September 27

Personal Prayer
Praise God, your Father and great Teacher. Give thanks for teachers and mentors who helped make your paths straight (Prov. 3:6). Confess that you sometimes focus more on their quirks than their virtues. Commit yourself to noticing the good in those who can teach you more about faith. Ask God how you can best support education in your church.

For Your Family and Friends
Pray that everyone in your church will find something to like in church school, youth group, or adult education. Listen to the experiences of your own children in these settings.

For the Church
Intercede for church educators who try to offer something worthwhile. Ask God to show you new ways to join in.

For the Kingdom
Pray that God’s Spirit will lead teachers to discover fresh ways to instruct and disciple new Christians.

For People to Know Jesus
Claim the Holy Spirit’s power to woo family members or friends who say Christianity makes no sense.

Prayer Pointer
“A man’s state before God may always be measured by his prayers.” —J. C. Ryle