3 Prayers for your child's teacher

Teaching is a difficult, exciting, and taxing profession. It requires both emotive and logical perspectives, tenacity and patience. Firmness and empathy. Long days and long nights of uncompensated self-sacrifice. Teachers need your prayers and support to do their jobs well. Here are some ideas: 


Dear Lord,
Give my child's teacher encouragement today.
Help her/him connect with all the students,
model unconditional love,
realize the importance of teaching and molding lives.
Remind him/her to take the long look,
past homework and tests,
past student squabbles,
into the future where these children--
including mine--
become responsible, thoughtful, caring adults.
Help him/her be proud of that accomplishment.
Amen.


Dear Lord, 
Give my child's teacher discernment and wisdom in handling crises in the classroom.
Give him/her boldness to champion the outcast
and mercy in punishing the foolish.
Help him/her eliminate injustice and teach kindness.
I pray for a generous spirit, a willingness to reach out, a determination to accept each child without prejudice or presupposition.
I ask for him/her to teach truth and recognize truth.
Spark courage to handle difficult curriculum, administrators, parents, and co-workers.
Make him/her an avenue of your grace.
Amen.


Dear Lord,
I pray for my child's teacher to know you and serve you.
Help us be an accurate witness of you.
Surround him/her with believers who live out their faith with integrity and love.
Use my child and our family to be a witness and an encouragement to him/her.
I ask for all the teachers whose lives touch our family
to be exposed to your love and grace through us.
Help us to temper our frustrations and anger so we can communicate effectively,
with Christlikeness.
Amen.


"In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us." (Titus 2:7-8)

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