Haleigh and I spoke to a number of teachers this morning about what they want us to be praying about as they start the new school year. Listen to our conversation with an excited, first-year teacher, and read the prayer we prayed over our teachers, below…
Grant our teachers an abundance of Your wisdom. Prepare their hearts to welcome and love our loved ones, and may we make sure to show them love and respect in return. Give them grace as they help students who aren’t thriving, courage to say what needs to be said, tools and knowledge on how and when to speak love, and strength when they feel weak.
When they feel unseen, remind them that no moment goes unnoticed. They are shaping the future in a million small – yet incredibly important – ways every day. We pray for the blessing of Proverbs 11:25 over them; “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Lord, pour into them, as they pour out their lives into our children.
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning they share with our children. Bless them, Lord, and may they see even just a glimpse of how their faithfulness will forever impact generations to come.