A Prayer for Teachers

Heavenly Father,

We come before You in humble gratitude for the gift of teaching. We ask that You bless our teachers with wisdom from above, that they may have the insight to lead their students in the ways of knowledge and understanding. Fill them with patience and guidance, that they may be able to help their students navigate the challenges of learning.

Give them the strength to inspire and motivate their students, and the love that comes from You, so that they may create a positive and nurturing learning environment. We pray that You will bless the work of their hands and the words of their mouths, so that their teachings will bear much fruit for Your glory.

Grant them the discernment to instruct with truth and grace, and the humility to admit when they make mistakes, so that they can continue to grow as both educators and individuals. We ask that You bless them with the energy to serve with excellence and the ability to recognize and meet their students’ needs.

We also pray for Your protection over them and their loved ones and for Your provision in all their needs.

In the name of Jesus, we pray for our teachers and for the success of their students. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Proverbs 1:7 ESV

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Proverbs 9:9 ESV

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
    teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

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James 3:1 ESV

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

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Psalm 111:10 ESV

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all those who practice it have a good understanding.
    His praise endures forever!

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