My Prayer for Educators
Last week many of you responded to my blog, “My Hope for Harper.” It seems we all share a passion for education and the critical role educators play in the shaping of young minds and hearts. As I reflected during my quiet time this week, it seemed as if God whispered this question, “What is your hope for educators?” I automatically thought of Paul and his intercessory prayers for the Ephesian believers. Because of his love for them, he took his hopes and put them in the form of prayers. Paul’s prayers went beyond simple petitions. His prayers were specific, visionary, and thoughtful. He knew the power of prayer, and so do I.
I truly love the education profession and all those that touch the lives of children each day. I am praying this prayer for you.
You are Almighty God. Your Word tells us that you are good and you do good. It is who you are. Thank you for loving us and using these beloved educators to pour into the lives of your precious children.
I thank you, Lord, for every educator. Fill them with your spirit of wisdom and discernment. Teachers make hundreds of decisions each day. Give them spiritual eyes to see each situation as you would. Bring to mind your Word so others will see Jesus through them.
Please, Lord, strengthen each educator both physically and spiritually. In Isaiah your Word says you give power to the weak and strength to the powerless. I claim this for them today, Lord. When we are weak, you are strong. Help them to trust your Word and rely on you.
May your love, oh Lord, fill their hearts. We know we cannot love like you love without the indwelling of your Spirit. Unleash your love on them so they may love as you do. Children (and many parents) are so vulnerable. Help them to see each child, each parent, and each colleague as a gift created in your image.
Precious Lord, remind these teachers who they are! Remind them they are chosen and loved with your unfailing love. May they know that all you are is accessible to them through your Holy Spirit. Your wisdom, your strength, and your love is theirs. May their lives be a reflection of you. Bless them, Lord! May they feel your presence like never before.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
May this prayer encourage you, lift you up, strengthen you, and remind of you of who you are in Christ! Feel free to take it and reword it for yourself. Pray it daily and watch how God answers! If you want to print out a PDF, click here:
I also want to encourage you with God’s Word. Here are some verses you might want to pray, share with others, and/or memorize!
Have a blessed year!
Isaiah 40: 28-31 (NLT)
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Romans 5:3-5 (NLT)
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
2 Peter 1:3-8 (NLT)
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 3:16-17 (NLT)
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
Psalm 118: 1 (NLT)
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His faithful love endures forever.