source of my strength, courage and peace.

Father, above all, may I love and care for each student I teach.
Show me how to serve as Christ serves
Give as Christ gives
Love as Christ loves.

I ask all this in the precious name of Jesus,
My Saviour and friend.

Amen.

(A modern teachers prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)


Episcopal Church Prayer for Schools and Colleges

O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities
[and especially ___________], 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.

source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA.


Meditation for Teachers

A prayer prayed by Frankie Mendez at a in-service training session for teachers in the Philippines. Although some of the lines are specific to this conference, a good deal of this prayer is useful for teachers to meditate on and be refreshed by. The film is just under 4 minutes long (the rest is just black screen!):-



Prayer for teachers

A prayer for a specific teacher in mind:-

Almighty God,

We come to you today and give thanks for [name]
Thank you for the way in which he/she gives of her/himself each day in the classroom,
Serving and instructing the next generation of this land.
We thank you for him/her now.

Father, please fill his/her heart with courage now by your mighty Spirit.
Fill him/her with your strength, so he/she may rise to every challenge and not grow weary.
Fill him/her with your wisdom, so that he/she may be able to make good judgement when guiding and helping others.
Fill him/her with your peace, so that when stress and anxiety comes it would not overwhelm him/her.
Fill him/her with your joy, so that the passion he/she has for his/her subject may become a infectious passion that spreads.

We ask all this in the wonderful name of Jesus.
Amen.

(a short prayer for teachers from www.lords-prayer-words.com)



More prayers for schools and children ...

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