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Prayer Focus: On Student Attendance, Holiday Travel, Family Aid, And Lawlessness

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“It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps. But if there’s no one to help, tough! Two in a bed warm each other. Alone, you shiver all night. By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend, you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 MSG

Join us for a soul-nourishing episode, where teachers unite in faith and supplication. Voices rise in praise of the Almighty, acknowledging His perfection, steadfast love, and unmatched power. We also bare our souls, seeking forgiveness for shortcomings and renewing our commitment to spiritual growth. With hearts overflowing with gratitude, we offer prayers of thanksgiving, recognizing God’s provision, protection, and transformative grace.

Finally, in a chorus of supplication, we lift up our students, families, and communities, beseeching divine intervention for guidance, safety, and spiritual awakening. This Week’s Prayer Supplication Focus Themes are student attendance before and after winter break, travel safety during holidays, provisions for families during holidays, and lawlessness in students.

Through scripture and collective prayer, this episode becomes a sanctuary of hope, strengthening the bonds of faith among educators across the nation.

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Prayer Focus: On Student Attendance, Holiday Travel, Family Aid, And Lawlessness

Welcome, teachers and educators, to the Teachers Who Pray Prayercast. We have educators from different parts of the country gathered together to seek God and to pray for you. Their prayers follow the ACTS Prayer Model, which is an acronym for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. This prayer model helps to focus our hearts on who God is and what he has done before we turn our hearts to asking him for his continued work.

You may want to try this model yourself to open up your conversation with God to help you feel more comfortable talking with God freely and also resting in silence with Him. As you read and pray along with our sisters, may the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Thank you for being here, Regina. We will get started with our first prayer of adoration.

Prayer Of Adoration

Prayer of adoration. As for you, God, your way is perfect. Your word is flawless. You shield all who take refuge in you, for who is God besides you, Lord. Who is the rock, except our God? We adore you, Lord. Lord, there is no God like you in heaven, above, or on earth below. You who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. You have kept your promise to your servant. With your mouth, you have promised, and with your hand, you have fulfilled it. As it is now, we adore you, Lord.

There is no one like you, Lord, and there is no God but you. As we have heard with our own ears, we adore you, Lord. Lord, the God of Israel. There is no God like you in heaven or on earth. You keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. We adore you, Lord. Lord, you rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hands, and no one can withstand you. If calamity comes upon us, we will stand in your presence. We’ll cry out to you in our distress. You’ll hear us and save us. We adore you, Lord.

Bless it be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all there are starry hosts. The earth and all that is on it. The seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. We adore you, Lord.

Lord God, you perform wonders that cannot be fathom and miracles that cannot be counted. We adore you, Lord. You, Lord, are a shield around us, our glory, and the one who lifts our heads high. We adore you, Lord. The Lord is our light and our salvation. Whom shall we fear? The Lord is the stronghold of our life, of whom we shall be afraid. For in the day of trouble, he will keep us safe in his dwelling. He will hide us in the shelter of his sacred tent and set us high upon a rock. We adore you, Lord. Amen.

He will keep us safe in His dwelling. He will hide us in the shelter of His sacred tent and set us high upon a rock. Click To Tweet

Prayer Of Confession

Confession. In this season of Advent, the first coming of the son of God to humanity is celebrated. Additionally, we are reminded to prepare our minds and hearts to look forward to Christ’s second coming. We come, Lord, to you to confess, acknowledge, and repent from our sins. Father, we come clean with you about our mistakes and need for your grace. We prepare our hearts to be cleansed by Christ’s sacrifices and transformed by the Holy Spirit.

We affirm our assignments as Christian teachers to be role models. Forgive us for treating kids differently if we know they have a history of behavior challenges. Forgive us for not believing in the ability of our students. Forgive us for spending numerous hours working and not spending one day out of seven for you, God. Forgive us for not praying about all situations and for not receiving your directions regarding our classrooms, students, and lessons. Forgive us for moving forward with the ins and outs of our teaching task and not seeking your will. Forgive us for gossiping or complaining instead of noting your plan and power moving in the problem.

We acknowledge our sin to you, Lord, and we do not cover up our wrongdoing because we admit our transgressions to you, God. You will forgive us and remove our guilt. The true and only way to peace is to confess our sins so that they may be forgiven. God, we pray that right now, in each of our hearts, you will show us the sins we need to confess.

At this time, please take one minute or 60 seconds to confess your personal sins to God. God, thank you for forgiving our sins, which allows us to claim your promises. Lord God, knowing that our sins are pardoned, we seek sanctification by the power of the Holy Ghost. We will not abuse the doctrine of free grace. As our iniquity is forgiven, we claim all manner of blessings and promises of God. Therefore, we affirm the prosperity and mercy of God because we have confessed and forsaken our sins. Amen.

Prayer Of Thanksgiving

Prayer of Thanksgiving. Hebrews 13:15, “Therefore, let us offer it through Jesus, a continual sacrifice of praise to God for cramming our allegiance to His name.” Father God, we thank you not for what you’ve done but for who you are. You are our Father. You are our way maker. You are a peace giver. Father God, even hearing about your peace as it passes all understanding is enough reason to thank you. We thank you for being everything that you are to us.

At this time, I invite others to take 30 seconds to place what God is to them. Father God, we thank you for keeping us. We thank you for bringing us through this year as we are on this teacher who prays the meaning of this year. We thank you for providing this space so that we could come together and be uplifted and uplift others.

Glory to God. We thank you for giving someone the vision and the drive to create this and Marilyn’s obedience to the calling that you placed on her life. She sought first you and your kingdom and the kingdom of heaven so that we could be in this spot to come together to praise you now as you have called for us to do.

We thank you, Father, for carrying us in your mighty right hand. We thank you for holding us and holding our hands even in the midst of everything going on within and around us. You are still good. You promise to work all things together for the good of those who love you and are called according to your purpose.

We thank you, Father God, for these connections that you are establishing with and among us. You have made it possible for us to be redeemed through the blood of Jesus Christ, to be led by your Holy Spirit, to seek You, and to have Jesus as our mediator. We thank you for loving us enough that you didn’t and don’t cast and set aside when we do wrong. Instead, choose to forgive us.

Your love for us is good. It is often overwhelming, and it can’t be explained. All we can do is thank you, return that love, and set up the highest praise of hallelujah. We thank you in advance for traveling mercies, families being restored, connections to you being restored, blind eyes seeing and deaf ears opening spiritually, physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally for marriages being restored, for the silent prayers of people’s hearts being answered according to your will and your timing, for strongholds being torn down and demolished for doubts being turned into reassurance, for celebrating this season for what it truly means, the birth of Jesus Christ. We praise you, God, in the name of Jesus. Hallelujah and Amen.

Prayers Of Supplication

Prayers of supplication, Lord of heaven and earth, all things come under you and that your name, Jesus, every knee should bow and have an and on earth and even under the earth and every tongue confess that you owe Jesus our Christ, the Lord. Hallelujah. We come to your throne of grace believing that whatever we ask for in prayer, we also believe that indeed we have received it, and it is ours.

Lord, we put all our trust in you. Hallelujah. We ask now, Father, that you would protect our student’s physical bodies, minds, and spirits. Heep evil far from them in school, at home, and in their communities. Lord, we ask that you keep evil far from them in times of boredom and idleness, especially during their break. Guard their minds against the evil that they may encounter on television, the internet, or even in books.

Lord, we ask you to distract their attention from what is not pleasing to you and turn it back to you, for you are our strength and our refuge. Lord, help our children by the power of your Holy Spirit to think about whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, and whatever is excellent.

Lord God, we pray for your arm of protection over our students, families, and staff who are traveling. May their journeys be safe and filled with expectation and joy about their destination. Heavenly Father, you have grown and matured our students so much. Thank you for your work on them. It is awesome. We see it and acknowledge your mighty hand in their learnings.

Lord God, we pray for your arm of protection over our students, families, and staff that are traveling. May their journeys be safe and filled with expectation and joy about their destination. Click To Tweet

We ask that parents also be able to see their children’s progress. They bring students to school every day and prioritize their learning over vacations. Lord, we know that only parents control their child’s school attendance, not children. Give parents the tools, the resources, the encouragement, and the strength to discipline their children in love and stick to structures and consistency in their homes.

Father God, we ask that you keep our students from lawlessness, violence, and evil deeds. Father, provide them with creative, fun, and loving opportunities in their extra time away from school. Lord, you are the giver of every good praise, and thank you for your gifts of shelter, food, jobs, laughter, and fellowship. Please fill in the gaps for families who are lacking, especially in basic necessities. Thank you for always giving each of us more than we can ever ask for or imagine.

Father, you are a God of the impossible. We know that you are our redeemer and our saver, and you want everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth. We cry out to you for the loss in our school communities. We name them silently now in our hearts and in our minds. Finally, Lord, we know that you turn ashes into beauty. We ask for the transformation of our own hearts. Transformation for the children in our schools across America. Allow them to see us as your ambassadors. We ask all these things and together agree and believe that you are the son of God, and we pray in your name. Amen.