The Prayers of a Teacher for Their Students

As a teacher, you have great influence in your school community.  One significant way to make the most of that influence is to pray for your students.  Your prayers will “sow seeds” into their lives that will have a life-long effect.  May the Lord bless your work in your school and in your classroom.

Lord God,

Help my students maintain discipline in their studies and school activities.  “Apply your heart to discipline and your ears to words of knowledge” Proverbs 23:12.

Keep my students from walking on a path that would lead to destructive habits.  “Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God” James 4:4.

Impart wisdom to my students in helping them relate to their teachers.  “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all” James 1:5.

Encourage my students to be kind to their fellow classmates. “Be kind and compassionate to one another” Ephesians 4:32.

Strengthen my students to be a godly example on their school campus.  “In everything set an example by doing what is good” Titus 2:7.

Grant my students an obedient and respectful heart toward their teachers and those in authority.  “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good” Titus 3:1.

Give my students opportunities to share about Christ with their fellow classmates.  “And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ” Colossians 4:3.

Protect my students from the influence of drugs and immorality.  “Do not love the world or the things of the world” I John 2:15.

Give my students courage to take a stand for what is right.  “Be strong and courageous … for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”  Joshua 1:9.

Help my students realize the importance of having a good name and reputation.  “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches” Proverbs 22:1.

Protect my students from situations and relationships that would lead to sexual sin.  “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness” II Timothy 2:22.

Encourage my students to be a light to those who are living in darkness.  “You are the light of the world” Matthew 5:14.

Keep rebellion from the heart and mind of my students.  “Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land” Psalms 68:6.

Help my students choose friends who will be a good influence.  “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” Proverbs 13:20.

Impart a spirit of excellence in all that my students do.  “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” Ephesians 4:1.

Grant a stable mind to my students as they study and face the pressure of school work.  “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial” James 1:12.

Shield my student’s emotions from the unkind words and actions of others.  “You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord, He is their help and their shield” Psalms 115:11.

Keep the influence of peer pressure from having a strong hold in the life of my students.  “My son, if sinners entice you, do not give into them … do not go along with them” Proverbs 1:10 & 15.

Help my students to be hard working, diligent and faithful, even in small things.  “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things” Matthew 25:23.

Give my students heart knowledge of how much You love them.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16.

Plant in the heart of my students a desire for the Word of God and for prayer.  “He who gives attention to the Word shall find good” Proverbs 16:20.

Teach my students to be careful of the words they speak. “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips” Psalm 141:3.

Give understanding to my students to see truth when they are exposed to worldly ideas.  “Give your servant a discerning heart … to distinguish between right and wrong” I Kings 3:9.

Protect the mind, body, emotions and spirit of my students.  “May your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete” I Thessalonians 5:23

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Terry Gooding

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