Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Teacher's Prayer for the 1st Day of School

The 1st day of school is exhilarating, exciting and exhausting! As we begin a new school year, we pray. Prayers are being lifted up on campuses all over the country. Churches are prayerwalking outside the schools and teachers are prayerwalking inside the schools. We pray because we humble ourselves before the Only One Who can make a difference. This is a prayer for all those who are beginning the new school year.
Dear Lord and King,

You are welcome in our schools because we need Your Lord. We need Your wisdom, kindness, mercy and grace each and every day. Please pour out Your tender mercies on each student as they return to us. Help us to gather them up as You would, with open arms, pure hearts and nurturing words. Oh Lord, guard our lips that we may speak only words of comfort and encouragement. Help us to have an eye for the needy, marginalized or outcast students. Give us hearts to love especially when we don't feel like loving. Give us ears to hear what You are trying to show us. Let us be Your eyes on our campuses to see ways to help all the students in our school. Help us to be Your ears that we may hear the cry of the desperate and helpless. Show us how to use our hands in a way that we may be a blessing to our students. In all that we do, let it be to Your glory. Lord, we commit the 2018-1019 school year into Your perfect hands and rest in You. In Jesus's Name we pray. Amen.

Psalm 90:17May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.

Col. 3:23 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.

As always, I am prayerfully yours,

Note: To more fully understand the 16-9 Movement, please read the first blog entry by clicking here.

PS. Don’t forget to spread the word about the 1:16PM Prayer Movement and Around the Word in 180 Days:
      Go to  and for more information.
      Visit,  "like", and add comments the 1:16PM Facebook page and the Around the World in 180 days Facebook page.
      Sign up for text message prayer prompts from Remind  

May God bless you as you rest and prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.

Christian Educators Association International is the only professional association in the United States specifically for Christian educators in public schools.  CEAI protects our members first in prayer, next with excellent professional liability insurance and other benefits while helping them live out their high calling as a Christian in the public school. 

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