We offer prayers for teachers because teachers have the enormous responsibility of imparting knowledge to our children, and their job is often difficult!
Prayers for teachers are to be said for and by them, to bring guidance and divine support so that they may bring the word of God to others. The prayers are for Sunday school and religious educators, but apply in principle to all teachers.
There is also a prayer that teachers may say to request guidance for difficult and troubled students.
The following has been submitted by Olga de Juana. Thanks Olga!
Help me to be a fine teacher, to keep peace in the classroom, peace between my students and myself, to be kind and gentle to each and every one of my students. Help me to be merciful to my students, to balance mercy and discipline in the right measure for each student, to give genuine praise as much as possible, to give constructive criticism in a manner that is palatable to my students. Help me to remain conscientious enough to keep my lessons always interesting, to recognize what motivates each of my students, to accept my students' limitations and not hold it against them. Help me not to judge my students too harshly, to be fair to all, to be a good role model, but most of all Lord help me to show your love to all of my students. Amen.
Father in Heaven, I thank You that You have called upon me to take part in the instruction of young people. See that I am fit to do this honored work before me. Grant me a clear understanding of Your word. Teach me, that I may teach others. Help me to realize the solemnity of instructing immortal souls, and give me aptness to teach. Enable me to set before my students a pious example.
Make Your word quick and powerful in the hearts of all. Bless, I pray You, each of the students committed to my care. Grant that they may receive with all readiness of mind the lessons of Your word, that they may be brought to the full knowledge of Your grace and to the true faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.
O Lord, bless also their parents. Help them to bring up their children under the care and admonition of the Lord. Sanctify them, that they may feel a pious concern for the salvation of their children. Grant Your blessing upon the instruction and admonition of both parents and teachers, that all these children may become full members of Your church, and heirs of Your salvation.
May these children be motivated to also say prayers for teachers as well. Bless, O Lord, the superintendent and the pastor. May our school and church prosper to the praise of Your holy name, and to the salvation of all the members, for Jesus' sake, amen.
Dear Father in Heaven, I pray for Your blessing. I thank You for this Sunday school, where I may learn more about You. I thank You that You have called upon me into Your covenant by baptism. Help me to remember my Creator in the days of my youth, that I may not depart from Your ways.
Bless our school, officers, teachers and students alike. Help us to learn Your truth with joy. Open our hearts that we may receive Your word. Help us to love and obey Your truth.
O Lord, bless my teacher and give him or her much joy in teaching us. Bless my parents, and help me to obey them in Your name. Please forgive all my sins, and help me to be Your obedient, faithful child, for Jesus' sake.
Almighty God, Heavenly Father, whose mercies are new unto us every morning, and Thy faithfulness every night, grant us. we pray Thee, Thy Holy Spirit, that we may heartily acknowledge Thy merciful goodness toward us, give thanks for all Thy benefits, and serve Thee in willing obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Merciful God, we pray on behalf of these children and youths, that they may be more and more renewed by Thy Holy Spirit. Grant that they may receive with all readiness of mind the lessons of Thy word, that they may be brought to full knowledge of Thy grace and to the true faith in Jesus Christ. Cause all sinful affections to die in them, and all things belonging to the Spirit to live and grow in them. Give them strength to gain the victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. Defend them against temptation and every pitfall. Let Thy fatherly hand supply their wants for this life, and let Thy Holy Spirit guide them in the way of Thy commandments. Make them living members of Thy Holy Church, and heirs through hope of Thine everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Almighty and gracious God, we ask Thy blessing upon all Thy servants to whom Thou hast committed the work of teaching the young; guide them, O Good Shepherd of the sheep, that they may be able to guide the lambs of Thy flock in the way of life; and give them Thy continued grace, that they may persevere in the good work which they have undertaken; reward them abundantly through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen!
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