living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for teachers


On this page are four short prayers for teachers. The first prayer is suitable for a teacher to pray early in the morning or at the beginning of the school day, and is a daily prayer of dedication to God. The second petition is suitable for an older child to read at a teachers service, and is a prayer of thanksgiving and blessing on all the teachers who work at the school. The third prayer is suitable for a farewell service for a teacher who is leaving or retiring, and the final one is a short opening prayer for a teachers staff meeting, and invites God's inspiration and wisdom to be part of the faculty.

Also further down on this page are three quotes from the bible about the gift of teaching.

"I give you all that I am, all my training and my knowledge"

Prayer for teachers day

(a prayer for the beginning of a new school day)


May I arise with hope for this new day. Please come and enlarge my heart with your love. May I feel inspired and alive today as I teach. With your spirit flowing through me, give me the wisdom I need to discipline and release these young lives. I give you all that I am, all my training and my knowledge. Without your love flowing through me all I do is nothing.

Lord, come be the wind in my sail today! May I inspire each child to learn and feel excited about their lives!


Prayer for teachers service

(a prayer suitable for a student to say)


Thank you for our dedicated teachers.
For their inspiration in our lives,
For their knowledge and skills,
For their commitment to our education.
Please bless their work.
Lead them as they mentor and train us,
Come equip them as they sow seeds of understanding in our lives.
May all our teachers lives be enriched.
Bring strength were there is weariness.
Bring rest where there is tiredness.
May they excel in their own abilities,
And see the potential in each child here.

Please help all of us to respect each other,
Understand one another
And never fail to offer kindness and care.

In the name of Jesus we pray.


Farewell Prayer for Teacher

Lord God,

Thank you for the extraordinary love, commitment and creativity this wonderful teacher has given this school.
Thank you for the way he/she has served us and given out so much to the children we care for.

We pray that he/she would go on to find new treasures each day, and that the blessing of Christ would be upon all that he/she does, forevermore.


quotes on teaching from the bible

"Always set a good example for others. Be sincere and serious when you teach."

(Titus 2:7, CEV)

"So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us. If our gift is to speak God's message, we should do it according to the faith that we have; if it is to serve, we should serve; if it is to teach, we should teach;"

(Romans 12:6-7, GNT)

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."

(2 Timothy 2:15, NIV)

Prayer for teachers meeting

Dear Lord,

You have entrusted us with so many precious lives. Thank you for all the young minds and hearts that long to learn, respond to fun and learn to share.
Please guide our meeting and the decisions we make. Help us to be aware of your love weaving its way through every part of our school life.
Come lead us we pray. May your wisdom and inspiration be our guide as we meet together.