And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8, NKJV 

Our students are the reason we go to work each day. We truly want to see them excel in every part of their lives. And as educators, one of the most genuine ways we can care for our students is to pray for them! We can pray for their well-being, physical and mental health, home lives, and progress in academics. It will make a tremendous difference in their lives!

If you haven’t been in the habit of praying for your students, you can simply ask God for grace. He will fill your heart with so much love and desire to pray for your students!

Heavenly Father, thank you for all of my students. I lift them up to You. I apply Your powerful blood over their lives. I pray that they always seek You for direction. Please give them strong discernment. I bind the enemy’s plan for their lives. I decree and declare that they walk in the destiny You’ve designed for them. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

Copyright Niccori Thomas-Brown.

If you’ve enjoyed this devotion, Niccori shares more in her book, Doing All God Has Called You To Do: A Devotion For Novice Teachers.

Let’s be praying for our students, teachers! Don’t forget about Christian Educators’ Steps of Prayer movement. Every day in September, we want you to be intentional to pray as you walk around your school. At the end of the school day, report your steps/distance to the webpage linked above and let’s see how God transforms our “Steps of Prayer” into testimonies of His faithfulness!

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3 Responses

  1. I actually did this last night during our prayer time at church last night. I work when behavior students and have 7 periods of them. some days are harder then other but I love all of them. These kids come from so much and this is all some of them know. Grace, love, kindness, understanding, and care goes so far. they are rejecting me so far because this is new to them but my prayer is that it will get them and soon they will see I do care and want what best for them. I want to be the one with the bull horn shouting thier name at graduation as they cross the stage.

    1. God bless you, Cindy. Your genuine love for your students is evident! We will be praying for you and your students!

  2. Thank you for this encouraging devotional. For this school year, I have made a goal to pray for at least 1 student by name every morning.

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