Being a teacher is a challenging and noble profession. These inspirational Catholic prayers for teachers and students will help your prayer life by giving you prayers to use to seek the guidance and strength of the Lord.
Heavenly Father, thank you that you hear and answer my prayers. Your word instructs us to start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. In my role as a teacher, please help me to work hard for the good of my students, treating each of them with care, love and respect. Lord, bless me and keep me, make your face shine upon me. Turn your face towards me and give me peace. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Loving Father, thank you that you are my creator, you know me better than anyone else. Help me to use the mind you have given me to learn and study effectively. May I learn with humility and grace. May I grow in wisdom as well as knowledge. Let me live a life of integrity in everything I do. May I grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To you be glory, both now and forever. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Wise Teaching Prayer
Faithful Father, thank you that you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. You are the ultimate teacher. You teach and instruct me in the way of life and guide me into your will. May I teach others with the wisdom and love that I receive from you. Remind me that my teaching is an act of worship to you. May the love of the Father, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Spirit, gladden my heart and bring peace to my soul, today and for all days. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Grow in Wisdom Prayer
Generous Father, thank you that you are great and abundant in power, your understanding is beyond measure. Let me follow the example of Jesus who, as he grew up, increased in wisdom and stature. Help me to use my time wisely as I study that I too may grow in wisdom. Please help me to glorify you in my thoughts, words and actions. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, and power and strength, be unto you my God, forever and ever. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Effective Teaching Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that you know me and you love me. The ability to teach is a gift from you. Help me to use the teaching gift you have given me effectively. May I be filled with your spirit to give me the enthusiasm, strength and love I need to carry out my role. Give me assurance that you are always with me. May God the Father prepare my journey, Jesus the Son guide my footsteps and the Holy Spirit watch over me, on every path that I follow. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
All-Knowing God, thank you that you possess infinite riches of wisdom, goodness and power. You have said that if I accept your words, turn my ear to wisdom and apply my heart to understanding, then I will find the wisdom and knowledge of God. Remind me as I study, that everything I have is a gift from you. May the peace of God reign in my life, the love of God surround me, the Spirit of God empower me and the joy of God uphold me. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Guide My Life Prayer
O Lord my God, thank you that you are the source of all true joy in life. Help me to teach others well. Guide my thoughts, words and actions to enable me to carry out this important work that you have placed before me. Increase my faith that anything is possible in your power. Let the majesty of the Father be the light that guides me, the compassion of the Son be the love that inspires me and the presence of the Spirit be the power that empowers me. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Calm My Mind Prayer
Merciful God, thank you that I am never alone, your presence calms the troubled sea of my life and speaks peace to my soul. When I am filled with anxiety and uncertainty about my studies, would you calm my fears and fill my mind with your peace. Give me assurance that you are working everything for my good and your glory. May your love be the passion in my heart. May your joy be my strength when times are hard. May your presence be my peace that overflows. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer thank you that you have plans for me that are for my good and your glory. In everything I do may I set an example for others by doing what is good. In my teaching may I work with integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned. Give me the strength I need to represent you as I teach. May the peace of God enfold me, the love of God uphold me and the wisdom of God control me. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Clear Mind Prayer
God of the Universe thank you that you are perfectly faithful; you never forget, never fail and never take back a promise. You have promised that you will give wisdom to anyone who asks. Hear my prayer for wisdom and fill me with your love and your understanding. Help me to study by giving me a clear mind and a calm heart. May your peace be in my heart, your grace be in my words, your love be in my hands and your joy be in my soul. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Light of the World Prayer
Creator God, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding my steps on your path. Help me to recognize every student I teach as your precious child. May you guide me into the most helpful words and actions with your wisdom. Hear my prayer Lord, and help me to teach effectively. May you, the God of all grace, who has called me into eternal glory by Christ Jesus, make me holy, strong and filled with peace. To you be glory and honor, forever and ever. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.