I want to add to that my belief that those folks are unsung heroes. Like police, soldiers, nurses, etc. they make a tremendous difference in people’s lives. Their influence and importance is impossible to measure. Most of them are over- worked, under-paid, and unappreciated. Please pray for them and do what you can to encourage them. Just as most of us can remember the names of teachers we had in elementary school, today’s teachers will make a lasting impression on their students — your children and grandchildren. The teacher’s lessons and life will help shape the lives of those they taught. Let them know you appreciate what they do, and that you are praying for them.
I made a comment last Wednesday that I want to enlarge upon. After someone requested prayer for school teachers, I affirmed the need by saying something like this–“In deed we should pray for our teachers. While I am very critical of our public school system, for good reason, there are many good and godly teachers. These dear people are bright lights in a dark place and are deserving of our prayers and support”.