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Prayer Category: Education

A Prayer for Educators

A Prayer for Educators

 

Scripture Reading

Psalm 111, Daniel 1

Reflections of the Heart:

Who was your favorite teacher?  Most people rarely forget the teachers who had profound impacts on their lives, whether positive or negative.  Teachers touch the lives of more children than most professions.  The right attitude, teaching style and determination can encourage a student to strive for excellence or settle for mediocrity.  Let us pray for those who are investing into our children.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Heavenly Father, we hallow Your Name today.  By Your awesome power, You made the earth and have established this world by Your infinite wisdom.  You are the Lord who stretched out the heavens by Your understanding.  We give You praise and glory.  We thank You for Your loving-kindness and tender mercies.  We thank You, Father, for our educators, students and administrators in the Houston Metropolitan Area.  Thank You for blessing and protecting them on and off school campuses.  Thank You for blessing them with intellect and reason.  Lord, we are grateful and we bless Your wonderful Name. You are our light, salvation and the rock of safety.

We command the kingdom of God to come, and the Heavenly Father’s will to be done in the lives of all educators.  Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding.  Wisdom proceeds are better than profit from silver and gain from fine gold. Since wisdom is the principle thing, we declare that our educators will seek wisdom.  We declare that the wisdom of God will enter and rule their hearts.  We confess that they will bind love, truth, and faithfulness around their necks and write them on the tablets of their hearts.  As the people of God, we declare that our educators will give wise counsel and instruction, which are the fountains of life.  We trust that You will cover them.  Father, we believe that You will bless our educators and surround them with favor like a shield.

 

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what you can do to help an educator:

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Holy Spirit, bless our educators for their service.  Help them to remain committed to their educational “calling.”  Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they instruct. Father, increase their creativity and innovation to teach our students according to their needs, levels of intelligence, and learning capabilities.   Cause peace to be still in any “storms” that may be raging within the education community.  Please touch the hearts of administrators to be fair and conscientious to the needs of teachers, students and parents.  We ask You to touch the hearts of our local, state and federal legislators to increase funding and resources that are badly needed in our independent school systems and institutions of higher learning.  Holy Spirit, increase the capacity of our students to learn, comprehend and excel in all areas of education including reading, mathematics, sciences, and the arts.  Holy Spirit, like Jesus, help each student to grow in wisdom and stature.  Cause Your joy to be their strength.  We pray for the relationships of our educators and students.  Show our students how to honor and respect their teachers and administrators.  Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of our students to purpose in their hearts not to defile themselves with the ways of the world through sex, lying, stealing, gang violence, drug use and other hurtful things.  Help them to make the right choices.

Father, forgive the sins of our educators. Forgive those who do not consult with You about their students, curricula or teaching methods.  Forgive those educators who show favoritism.  Forgive those educators who work for a paycheck instead of the welfare of our children.  Forgive us, as a nation, for being negligent in teaching students to first revere You, which is the beginning of wisdom. Forgive our nation for the inequities in our educators’ salaries and compensation.  Forgive us, as a nation, for devaluing the worth of education.  Have mercy upon us, Father, and help us to redirect our misplaced priorities.  Holy Spirit, remind our educators to forgive others; and help them to forgive.

Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Lord, You are great in Zion and high above all the people.  We praise Your great and awesome name.  Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty.  Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations.  Who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your Name?  You alone are holy.  All the nations will come and worship before You; for Your righteous deeds have been revealed.   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT):  Matthew 6:9, Jeremiah 51:15, Psalm 27:1, Matthew 6:10, Proverbs 3:13-14, Proverbs 4:7, Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 3:3-4, Proverbs 13:14, Psalm 5:12, Mark 4:35-39, Luke 2:52, Nehemiah 8:10, Proverbs 1:7, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 99:2-3, Revelation 15:3-4

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Back to School Prayer for Students

A Back to School Prayer for Students

 

Scripture Reading

Psalm 111, Daniel 1

Reflections of the Heart:

A new school year brings with it new opportunities to grow, learn and develop new relationships.  We expect great and wonderful things this school year for the students and educators of our public and private schools.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

We exalt You, our God and King and praise Your Name forever and ever.  We will praise You every day and forever.  Lord You are great and most worthy of praise; no one can measure Your greatness.  Each generation will tell its children of Your mighty acts and proclaim Your power.  Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains and Your justice like the ocean depths.  As a Church Family, we come clapping our hands and shouting to You with joyful praise.  You are the Lord Most High and You are awesome!  You are the great King of all the earth.  Father, we praise and thank You for our students and teachers.  Thank You for each school and school district.  Thank You for surrounding each student with favor like a shield.

Father, we confess that like Jesus, our students will grow in wisdom, stature and favor with You and all people.  We declare that they will focus on their studies during the school term and not grow distracted or complacent. We proclaim that each student will work willingly in their classes as though they were working for You.  Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them; nor will any plague come near their homes, for You will order Your angels to protect them wherever they go.  We proclaim that the wisdom of God will enter and rule in their hearts.  We confess that they will respect and heed to the instruction of their parents, teachers and school administrators.  We declare that the wise instruction of the teachers will be like a life-giving fountain to each student.  We confess that each parent will direct their children onto the right path, and when they are older they will not leave it.  We proclaim that our students will have good success because they will meditate daily and obey Your Word.  We declare that our students will give their bodies to God because of all He has done for them.  We say that they will be living and holy sacrifices—the kind God will find acceptable.  We confess that they will not defile themselves with the ways of the world through sex, lies, stealing, gang violence, the use of drugs and other worldly things.  We proclaim that our students will let God transform them into new people by changing the way they think.

Holy Spirit, I will pray for the following students in my family and community:

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Holy Spirit, give each student an excellent spirit, like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego.  Bless our teachers for their service to the Houston community.  Help them to remain committed to their educational “calling.”  Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they teach. Grant each teacher wisdom, creativity, and grace to teach each child according to their needs, level of intelligence, and learning capabilities.  Increase the wisdom and understanding of each parent on how to partner with the schools to achieve success in their student’s education.  Bless the homes of each student to be a place of love, peace and support.  We ask You to increase the capacity of the students to learn, comprehend and excel in all areas of their education including: reading, mathematics, sciences, arts, and all required testing.   During their extracurricular activities please protect them from injury.  We pray for godly friends and relationships for our students.  Lord, cause Your joy to be their strength.

Father, forgive us for being negligent in teaching our students to first reverence You which is the foundation of true knowledge.  Forgive us for sacrificing our students to excessive television, video games, music and to the ways and customs of the world.  Forgive us for devaluing the worth of teachers and education.  Lord, remind us of those we need to forgive; and help us to be quick to forgive.

Lead our students not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 145:1-4, Psalm36:5-6, Psalm 47:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Luke 2:52, Colossians 3:23, Psalm 91:10-11, Proverbs 3:14, Proverbs 22:6, Joshua 1:8, Romans 12:1-2, Daniel 1:17, Nehemiah 8:10, Proverbs 1:7, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer Regarding Education and Literacy

A Prayer Regarding Education and Literacy

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 47, Deuteronomy 4:5-10

Reflections of the Heart:

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Scriptural Prayer:

All-Wise Father, thank You for the ability to learn and to grow. Thank You for our schools, colleges, universities, and trade schools where we can hone our skills and become better prepared to make a significant contribution to our world. You have anointed writers who have produced great literary works for us to study and enjoy from generation to generation. Thank You for Your Word which is a lamp to our feet, lighting the path of truth for us. Our lives are in Your hands, and You keep our feet from stumbling. We are grateful for the teachers, mentors, and leaders You have assigned to us throughout our lives who have shared their wisdom and knowledge with us. Those who love You cannot help but love learning, for to know You is to thirst for wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

Righteous Father, we, the members of Windsor Village UMC, commit ourselves to the support, endorsement, and expansion of education throughout our community. We declare that Your highest blessing is upon the Imani School, Neighborhood Centers Head Start Program, Jean Hines-Caldwell Elementary School, Victory Prep Academy, and The Prayer Institute. We confess that we will not neglect to show loyalty and kindness in all of our collaborations and dealings. We proclaim that we have earned a good reputation through obedience, as well as favor with You and with people. We decree that we are empowered to close the literacy gap between those who are advantaged and those who are disadvantaged. We will share our means, time, and talents to ensure that our children are well-equipped with all that they need to secure a solid and progressive education. We declare that You will generously provide all that they need to grow in excellence and to be able to exert their skills and talents in the marketplace in such a way that it brings You the glory. We proclaim that through our committed efforts to improve the accessibility of a quality education for everyone, we are operating as salt and light within our city. We bring hope through divine opportunity!

Choose a school or other learning institution in your community and commit to pray for the staff and students for one week:

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Holy Spirit, let the wisdom of God come alive among the members of our various school boards: Houston ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Conroe ISD, Pearland ISD, Pasadena ISD, and others within the Greater Houston Area. Please draw unbelieving parents, educators, administrators, board members, and students to the Father through the witness of the believers You have planted in our schools. Awaken the awareness and compassion of our community leaders and legislators to the disparities within our current education system. Convict the hearts of those who are not performing their duties in integrity and fairness. Help them to become more diligent and focused on their obligation to protect the rights of all children to have access to the best academic experience possible. Remind us as parents that the foundation of all education begins at home. Help us to not only teach our children the Word of God, but to also take time to expose them to daily learning opportunities that will improve their understanding. Strengthen us to model good self-discipline before them and to teach them the value of literacy and education.

Loving Father, forgive those who love ignorance more than knowledge. Forgive those of us for wasting precious opportunities to learn. Forgive us, as parents, for not being as involved in our children’s academic lives as we should be. Forgive our legislators and community leaders for misappropriating and wasting vital funds to improve our education system. Forgive those of us for being too lazy to read and expand our minds. Forgive those of us for not nurturing the learning process in our young children and impeding their growth and success through our selfish distractions. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Exalted Father, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Worthy Father, all heaven will praise Your great wonders. A myriad of angels will praise You for Your faithfulness. For who in all of heaven can compare with You? What mightiest angel is anything like You? The highest angelic powers stand in awe of You. You are far more awesome than all who surround Your throne. O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as You? You are entirely faithful. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 119:105, Psalm 66:9, John 14:26, Proverbs 3:3-4, II Corinthians 9:8, I Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 5:13, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 89:5-8

Today I will trust God to:

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