What does it mean to be a Sunday school teacher? Probably for most, the mental image they have of a Sunday school teacher is a picture of a person at the front in a church classroom, teaching their students. The actual ministry of the best Sunday school teachers, however, includes far more.
The best Sunday school teachers are, in a real sense, like a pastor to their class. These teachers do not see their job beginning and ending with the "Sunday school hour." Rather, they work throughout the week to build a relationship with her students, minister to them spiritually, and train them to follow God. As such, a vital part of the Sunday school teachers’ work is to pray for their students and their needs on a daily basis.
What should the teacher do in order to know how to pray for students?
- Pray for God's will for your students, including their salvation, entire sanctification, spiritual growth, and involvement in Christian service.
- Keep a notebook or journal (hard copy or digital) of the prayer requests and praises of your students.
- Pray regularly for the Holy Spirit to reveal how you should be praying for your students.