As a teacher in a Christian school, you pray for your class not because you are in a “Christian school”, but because you know that they will need God’s grace and strength in everything they do as a student, from studying their classwork to their growth as an individual. As a teacher in a school, whether it is a Christian school or not, your job has a significant impact on the future of society, because you play a big part in raising the next generation. Yes, raising the next generation of young people to be godly is the primary role of parents, and they do have a much bigger influence. However, as a teacher, you also influence your students, especially those students who are not in a Christian family. In other words, the values and the things you teach your students are the values and the teachings that society will uphold in the future. That is how important your job is!
Here is an example of a Christian School Teachers’s prayer for your class as you teach and raise the next generation:
Heavenly Father, I pray that You would use me as your instrument in the education sector as a teacher. Help me raise the next generation to become people who have godly values and, most of all, people who know You. Give me the grace to be the kind of teacher who will teach them godly values and ensure that my students will know Jesus and become adults who will walk in His ways. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
What is a good prayer for school?
There are so many things happening in a school, which means there are many things for which you can pray. You can pray for any upcoming events. For example, suppose there is a performance where your class will be featured. In that case, you can pray for them to have a productive practice and perform well. Here is how you can pray for their performance in a school event:
Heavenly Father, I pray for my class that they will be able to practice productively and work on the things they need to work on. Give them the grace as they perform that they may perform excellently during the upcoming event. In whatever they do, I pray that they shall aim to glorify You with it. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
A Bible verse that you can pray for this is from 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Colossians 3:23, where it is written:
1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
When they perform for an event, you want them to practice and perform not for the school or audience, but ultimately for God and His glory. These are also the same Bible verses that you can use for school competitions, which is another thing you can pray for. There are times when sports competitions between classes or other schools are being held, and some of your students will be participating. For example, intramurals in a school or among a particular county. Here is how you can pray for the participants of your school or class:
Heavenly Father, I pray for the participants of my school in the upcoming [sport] event/tournament/meet. I pray that they will be able to practice well and be well prepared for the upcoming competitions. I also pray that no one will be injured during the competition. Give them the grace to compete excellently and, most of all, compete with integrity and sportsmanship. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
What are the best ways to pray for students?
Surely, the heart of “school” is teaching students. One of the things you can pray for is success in their studies. You can pray that they shall always pursue excellence in it and never take it for granted, especially if it will affect how they will perform in their future endeavors. Most of all, you can pray that they shall study out of being faithful to where God has placed them. This is similar to working in the garden (Genesis 2:15). You can still pray the same Bible verses here from 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Colossians 3:23. Here is how you can pray for your classes and their studies:
Holy Spirit, I pray that the students in my class take their studies seriously and that they shall not settle for mediocrity or what is merely good enough. But instead, they shall pursue excellence and mastery of the subjects. I pray, Father, that they will not see studying just as a requirement, but as a form of worship towards You in which they should be faithful. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Whether they are still in primary, secondary, or tertiary education, the future career they will have is surely one of the things that occupy their minds. That means that you can pray for them in this aspect to have wisdom and discernment as they look forward and decide for their future. You can pray these Bible verses from James 1:5, Proverbs 17:24, Proverbs 13:16, and Ephesians 5:15-17:
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Here is how you can pray for them as they pray and decide about their own futures:
Heavenly Father, I pray that You give them wisdom and discernment as they pray and decide their future career or endeavors. I pray that they will not just choose what is good, but discern what is right in Your eyes, what glorifies You the most, what enables them to be the salt and light to the world, and what will make them grow all the more in holiness. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Another important thing that you can pray for is the salvation of your students. There certainly may be some students who are genuine Christians, but there could also be students who are not Christians, despite being part of a Christian family. In other words, praying for their salvation is the most important thing you can do. They won’t understand the godly values that you are teaching them or why they have to study for God’s glory and be faithful in it if they are not in Christ in the first place. Here is one of the prayers you can pray for them to get to know Jesus:
Holy Spirit, I pray for my students who are not yet in the light of Christ that they will get to encounter Jesus in their lives. Give me the boldness to preach and teach the Gospel to them. If not me, I pray that other people will preach and teach them the Gospel. I pray that You will open their hearts, Holy Spirit, and that their hearts will become tender as they hear the Gospel, so that they may repent and believe it. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
As a teacher, here are some verses from 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:16, and Matthew 28:19 that you can meditate on:
2 Timothy 2:1-2
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
That is why your job as a teacher can significantly impact society because you, as a teacher, can properly preach and teach them the Gospel. You teach the Gospel not because it is part of the curriculum, but because you want to witness Christ for those young ones. You want them to be in a relationship with Jesus from a young age. Even a young student can become someone who is zealous for Christ.