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Parent-Teacher partnership: 3 back-to-school prayers for teachers and school leaders

Back to school prayers for our teachers and school leaders is an important way parents prepare for an new school year. Get started with these three prayers for teachers.

Wow! In just a few days, we will send our fellas out to begin the first week of a new school year. A new year of connecting with old friends, making new friends, learning new content, and being challenged to grow. 


They will leave the safety of our home to step a new season with new teachers. They will walk into classrooms their teachers spent days preparing.


While I cannot walk with them, I know my prayers for our children and their teachers matter. We spend time praying for their teachers, their classmates, and every one our children will encounter.


We are thankful for those who have chosen to lead and teach our children. As an educator, I know first-hand all the time, energy, and finances teachers pour into preparing for a successful school year. Year after year, these teachers face insurmountable challenges, often with large class sizes and limited resources. Yet, they show up and are simply AMAZING.


One of the important ways I choose to partner with our phenomenal teachers is in prayer.


Will you join me in praying for our teachers this year?


To help us get started, here are three back-to-school prayers for teachers and school leaders we can pray today.



Pray for our teachers and school leaders to be strong & courageous

Joshua 1:9 ESV—“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”


 Lord, I pray (teacher’s name) will be strong and courageous. Let _______ not be frightened or dismayed, but know you are with him/her wherever_______ goes. I pray ________ stands boldly and bravely in the face of change. Help _________ to be unafraid to stand up for what is right even when it is unpopular. Give _____ the strength to be strong on the hard days, the endurance to finish the school year with hope, and strive to be a peacemaker whenever he/she is able.

Pray for our teachers and school leaders to walk in wisdom

James 1:5 MSG —“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it.”



Lord, I pray (teacher’s name) will seek you for wisdom. Help ______ to rely on you for instruction and direction every day. When ________ needs help, he/she will be willing to ask and receive support. Guide ______ to see challenges as opportunities for growth and to see creative ways to bless his/her students and community. I pray ________ will be filled and led by the Holy Spirit. Set _______’s feet on the path that honors you. Open ______’s heart to continue to lead by example, creating an atmosphere where all are welcomed.

Pray for our teachers and school leaders to lead with love

1 John 4: 17-18 MSG—“God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God, and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on judgment day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life-fear of death, fear of judgment-is one not yet fully formed in love.”



Lord, I pray (teacher’s name) will walk in your love all the days of her/his life. As your love fills _______’s life, help him/her to show your love to every student he/she encounters. Guide ________’s conversation so that his/her words are spoken with love and compassion. Let every student feel seen and loved. Remove any fear and insecurity standing in the way from ______ using his/her gifts to lead and teach students. 

If you’ve never considered praying for teachers, I encourage you to start TODAY. Whether your kiddo is starting kindergarten or going to high school, it’s never too late to begin praying for their teachers and faculty. In today’s society, our teachers are on the frontlines teaching and protecting our children. Let’s do our part to keep them covered in prayer.

What is a prayer you say for teachers? Are you a teacher? What are some prayers you pray over your class?

Cheering you on for a great year,

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27 comments on “Parent-Teacher partnership: 3 back-to-school prayers for teachers and school leaders

  1. This is so important! Thank you for sharing. Definitely bookmarking this.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Oh, thanks Mallie! Taking steps to support our teachers matters.

  2. I’m not really religious, but this is a really nice idea. I teach ESL online with Qkids.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Oh, thank k you Diana! Supporting our teachers is important.

  3. Claire Thompson

    I Love the thought of of sending good vibes out to the people that your children are surrounded with on a daily basis! Its inspirational. We are not very religious but I think the idea is definitely one to adopt!

  4. vbacmama416

    I love this Mamie What a great way to raise this generation! I feel sometimes that kids aren’t taught these important lessons in life about respect their elders and this just falls right in line with that. This is a great article.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Oh, I agree! So important to instill these in our children early.

  5. Appreciate this so much. My husband is a teacher and I can that their job is not really that easy. Being a teacher requires a lot of hardwork and dedication.

    Thank you for the prayers and will be joining you in prayers for them too.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Yay!! Thank you for joining with us to keep our teachers, like your hubby, lifted up in prayer. So important.

  6. Wow I love your post. It’s so important to teach children to pray but also to pray for others as well. I will be praying for teachers tonight.

  7. It seems like school starts back sooner and sooner each year! This is such a great idea! I will be sure to pass this around to my mom friends.

  8. This is so awesome! Thank you for writing it. It prompted me to pray for my kiddo and his teachers. It’s his first year as a junior high student. This prayer gave me some added peace. I’ll be praying it in the mornings.

  9. Beautiful post!

  10. Love this. Thank you for sharing. We do pray for the teachers the children and school. Not looking forward to school starting. Cherishing this time before it does.

  11. This is such a great idea! I have never thought to pray for my kids teachers and school leaders. I am going to start today!

  12. alunderfullife

    As a former teacher, I love your support for teachers!

  13. Any way we can support our teachers is so important. They really do so much for our kiddos.

  14. Great prayers! I shared them with my son’s teachers. Thank you.

  15. Danielle

    So true. Now we can pray for parents as many take on the role of teacher during this trying time.

  16. Teachers are the unsung hero’s and we are so thankful for what they do!

  17. what a beautiful sentiment! i pray with my kids every day before they leave for school because i want that to be the last thing we do — regardless of any fussing and rushing that happened that morning!

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