Prayers for Teachers

The school year is a challenging time for teachers. They are responsible for educating our children and helping them grow into successful adults. It is essential to show our teachers gratitude and appreciation for all that they do. One way to do this is by sending prayers for teachers. This collection of blessings and well wishes will show your teacher how much you care. May God bless them abundantly during the school year!

Teachers have a long-term impact on history. Most likely, you remember a certain instructor who encouraged you to pursue your dreams or helped you perfect a particular skill. Perhaps your favorite instructor gently boosted you when you were having trouble with a concept and then went crazy for you once it sank in.

Teachers are a wonderful light, a friendly face, and a kind guide in many ways. Every day, they teach and shape the hearts and minds of our loved ones. The very least we can do is offer our support, respect, and prayers for them to continue to be strong in the Lord.

Let’s take a moment to praise our children’s teachers, grandchild’s teacher, our algebra-teaching sister, or the neighbor next door who coaches the high school soccer team as we rejoice in Teacher Appreciation Week. Will you join me in prayer?

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A Prayer for Teachers

God, please grant our teachers the gift of Your knowledge. Prepare their hearts to receive and love our loved ones, and help us to ensure that they are treated with respect and affection. Give them courage when speaking up for youngsters who aren’t doing well; give them tools and information on how and when to speak love, and provide them strength when they are weary. Remind students that no time is wasted while they are unseen. Every day, they are molding the future in one million little yet critical ways. We are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to learn from them. God, please bless them and allow them to have even a momentary understanding of how their diligence will affect future generations. Amen.

A Teacher’s Prayer

Help me to become a great teacher, to keep the peace in the classroom, and among my pupils and myself. Help me to be patient with my students, maintain balance between mercy and punishment for each student in the proper proportion, to reward genuine praise as much as possible, and offer constructive criticism in such a way that it is digestible for my pupils. Help me to be conscientious enough to keep my lessons interesting, recognize what motivates each of my pupils, and not hold my students’ shortcomings against them. Help me avoid being too harsh with my kids; help me be fair to all; help me be a good role model, but most of all, God please assist me in showing affection to every one of them. Amen.

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Bible Verses for Teachers

Hold on to 1 Corinthians 15:58 and James 1:5 if you’re a teacher.

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58 (CSB)

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him.

James 1:5 (CSB)

If you are a student, make it your aim never to lose sight of Proverbs 4:13.

Hold on to instruction; don’t let go. Guard it, for it is your life.

Proverbs 4:13 (CSB)

Bonus Prayers for Teachers

The following are some of our favorite prayers from Crosswalk contributors. It’s our hope that these will bless you and encourage you in your calling to educate.

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A Prayer for Teachers and Staff in the Midst of COVID

God, grant instructors the power and fortitude they need to carry the additional responsibility of instructing and caring for youngsters during COVID-19’s winter. May you inspire them with creativity as they try to figure out how to teach their students in new ways, with new schedules, and within new limits on how far they can go. As they seek methods to deal with all of their various new worries in order to do their jobs this school year, fill them with serenity.

A Prayer for Peace in Teaching

Lord, it’s hard for me to conceal my emotions, especially when they border on despair. I want to keep my students out of touch with my feelings. My feelings prevent me from functioning correctly in class and hinder their learning. But I don’t feel at my best with the kids even when I hide them. Even in this circumstance, I desire the tranquility you have promised – the tranquility that goes beyond human comprehension. Lord, please send me your peace now. If I still have trouble, conceal any blunders I make with your love. Let the power of your love flow through my love for my students. I will explain how difficult it is for me, and then if I handle it in the manner you would want me to, others will inquire about the serenity that abounds within me. Thank you for this time of suffering; let it nourish patience, perseverance, and ultimately peace in my life. Amen.

A Prayer for Weary Teachers

Jesus, I’m so weary sometimes and ready to give up. Please place individuals in my life to encourage me and direct me to you as I try to love others as you do. Allow me to see that my hard effort is not fruitless. Please assist me in accepting grace and compassion…to myself and others…as freely given by you. Thank you for all You have done and are doing; thank you for everything You will still do. In the Name of God, Amen.


This article is part of our larger Prayers topic, which is intended to inspire and encourage your prayer life when things are uncertain. Visit our most popular prayers in the event you’re wondering how to pray or what to pray about. Even if you don’t know what to say, God sees your heart.

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