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A Prayer For Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5, 2020

It’s safe to say that the current circumstances have given us all a deeper appreciation of teachers. They always make sacrifices, adjustments, and accommodations for their students. They are always patient, kind, and compassionate. But we’re seeing that now more than ever.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Tuesday, May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Day. And this year especially, we want the teachers in our community to feel valued. So, we’d like to share this Prayer For Teachers to pray this week and every week during this coronavirus crisis. Pray it on your own and send it to a teacher you love to let them know you’re praying for them!

Lord, today, we want to lift up our teachers. We appreciate them every day, but our current circumstances have deepened that appreciation even more. So this week, Teacher Appreciation Week, we pray that our teachers know how much we value them and their work.

Father, we thank you for every teacher and educator adjusting to their new normal. Encourage them to use their gifts and talents to find new ways to reach students during this time.

Protect their health, Father, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Fill them with the energy and inspiration they need to keep teaching effectively in this format. 

Help them to extend grace, not just to their students, but to themselves when they hit a bump in the road. Help them to be flexible and continue to adapt.

When they miss their school, coworkers, and students, bring them comfort and help them to know that they aren’t alone.

And father, fill them with a sense of hope as they remember that this is only temporary. Let the knowledge that they will be back in their classrooms teaching their students face-to-face again soon carry them through the rest of this season.

In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

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