It’s back to school time again, which means that soon students will be filling classrooms again. As teachers know well, each student comes with their own set of gifts, personal backgrounds, and needs.
When they step into your classroom, they bring things they are dealing with and you won’t always know what’s going on, but someone does.
God knows each of those students. He created them. He gifted them. He knows what’s going on in their life.
A great way to prepare for the challenges each day brings is to pray over your students and the day before it ever begins.
PRAYING FOR YOUR STUDENTS
PRAYING FOR YOURSELF
As a teacher you are always having to think on your feet and meet unexpected needs, so it’s important that you also pray over yourself before each day.
Three areas to pray about:
- Ideas. As a teacher, you are always needing new ideas in order to better reach students or make information more clear.
- Words. You may not always know what exactly needs to be said and in what way, but God says that He will give you what to say.
- Wisdom. Because you have to meet needs of so many different students, you will need wisdom to know what to do and at what time.
I thank you for the opportunity to educate my students and show them Your love through the example of my life.
Luke 11:9 tells me that when I ask, it will be given and when I seek, I will find. I ask for ideas and witty inventions to meet the needs of my students (Proverbs 8:11-12), for the right words to speak at the right time (Proverbs 15:23), and for wisdom to apply those in the right way in my classroom and in my life (James 1:5).
Help me to see my students as you see them. Thank you for the peace that passes all understanding that guards my heart and my mind each day (Philippians 4:7).
In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!