Day 17 - Teachers
WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR EDUCATION?
James 3:17-18: “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”
Father, we pray for teachers throughout the NW. We ask that they would seek first the Kingdom of God. That the wisdom they hold would not be the wisdom of this world, but wisdom that comes from above. And that righteousness would rain down from heaven, causing salvation to spring up from the earth.
God, give teachers wisdom of heart, showing true care for each child they are teaching. Pray that teachers would build the kind of relationships with students that draw out gifting and talents, and cause young people to believe that they matter in the world.
God, give teachers wisdom in speech. That their words would be words that bring life, build others up and create an environment of emotional safety and peace. Pray that the very atmosphere would be changed in classrooms by the words that are spoken by teachers.
God, give teachers wisdom that brings discernment and understanding in difficult situations. Every day, in addition to teaching, educators help solve conflicts, encourage perseverance, and listen to stories of what is happening in kids’ lives outside of school. Pray for gentleness in teachers that brings hope and healing.
God, grant humility to teachers allowing them to always be teachable themselves and to learn from those around them. Pray for collaborative efforts in schools and for true community to be built among staff.
God, build integrity in teachers – that they would know who they are created to be, walking confidently and understanding that their position changes lives.
Renee Boucher Portland, OR.
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