Teachers That Pray: Struggling Students

Welcome to another week of Teachers that Pray! Today I want you to specifically pray for your STRUGGLING STUDENTS. 
By now you have identified the students in your classroom who are struggling, whether it be academically or socially. Take a moment today to pray for them by name. 
Pray for those who are having a hard time keeping up academically. Pray for strength, energy, and perseverance to keep trying, even when it's hard. Pray that they would not check out. Pray that you, their teacher, would have patience, energy, and determination. Pray that you would have the words to say to inspire, to motivate, and to hold accountable. Don't let these students fall through the cracks or skate by. Invest in them. Find creative ways to teach your material so that their learning style is being met and they can experience success in your classroom. 
Also pray for those who are having a difficult time socially. Pray for eyes to see the students who are feeling left out or made fun of. Pray that this would be a year where they grow in maturity and learn to relate to their peers. Pray for solid friendships to develop. Mix up your class seating, partner different students together for projects often, and teach your students about the art of friendship. Teach them to listen, to take an interest in others, and to help their classmates when needed. 
The verse for today is Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." God knows our hearts and he loves us with an unfathomable love. He loves each and every student in your classroom - pray that you would have His eyes to see those who are struggling. Pray for wisdom on steps you need to take to help those students feel welcomed, included, capable, and special. God chose YOU to be their teacher on purpose. It's an incredible blessing to be entrusted with little minds and little hearts for an entire year - but it's also a responsibility. Don't squander the time you have with them. 
There is power in prayer! Feel free to share this post and send to a teacher friend who might need this encouragement and motivation this morning. Also, leave a comment with what you are specifically praying for - I'd love to join you on my knees before the King of Kings  🍎🙏
*Teachers That Pray is a weekly series. Each Monday morning I post a prayer prompt for teachers to use to specifically pray for. I'd love for you to join me!
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