Bible teachers always need our prayers. If you haven’t regularly been praying for them, now is a good time to start. They face new challenges that bring new concerns and issues. In some cases, they may need to adapt to new settings, methods, and styles of teaching.
But their overall goal in teaching should remain the same … to disciple students to become fully devoted followers of Jesus who love God with all of who they are and love others … to see changed lives.
“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (Eph. 6:18)
How to Pray for Bible Teachers
The New Testament Epistles provide a number of examples of how to pray for God’s people. You could use one of them as a base (i.e., Eph. 1:17-19; 3:16-21; Phil. 1:9-11; Col. 1:9-12; 2 Thess. 1:11-12) and personalize it to the teachers you’re praying for.
You could ask teachers directly how you can pray for them. Or, perhaps ask leaders who oversee the teaching ministry what the needs might be.
You could also use a tool like the Praying for Bible Teachers Throughout the Year Guide. This resource gives general suggestions. But, it would be good to also pray for specific needs.