I’m pretty sure that each of us can identify a teacher who has had a significant influence in our lives.
Perhaps a schoolteacher or a Sunday School teacher.
Maybe a private music teacher or a college professor.
Some of us have even been molded by the radio and blogging ministries of various Bible teachers.
Will you take a few moments now and thank God for the gift of teachers?
These are men and women He has specially called and specifically equipped to invest much in the lives of others.
In your life and mine.
In our children and grandchildren.
Won’t you consider praying the Scriptures over the teachers in your life? Ask God to bless them and equip them thoroughly for His calling.
Prayers for Teachers
Pray that God would grant them godly wisdom that is pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, and without hypocrisy (James 3:17).
Ask the Lord to help them be a model of good works in every regard, and to show integrity, dignity, and sound speech in their teaching (Titus 2:7-8).
Thank God for gifting teachers in a way that allows them to fulfill His calling. Pray that they would be good stewards of the gifts, using them to serve others (I Peter 4:10).
Pray that their teaching would drop as gentle rain upon tender grass, being well-received by their students (Deuteronomy 32:3).
Praise the LORD for His gracious and merciful character, and for being slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Psalm 145:8). Ask Him to help teachers follow in His footsteps and emulate this example.
Pray that teachers would work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. Ask that they would be encouraged in their labor, knowing that they will be rewarded by God, since it is the Lord Christ whom they serve (Colossians 3:23-24).
Acknowledge God’s plan that students should be submissive to their teachers, as authorities placed over them by God (Romans 13:1). Pray that students would be respectful of their teachers.
Claim God’s promise that teachers can do all things through Christ who strengthens them (Philippians 4:13). Ask the Lord to fulfill His promise to thoroughly equip teachers for the good work He has designated for them.
Dear Heavenly Father, You are so good to give us teachers. I pray that You would bless the teachers in my life. They have been issued a sacred task, and one they cannot fulfill on their own. Please thoroughly equip them with wisdom and patience, and allow the joy of the Lord to be their strength. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.