Monday, August 19th – Wisdom
On a daily basis, teachers must focus on the individual needs of dozens of children, communicate with their parents, work with colleagues, write lesson plans – just to name a few. Pray for teachers to have wisdom in dealing with the wide variety of daily tasks with decisions often needing to be made instantaneously.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5
Tuesday, August 20th –Strong Work Ethic
Slacking on the job or going through the motions is an easy thing for a teacher to do. Many times a teacher can be there but not be there. Pray for full engagement on a daily basis with students.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23 – 24
Wednesday, August 21st – Safety
This past week, we practiced a drill for what to do if an intruder is ever in our school. What a sad day that teachers must have conversations with their students about what to do if a school shooting takes place. Pray for the Lord’s protection over our schools.
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8
Thursday, August 22nd – Creativity
Our God is amazingly creative which is evidenced in his creation. From the beautiful flowers to the strangest sea creatures, his creativity can be seen everywhere. Pray that teachers would manifest the same creativity in planning and executing lessons so that learning becomes not only enjoyable but fun for students.
“For behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!” Amos 4:13
Friday, August 22nd – Understanding
I love this verse because it reveals a secret to understanding: it takes hard work. Pray that teachers will take time to get to know students in order to understand them.
“The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” Proverbs 20:5