I agree that prayer is the primary method of communication from man to God, and I believe that
during times of prayer God can, and does, communicate with the one praying.
I agree that the Holy Bible (made up of the Old and New Testaments) is the primary means by which
God communicates with man and is the standard we should look to test our actions or plans.
I agree that Teachers Who Pray is a non-denominational Christian organization whose foundational
belief is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for the sins of man, rose from the dead on the third
day, and now offers eternal life to anyone who submits their life to Him.
I agree to pray to God only in the name of the Jesus Christ during Teachers Who Pray meetings. I profess that Jesus Christ is both my Lord and my Savior.
I agree that participation in Teachers Who Pray activities, including prayer times, are open to all
faculty/staff regardless of their religious beliefs or denominational affiliations. I understand that the Christian faith is meant to be shared with others.
I agree to keep all personal prayer requests and discussions shared during the Teachers Who Pray
group meetings confidential. We are building trusting, supportive relationships that will encourage
spiritual growth, boost school morale, and change the lives of teachers, staff, students and communities.
I agree to not use the Teachers Who Pray meetings for gossip, slander, or any other negative speech through my words or the words of others.
I agree to reserve our allotted time to praying, drawing nearer to God and seeking His will and wisdom in the spirit of unity.
I agree to never hold a Teachers Who Pray prayer meeting in the presence of students if I work in
a public school. I understand that teacher-to-teacher prayer in school is absolutely legal. However, I
know that the U.S. Supreme Court has determined it illegal for a teacher to pray with students or in the
presence of students while working in a public school. Doing so could result in disciplinary action against
me, including my being dismissed from my position at school. I will pray with teachers before or after
school, or on my duty-free lunch break, in a space that is free of students.
I agree to personally invite teachers and staff who I think might be interested to participate in a
Teachers Who Pray meeting at my school. I understand that Teachers Who Pray recommends holding
school prayer meetings at least once a week.
Verse of the Day
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! — Philippians 2:5-8
She quickly realized that spiritual deprivation was wreaking havoc in schools. She began praying with teachers in her building and they experienced a major boost in morale by answered prayer. She founded TEACHERS WHO PRAY as a means of resisting gangs, violence, drug abuse, and other social ills that hinder student success. She also wanted TWP to help teachers gain the spiritual strength and wisdom needed to maximize their impact in their schools.
“I have seen prayer’s ability to transform communities. If we pray, we will see a reduction in violence, and we will see families and communities restored.”
—Debra C., Social Worker, Chicago, IL
"I've visited a couple of students in prison when they've made big mistakes. Others have had nervous breakdowns or been shot or beat up. The needs are absolutely overwhelming. I pray for them daily."
—Michael L., High School Math & Physics Teacher, Lawrence, MA
"Teachers must be suited up on many different levels--spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and definitely spiritually. We should connect with one another to fight this good fight. Prayer can be the glue to maintain such a suit of armor."
—Jami R., School Librarian, Chicago, IL
Too many teachers are emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted. Prayer for teachers, as well as students, will make a huge difference in the whole school.
—Alicia L., Former Kindergarten Teacher, Peoria, IL