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Summary: For this reason we have not ceased to pray and make special request for you asking that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom (in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and in unde

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Prayer Guide for Teachers - (Col. 1:9-11)

Prayer Guide Teachers

Quote: William A. Ward has said, "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Progress Magazine, December 23, 1992.

Illustration: An item in "The Report Card" told of a study done in Colorado in which 3000 high school seniors were asked about their best teachers. From their responses this composite was drawn. The ideal teacher (1) is genuinely concerned and interested in students as individuals; (2) requires students to work; (3) is impartial in dealing with students; and (4) is obviously enthusiastic about teaching.

Today In The Word, Oct, 1989, p. 25.

Illustration: Teaching is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the minds of the ignorant by the means of the incompetent...is the transfer of material from the teacher’s notes to the student’s notebook, without it going through either’s minds.

J. Dennis Miller, president of Church Youth Development states that a problem with educating young people in the church stems from a failure to understand how young people learn. He claims that adults learn in the following pattern: 1) acceptance of absolutes; 2) subordination of attitudes and actions to absolutes; 3) application of truth received to life experience. Knowing something as an adult is based primarily upon remembering information and intellectual learning.

Youth, Miller contends, learn in a different way: 1) evaluation of life experience; 2) discovery of attitudes and actions which validate their life experiences; 3) identifying truth based on their relevance to life experience; 4) acceptance of truths that prove reliable from life experience. Life experience is the main influence on the learning young mind.

Paul’s prayer for teachers :

Col. 1:9-11 – “For this reason we have not ceased to pray and make special request for you asking that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom (in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things so that you can walk in way that is pleasing to the Lord in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in the knowledge of God (with fuller, deeper and clearer insight, acquaintance and recognition. We pray that you will be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory (to exercise) every kind of endurance with patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy.” (Amplified Version)

Song:

If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,

And your soul is almost sinking in despair,

Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal;

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Refrain - Leave it there, leave it there,

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out.

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,


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