Teachers Who Pray: Maturity

Welcome to another week of Teachers Who Pray! Today let's pray for MATURITY.

Now I know you read this and automatically think, "Yes! My students can be so immature - let's pray that they grow in maturity!" And we'll get there. But first I want you to, with humility, pray that YOU YOURSELF would demonstrate godly maturity. Pray that you would conduct yourself with maturity when responding to a disgruntled parent e-mail. Breathe. Pray. Reflect. Respond.
Pray that you would respond maturely when a student pushes your buttons this week. Be the example for how to react in difficult situations - this is a life lesson your students need to see modeled again and again.
Pray for the eyes to see where you may have reacted or spoken immaturely to a coworker and need to apologize. Demonstrate a godly maturity that will point others to Christ with your humility, your grace, and your patience. 

Pray for your students as they continue to grow and develop. Pray for hearts that are open to correction, that they may grow in maturity. Pray that they would seek the Lord when times get tough, trusting that He is the One who loves us best. Pray that they would develop a maturity that would compel them to look to Jesus, rather than the world, as an example of how to live. Pray for the maturity to recognize God and His Word as the absolute authority on what is right and wrong.

This week's verse is from 1 Corinthians 14:20 "Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature." (ESV)

I'm praying for you, dear teachers! Let's show God-honoring maturity in how we deal with administration, coworkers, students, parents, and our families. Feel free to share this post with a friend - and leave a comment if I can pray for you this week 
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