Pray for Encouragement:
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
We pray for fresh hope today. Please fill these teachers with the love and light that only you can bring; and allow those gifts to flow freely through their lives in their classrooms and schools. Give your wisdom to embrace encouragement along the way and to give it away to others. Instill in us all, teachers and parents, a heart of learning this year, because we’re never too old to learn new things. Bring the freshness of your perspective to see life through the eyes of a child. Fill every educator with the constant reminder that they are deeply loved and valued by you. Help them to love and treasure every child, even the most difficult ones, by the power of your Spirit. Thank you that lives are being changed day by day, and you constantly fill us with your mercy and grace every morning.
In Jesus’ Name,
Pray for Favor and Blessing:
“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up his countenance on you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
We pray for your blessing and favor today over our teachers, our kids, and our schools. Please allow your face to shine on them today, be gracious to them Lord. Fill them with your Spirit and light; and give them peace in every circumstance. We know that every gift and blessing come straight from your hand. We will not take it for granted. Remind us today of your great love and care over all those we love. We thank you Lord that you work powerfully on our behalf, and we commit our ways to you. May each purpose and plan you have for our teachers, succeed, flourish, and prosper in every way.
In Jesus’ Name,
Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's Facebook page, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also on Twitter and at her blog www.debbiemcdaniel.com.
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