19 Powerful Prayers for Teachers (with Free Printable)

Are you looking for powerful prayers for teachers to pray for the educators in your life? Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or school administrator, there are many ways we can show our love and appreciation for teachers. Prayer is certainly a great way to express our gratitude and thanks for the wonderful teachers in our lives. 

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Where are Teachers Mentioned in the Bible?

The Bible has much to say about teachers. God himself is our perfect Teacher, and through his Word he gives us wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 3:1, Psalm 86:11). While Jesus was on earth, he was referred to as “rabbi”, which means “teacher” (John 1:38). 

His disciples eagerly followed him daily, and he taught them powerful truths about God, the purpose for which he came, and about the Kingdom of God (Mark 4:25-27). Jesus also directly addressed the Pharisees and “teachers of the law” of that time, warning them to turn from their hypocrisy and sin (Matthew 23:12-21).

The apostle Paul was a dedicated teacher of the law who was called as a missionary to teach the Gospel to unbelievers (1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11). Paul also wrote about false teachers during that time, who deliberately led others astray by teaching false doctrines (2 Peter 2:1).

Teachers were very important in Scripture, were held in high regard, and were called to a much higher standard (James 3:1). This speaks to the tremendous influence and authority teachers had in the Bible, and in our modern society. Praying for teachers is not only a way we can show our appreciation for their hard work, but it is a way we can honor them and the pivotal role they play in the lives of our children, and in our communities.

19 Powerful Prayer for Teachers

Let’s spend time in prayer praying for the teachers in our lives today. Here are 19 prayers we can pray for teachers, and feel free to download a FREE printable prayer at the end of this post!

Praying for Peace in the Classroom

Lord, I thank you for the wonderful role teachers play in the lives of children and in our society. Grant them peace in their classrooms as they conduct their daily tasks, lessons, and assignments with your grace. I pray for unity in the classroom among students, and for peace and harmony to prevail each day. Amen.

A Prayer for Positive Relationships with Students

Lord, I pray for positive relationships between the teachers in our communities and the students they serve each day. I pray that there will be mutual love, respect, and honor for one another. May the children know and understand that their teachers care for them, and desire what is best for them. May the students and teachers work together for the growth and development of the students, and may they succeed and accomplish many great things in their lives. Amen.

Prayers for Teachers: A Prayer for Positive Relationships with Parents

Lord, I pray for positive relationships between teachers and parents. May they work together to help their children and students reach their fullest potential. May the students understand that their teachers and parents desire to help them grow in their individual gifts and skills. May there be unity, peace, and mutual understanding between teachers and parents to help their children succeed and thrive in their lives. Amen.

Prayers for Teachers: Praying for Strength

Lord, I pray for teachers everywhere, that they may receive strength and stamina to continue in the work that you have called them to. The role of a teacher is of great importance, and many work countless hours each year to provide the best learning experience for their students. It is a deeply rewarding occupation that also comes with challenges and hardships. Give teachers the strength to continue on, knowing that their work is not in vain. Amen.

A Prayer for the Start of the School Year

Lord, as a new school year begins, bless the teachers and students to start the year strong. Give teachers renewed energy and enthusiasm to teach with passion and purpose. I pray for smooth routines and procedures to be established within the school. May the new year bring new hope, excitement, and readiness to learn and grow. Amen.

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Prayers for Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week

Lord, I pray for teachers during teacher’s appreciation week. May they feel valued, honored, and greatly appreciated for all that they do each day. Remind them of their love for teaching, and how they enjoy helping their students discover and explore the world around them. As many schools will come to the close of another year, may the students and staff encourage each other to end the year strong. Amen.

Prayers for Teachers: For Safety and Protection

Lord, I pray for the safety of our teachers and students. Unfortunately, we are often reminded on the news that we live in a cruel and harsh world. Protect our teachers and students from harm and danger. While they are in class, may they teach freely without fear of outside threats or intruders. Provide each school with high levels of security that will ward off evil offenders. Surround your teachers and students with your hedge of protection, that they may teach with joy and peace of mind. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayers for Teachers For Wisdom and Direction

Lord, I pray for wisdom and direction for teachers. There is so much that they must accomplish at the end of each school year. Give them the wisdom to know how to best meet the needs of each of their students. May they be able to receive help from parents, support staff, and volunteers to help run their classrooms smoothly and effectively. Give them direction and guidance to accomplish the tasks they need to do each day. Amen.

Prayer for Teachers: A Prayer for Perseverance

Lord, I pray for perseverance for the teachers in my community. As the school year continues, give them the diligence to perform each day with excellence. Help them to give themselves grace for the days that don’t exactly go as planned. Help them to pick up where they left off, and continue to teach with joy, patience, and perseverance. Amen.

Prayer for Teachers: A Prayer For Rest

Lord, I pray for teachers to have the opportunity to rest at the end of the year, and throughout the year. Many times, teachers use their breaks to catch up on unfinished work, or prepare lessons for future class times. Give them a chance to unwind, regroup, and renew their hearts and minds. Allow them to take a break from teaching for a while and discover new hobbies and interests. When they come back, may they be refreshed and ready to jump back into the joy of teaching. Amen. 

Prayers for Teachers: Unity with Staff and the Administration

Lord, I pray for unity among the staff and administration of the schools in my community. May everyone work together with the common goal of serving their student body with excellence and diligence. I pray against quarrels and negative attitudes among the school community, and that conflicts and disagreements in school policy and practice may be handled with utmost respect and professionalism. May the unity among the staff spread within the entire school, cultivating a positive learning environment. Amen.

Prayers for Teachers: Christian Teachers in Public Schools

Lord, I pray for Christians teaching in public schools. May the light of your love be evident in their lives as they teach each day. Help them to conduct themselves in a way that brings honor to you, and may they conduct their classrooms with peace and harmony. Open up doors of opportunity for them to share the good news of the Gospel to those in their community. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayers for Teachers: Teachers in Private Schools

Lord, I pray for teachers teaching in private schools. Whether it is a Christian school or another type of private school, may they share the love of Christ wherever they go. Help them to be able to use their unique skills and talents to pour into the lives of their students in an impactful way. Amen.

Prayers for Sunday School Teachers

Lord, I pray for Sunday school teachers, and for others who teach in a church setting. Help them to diligently seek your face through your Word to gain knowledge and insight in order to teach to those who are in their classrooms. May their love for you be evident as they teach, and give them the opportunity to lead young hearts to a saving knowledge of your Son Jesus. Amen.

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Prayers for High School Teachers

Lord, I pray for high school teachers. Thank you for the expertise they have to effectively teach students about the world around them. Thank you for the opportunity they have to teach young adolescents about how to prepare for their next season of life. Give them guidance and wisdom to make a positive impact on the young people of our generation, who will soon become the next leaders of our society. Amen.

Prayers for Substitute Teachers

Lord, I pray for substitute teachers. Thank you for the important role they play in our school communities. Give them wisdom and knowledge to conduct the classrooms they are assigned to with grace and effectiveness. They are also valuable role models to our young people. Give them the strength they need each day to perform their tasks with excellence and integrity. Amen.

Prayers for Homeschool Teachers

Lord, I pray for those who are called to teach their children as homeschoolers. They play the pivotal role of both parent and teacher. Equip them with the resources and support they need to raise their children in your grace and truth. Help them to properly prepare their children to enter their communities with academic excellence and strong godly character. Give them the wisdom and guidance to perform their roles with encouragement, strength, and fortitude. Amen.

Prayers for University Professors

Lord, I pray for university and college professors in my community. Thank you for the powerful role they play in our society. May they use the gifts, skills, and training they have received to teach young adults the power of critical thinking and analysis of the world around them. Help them to teach their students to not only acquire knowledge, but how to apply that knowledge to their future careers with wisdom and prudence. Amen.

Prayers for Teachers: A Lasting Impact in the Community

Lord, I pray that teachers everywhere will make a lasting impact on our students, families, and communities. You have given us stewardship over your amazing world, and teachers have the wonderful opportunity to teach the next generation not only about the world we live in, but how to function in their world in ways that bless others. May the lasting impact of teachers greatly improve this world, for your honor and glory. Amen.

Free Prayers for Teachers Printable

Feel free to download this free printable with prayers for teachers that you can use to encourage the teachers in your community!

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In Conclusion

I hope that you are encouraged by these prayers for teachers, and may you be inspired to pray for the teachers in your community on a regular basis. Let the teachers in your life know how much you appreciate them today!

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