Prayer for Teaching

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today with grateful hearts, acknowledging that all wisdom and understanding comes from You. We thank You for the opportunity to teach and be a part of shaping the next generation. We ask that You would bless us with Your grace and guidance as we prepare and deliver our lessons. Give us the ability to make complex concepts simple and easy to understand, so that all of our students may grasp Your truth.

We pray that You would give us the strength and energy to endure the demands of teaching and that You would give us the wisdom to know how to help each student in the way they need it most. We pray that through our teaching, Your light would shine in the hearts of our students and that Your truth would transform their lives.

We ask for Your protection over our students and for their families, so that they may be safe and healthy. We pray that You would bless their homes and that they would be surrounded by love and support.

Finally, we pray that we, as teachers, would be a reflection of Your love and grace to our students and that through our actions and words, they would come to know You more intimately. We trust in Your goodness and faithfulness and know that You are the source of all wisdom and understanding.

In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

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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Colossians 3:16 ESV

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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2 Timothy 2:2 ESV

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

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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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Matthew 28:19-20 ESV

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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