A Prayer for Students and Teachers

by Rev. Rosanna Anderson

UMC children's ministry in Tanzania (Rev. Naftali Nkiki)

Gracious God, thank you for teaching us. You give us wisdom now to help us in the future.

We are grateful for this new year in which we may grow in faith, friendship, and the love of Jesus.

We pray for all students in our community. Thank you for their curiosity, hope, and kindness.

Help our students to listen for your voice, as they explore Scripture and seek to live what they believe.

We pray for all teachers. Thank you for giving them dedication, experience, and insight.

Sustain them by your Spirit with creativity, patience, peace, and joy.

Continually guide and bless all parents, families, and the whole congregation throughout this year.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, who asked and answered many questions. Amen.


“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future” (Proverbs 19:20).

“After three days they found [Jesus] in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers” (Luke 2:46-47).

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