"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and TEACHERS, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ..." (Eph. 4:11-12)
Loving Father in heaven,
Because all wisdom, knowledge and truth reside with you, grant our teachers a deep thirst for Your word. As You have guided men and women from the beginning, enable our teachers to guide the minds and hearts of our children according to Your will.
As our teachers look daily to the example of Jesus Christ for the right path to follow, may they by word and action show the same path to the precious souls they teach. Help them to manifest the love, patience and compassion of Jesus at all times. Remind them that they teach as much by their actions as with their words.
Instill within our teachers the firm belief that they are making a difference in this world. Grant them renewed passion and enthusiasm for sharing Your priceless word. Give them patience and endurance when the going gets hard and they are tempted to quit.
Open the minds and hearts of the students to pay attention as Your timeless truths are taught. Help their lives to be changed by Your words and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Help everyone in Your church to appreciate, support and encourage our teachers. Help us to realize that, without our teachers, the church would be in dire trouble.
Finally, let your love, grace and mercy always be with our teachers. May they one day occupy an elevated position in heaven as they adore You forever!
In Jesus name, amen.