SCHOOL IS IN SESSION - PRAY!
Andrew Murray, in his Helps to Intercession, FIFTEENTH DAY, says,
WHAT TO PRAY - For Schools and Colleges
"And as for me, this is my covenant with them, says the LORD: my spirit which is upon you, and my words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your children, or out of the mouth of your children's children, says the LORD, from this time forth and for evermore." Isaiah 59:21 The future of the Church and the world depends, to an extent we little conceive, on the education of the day. The Church may be seeking to evangelize the non Christian, and be giving up its own children to secular and materialistic influences. Pray for schools and colleges, and that the Church may realize and fulfil its momentous duty of caring for its children. Pray for godly teachers.
HOW TO PRAY - Not Limiting God
"They limited the Holy One of Israel." Psalm 78:14 KJV "...he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief." Mt. 13:58 "Is anything too hard for the LORD?" Genesis 18:14 "'Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you,....'...'Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?'" Jeremiah 32:17, 27 Beware, in your prayer, above everything, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things, above all that we ask or think. Each time you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, of how He delights to hear Christ, of your place in Christ, and expect great things.
Prayers for My Teacher(s):
*For their protection:
-That God would protect our teachers from danger such as accidents and illness (Philippians 4:6)
-That the Lord would be their stronghold in the day of trouble (Nahum1:7)
-That the Lord would keep them from the evil one. (John 17:15)
-That God would give his angels charge over them to keep them in all His ways (Psalm 91:10,11)
*For their relationships at school:
-That our teachers would be gracious, full of compassion, and slow to anger, having great mercy. (Psalm 145:8)
-That they would learn that a soft word turns away wrath. (Proverbs 15:1)
-That they would be content with such things as they have knowing God will never leave them or forsake them. (Hebrews 13:5)
-That they would not be envious but respect one another. (Proverbs 14:30)
*For their relationship with God:
-That our teachers would come to know and believe that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and that no one comes to the Father but thru Him. (John 14:6)
-May our teachers walk by faith and not by sight. (2Corinthians 5:7)
-That our teachers would ask God for wisdom which He has promised to give us liberally. (James 1:5)
-That their lives would shine out light into a dark world (2Cor. 4:6)
-That they would come to hate sin. (Psalm 97:10)
-That they would allow God to accomplish His purpose in their lives. (Philippians 2:13)
*For their teaching:
-That they would come to love and enjoy their students.
-That they would be excited about teaching.
-That they would be just or fair in their grading and testing of students.
-That they might be sensitive about how much homework to give.
Prayers for My Principal and other staff members:
-That the Principal would set a standard based on high morals and godly principles.
-That all the staff would seek God and His purposes for their lives.
-That God would give them wisdom when making decisions for the school .
-That the staff would treat students with respect and truly care about their well-being.
-That God would give the school a spirit of unity and cooperation.
-That Parents would be willing to work with the School to make it a great place to learn.
-For the Principal to have good communication skills and to be able to work well with others.
-For their physical safety and good health.
"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. Psalm 145:18s
TIPPS (Teachers In Public and Private Schools) - "The Mission of TIPPS is to serve the educational community by encouraging, equipping, and empowering educators and parents to live out their faith in public/private schools."
Graduation and Prayer - Legality of Prayer at Graduation
See You at the Pole
Is SYATP legal?
ACLJ - Current issues regarding students' rights
Prayer Protected - Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
"Scriptures in Schools" Project, now "Bring Your Bibles"
"Bible in Schools" " (National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools) "A program is underway to serve the public through educational efforts concerning a First Amendment right and religious freedom issue. This is to bring a state certified Bible course (elective) into the public high schools nationwide." - Elizabeth Ridenour, President NCBCPS
Updates - Lift Up Ministries
Poem - A Teacher's Prayer
Prayers for Teachers - CEAI Devotional Prayer
FACE - Fellowship and Encouragement for Educators
Helps to Intercession - Andrew Murray's 31 day plan