A Year-End Prayer for Educators and Students
Isaiah 12, Luke 11:9-13
Heavenly Father, Your majestic Name fills the earth! The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship. Day after day they continually speak; night after night they make Your presence known. Father, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls. Your decrees are trustworthy, making the simple wise. Your commandments are right, bringing joy to the heart. Your commands are clear, giving insight for living. Revering You is pure, lasting forever. Your laws are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the honeycomb. We thank You, Father, for our educators and students. Thank You for blessing them to have a successful school year. Thank You for watching over them and protecting them as they prepare for their summer break. Lord, we are grateful and we bless Your wonderful Name.
Father, we declare Your Word over our educators and students as they approach the end of another school year. As the people of God, we are expecting that You will work effectually in them, creating within them the power and desire to complete their courses. We declare that our students hunger and thirst after righteousness, so they will be filled. We say that in all of their getting, they get an understanding. We confess that favor will surround our teachers and students like a shield and that they will have good relationships with their peers and colleagues. We proclaim favor with college admissions boards, scholarship committees, internship opportunities and summer employment for our students. Lord, we confess that all of our teachers’ and students’ needs are met according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Like Jesus, we declare that our students are increasing in wisdom and stature and that they have favor with You and others. We confess that each student will stay focused as the school year ends. Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them, nor will any plague come near their dwelling, for You have given Your angels charge over them to protect them in all their ways.
Holy Spirit, show me how I can specifically pray for our educational system so that God will be glorified and more students will graduate:
Father, we ask You place a hedge of protection around our educators and students on each school campus. Please touch them and cause their hearts to fear You and hate evil, pride, arrogance, and the perverse mouth. Holy Spirit, please lead and guide them. Let the mind of Christ be established in them. Holy Spirit, please give our educators wisdom, strength, and guidance as they organize plans and curriculums for the next school semester. Father, bless our educators and students during their times of travel, leisure and play. During the summer, please keep our students from idol minds, unwise decisions, ungodly peer pressure, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and untimely death. Holy Spirit, please refresh and renew the hearts and minds of each teacher during this summer. Father, we ask You to please encircle, instruct, and keep our educators and students as the apple of Your eye.
Father, forgive those who have not been diligent. Forgive them for getting involved with people and activities that did not represent Your goodness. Please forgive them for all acts of sinfulness including idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, homosexuality, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness and revelries. Lord, remind them of those they need to forgive; and help them to forgive.
Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. Your dominion endures throughout all generations. Lord, You reign and You are clothed with majesty; You have girded Yourself with strength. The world is established so that it cannot be moved. Your throne is established from of old. You are from everlasting to everlasting. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 19:1-2,7-10, Matthew 5:6, Proverbs 4:7, Psalm 5:12, Philippians 4:19, Luke 2:52, Psalm 91:10-11, Job 1:9, Philippians 2:5, Psalm 17:8, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 145:13, Psalm 93:1-2
Today, I will trust God to: