where love is alive 

August is a time to focus on students heading back to school and settling into a new school year. We often see prayers guides that focus on this very subject. While our schools, administration, teachers, staff, and students very much need our prayers throughout the entire year, our church teachers, leaders and students do as well. So, during your prayer time I urge you to focus on the people and events mentioned here.
Please remember all the teachers of adults, youth, children and preschoolers as they study and share from God’s Word each week through the various classes and ministries that take place. Also, pray for our Child Development Center director and teachers as they care for and teach precious preschoolers each day. Pray for the director and teachers of Big City University as they begin a new year just after Labor Day, and our teachers here at NCBC as we minister to the Big City University students through AWANA on Tuesday evenings, and choir and missions classes on Wednesday evenings.
I think I have shared this before, but a new church year is a great time to be reminded to pray for all our church teachers and leaders. May we use this as a guide to pray throughout the church year for all our dedicated teachers who give their time and talents to share the Word of God each week through the various classes and activities we have on our campus.

Lord please…
Fill the teachers with Your Spirit and power to enable them to
lead each student to Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:31

Convict the students’ hearts of sin and call them to
repentance and salvation.
John 16:8

Prepare the students to be laborers of the harvest one day.
Luke 10:2

Give the students the spirit of wisdom and revelation
in the knowledge of You.
Ephesians 1:17

Allow the eyes of their hearts to be enlightened.
Ephesians 1:18

Strengthen each student and teacher with power through Your Spirit. Ephesians 3:16

Root and ground each student in love and respect.
Ephesians 3:17

Help each student to have humility, gentleness, patience
and show tolerance for one another in love.
Ephesians 4:2
Don’t allow anyone to deceive them with empty words
and help them to stand firm when confronted with evil.
Ephesians 5:6

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

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