Day 14 - Pray for Teachers
Minister Anita Davis
Word of Faith Southfield, MI
Hi. I am Minister Anita Davis and I have the honor today speaking to you today about a subject, but before I do that, I just want to congratulate you and thank you for even viewing this video. A lot of times youth don’t do stuff like this so you, to me, are at the top. You are a leader amongst your generation. So good job.
Today I want to talk to you about praying for your teacher. I want to read first Timothy chapter 2, verse 1, where it says, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority.” Whether you like it or not, your teacher is an authority figure in your life and you need to pray for him or her or them - whoever they are - whoever at your school that teaches you - that leads you through books or whatever it is. You want to pray for them. Teachers are humans just like the rest of us and they may have problems. Unfortunately, sometimes those problems can come into the classroom and they can affect the quality of teaching they give you. You want to pray for their home life. You want to pray that they are able to teach in a way that engages you and causes you to actually be able to learn. You want to pray that they will be able to relate to all of the youth that are there with you.
You know that there are some youth in your class that need prayer on their own. But even their attitudes and what they do too can affect your classroom. Pray for your teacher. When you pray for your teacher, I’ll tell you what will happen. It says right here in verse two, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” What does that mean? When you pray for your teacher, your classroom is going to be better for it. You are going to be better for it. You can actually pray and believe God for A’s in your class because you are praying for the person that is teaching you.
So, pray for your teacher. Pray for all of them. Pray for your principal. Pray that they know God. Pray that they have excitement about teaching you. Pray that they can relate to you and teach you in a way that you can receive it. Pray for your teacher.