How are you?
How are you coping with this year’s back-to-school scenario?
Perhaps, you are a little exhausted because of all the preparations. Lately, you’ve been going the extra mile to make sure that your students would learn despite the challenges brought by the pandemic.
Maybe you are anxious – about your students’ safety, about your own safety – and you might be wondering how things would unfold with distance learning.
You ask, “Would my preparations be enough? Would I be effective?”
Chances are you, too, are affected by the crisis. You are worried about how you can best serve your students while providing for and taking care of your own family.
Teacher, you do not have to carry all the burdens alone.
Jesus, the greatest teacher, is here to help you, guide you, and comfort you as you navigate the new normal way of teaching. This World Teachers’ Day, may these prayers resonate in your noble heart:
To the teacher who is tired
God never overlooks anything. He sees all your efforts and He knows how much love you pour into your craft and calling. Take all the sleepless nights and all the busy days to your Heavenly Father and allow Him to restore your strength.
May your mind, body, and soul be renewed while you rest in His presence. In Him, may you find the rest that rests not only your body but also your heart.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NIV)
To the teacher who is worried
Your worries are not hidden from God. Right now, He is waiting for you to surrender them at His mighty feet.
May you find confidence and peace knowing that no matter what happens, He promised that He will never leave you. He will bring you to a wonderful moment of calm in the midst of storms.
As you entrust your profession to God, be in faith that He will hide you under His wings to make you safe. He will give you wisdom and bless the works of your hands.
As you seek Him through prayers, be in faith that He will make your paths straight.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)
To the teacher who needs provision
Praying for your finances? May you rest in God’s promise that He’s already got the things you’ve been praying for. God is fully able to provide all your needs according to the riches of His glory.
God is able to accomplish far more and provide greater blessings in your life. As you thank Him for paving the pathways of provision for you and your loved ones, may you always see and feel how He miraculously provides for every single need you have.
Be ready to receive the abundance of favor and blessings that He has stored for you.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NIV)
Dear teacher, the road ahead is quite challenging.
When the going gets tough, know that you can always come to Jesus, soak in His promises, and rely on His strength. Thank you, for answering a great calling, and receiving the gift of teaching.
As you surrender every challenging assignment, every responsibility to enrich the growth of your students, and all your personal needs to your Heavenly Father, know that He is looking at you with love.
While you teach His beloved children, be comforted that He is with you. Be confident that in time, God’s promise for your life will be fulfilled.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (Psalm 32:8 NIV)