Be encouraged in your faith walk with these devotions for teachers. They’re the perfect tool to help you persevere and be the best Christian educator God has called you to be!

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Whether it’s the beginning of the school year or you’re midway through, it’s never too late to grow your faith and dive into the truths of God’s Word. These devotions will encourage you as a teacher, make you laugh, teach you how to love the students God has gifted you with, and give you perseverance for the journey ahead.

20 Devotions for Christian Teachers

Morning Meetings with Jesus: 180 Devotions for Teachers by Susan O’Carroll Drake

Designed for each school day in the student year, these light-hearted and insightful devotions offer lessons from the Master Teacher and a challenge to apply that lesson in real-life situations that confront educators in today’s classroom.

Author Susan O’Carroll Drake is a veteran teacher who shares not only her own experiences but the biblical principles she has gleaned from a study of Jesus’ life and teaching. Each devotion offers a Scripture reading, key verse, personal anecdote, biblical insight, and practical application before concluding with a brief prayer.


Keep Teaching: Daily Grace for the Classroom by Nika Maples

As an educator, you bring your whole heart to school every day. But how can you keep your heart as healthy as possible? Reading Scripture over yourself and your classroom is one simple way to bring miraculous growth and sustainability. You want to be effective, and there is nothing like the equipping power of God’s Word to stregnthen you. 

Use Keep Teaching as a daily devotional book that centers your thoughts on Jesus any time during the school day. Make this year the best one yet. Invite the Teacher of teachers into your classroom.


The Heart of a Teacher: Weekly Devotions for the School Year by Joan Tidwell

You have a heart to teach. You chose this work to make a difference. To change the world. And you love it. But if you’re honest, you’re a little tired right now. Maybe even a little discouraged. Maybe your hope for impacting young minds is fading. Maybe your strong, loving, compassionate teacher-heart is just a little broken by what you face every day.

Commit to a little self-care, and journey this year with these weekly devotions written by someone who has been where you are. Share in the experiences of a veteran teacher who found strength, hope, and healing for her own teacher-heart in the pages of Scripture.


Inspire for Teachers: Prayers, Promises, and Proverbs for Those Who Change by Dr. Josie Carr

Mentoring kids, preparing lessons, grading tests, discipline! Teaching is a big responsibility, but you do not have to do it alone. Your Heavenly Father can help. Inside this little book, discover uplifting, positive prayers and promises filled with Scriptures and God’s wisdom from Proverbs.

Dr. Josie Carr writes from over 20 years of experience and she knows how valuable faith can be, especially for teachers! Find personal prayers on important topics such as confidence, protection, and unity as well as prayers specifically for your students including academic excellence, dealing with rebellion, and building self-esteem. Plus, a special section from Proverbs is included to give you God’s wisdom on relationships, health, financial decisions, and more!


It’s About the Students! by Edward C. Grube

Imagine a classroom filled with forty students, all of whom are characters in the Bible. Of course, it would be nice if all the students were like Ruth or Jesus, but that wouldn’t be fair. Or real. You’ll always have your impetuous Peters, self-promoting Judases, or bullying Jezebels. You’ll find these and more on the pages of this devotional book. 

But this isn’t just about the students. It’s about the Master Teacher. And it’s about you, the teacher who is also a student of the Master. God has left us a legacy of learning. May God grant you the ability to learn from Jesus, from biblical characters, and from your students.

The devotions presume background knowledge of the students. Many are well-known. Some might make you want to read more about them to get a better understanding of their role in God’s history of salvation. Extended Bible reading suggestions appear at the end of each meditation.



You Make a Difference: 50 Devos for Teachers by Sherri Gragg

Tthis book will encourage educators as they work to accomplish one of the hardest, most meaningful jobs that exists. Great teachers spend endless hours helping students achieve both academically, emotionally, and socially. Their reward? Seeing faces light up with comprehension for the first time, a few graduation invitations, and the knowledge that they made a positive difference in the life of a child.

Through uplifting devotions, Scriptures, and prayers, teachers will be reminded of God’s love and care for them. They are never alone–they are making a difference, students will remember them for years to come, and most importantly, this world’s future is better because they are investing in it.


An Apple a Day: 365 Devotions for the Heart of a Teacher by Kathy Branzell

Educators change the world one student at a time. Dedicated professionals make daily sacrifices to help their students learn, mature in skills and character, and discover who God made them to be. 

Teaching is full of challenges and equally full of rewards. An Apple a Day will encourage you as you change the world one student at a time. These short, refreshing devotions for teachers will help educators to: 

  • begin each day with God’s plan
  • combine learning and faith in every classroom whether public, private, charter, or home-based, 
  • interact with students and their varied cultures while maintaining a Christ-centered perspective
  • approach teaching with endurance and grace
  • be reminded of God’s purpose for education and his love for educators.

When God is in the Classroom by Laura Ackley and Briana Whistler

Teachers experience insurmountable challenges every day as they seek to carry out their responsibilities. Some days are so difficult that teachers are left feeling completely defeated, yet Christian teachers are not alone in their classrooms. They are indwelled, equipped, and empowered by the Holy Spirit as He beckons them to recognize that His Presence is their lifeline. God is in the classroom because of His ever-present nature.

As Christian teachers live in awareness of God’s presence in their classroom, they are encouraged to not grow weary in their God-given responsibilities. Instead, they must remember that they are strengthened by God’s Spirit to be the hands and feet of Christ in their respective callings.


A Little God Time for Teachers: 365 Daily Devotions by Broadstreet Publishing Group

Teaching is a work of heart that takes energy and inspiration. Whether your classroom is in a traditional school building or right next to your kitchen, the young people you are equipping are blessed to have you pouring wisdom into their lives. Rest assured that your hard work does not go unnoticed; the effort you put in now will reap a harvest in years to come. 

Spend a little time with God as you dive into these devotions and find the strength and encouragement you need to face each teaching challenge that comes your way. With God’s help, you can make a positive impact on those in your care. 


God is in the Hallway: An Equipping Devotional for Christian Educators by Angie Burgin Kratzer

Each classroom, each school, each office, and each board meeting is a battleground. This twelve-week devotional is designed for individuals or small groups of educators who want to glorify God and get equipped for the fight of their lives.

We’re powerless without an understanding of who God is, who we are to him, and what weapons we already have for the hardest job there is. This book is comprised of five-day sets of readings and exercises. The materials can easily be switched up and re-ordered or completed in a day or two if that is the user’s preference.


Resources for the Christian Educator


Apples for Teachers: A Daily Devotional from the Book of Proverbs by Frank Hamrick

Apples are a traditional gift for schoolteachers, and it’s our hope that this devotional will give you an “apple” a day of encouragement in your classroom ministry. Combining humor, love, and an insight gained from a life of teaching, Frank Hamrick challenges you to become a wise teacher.

Apples for Teachers features 180 devotionals taken from the Book of Proverbs.


Teach Uplifted: Devotions for Teachers by Linda Kardamis

Has teaching left you stressed, frustrated, or even discouraged? In Teach Uplifted you’ll discover how to…

  • Renew your passion for teaching by finding joy and peace in Christ 
  • Teach with joy even in difficult circumstances
  • Banish anxiety and learn to trust God instead

But be warned: This is not a collection of light, fluffy, feel-good stories. These powerful devotions will completely transform the way you view your life, your classroom, and your relationship with God.


School Dayz: Who Teaches The Teacher by Kathryn Everly

This quick two-minute devotional book is for busy teachers to help focus your mind before the kids come. Using the quirky things you hear in schools and Bible verses that relate, you will find some interesting devotional thoughts.

There are 45 days to coincide with a full marking period for teachers. I hope this brings you a laugh and a sense of peace and purpose each day.


Teachers’ Devotional: Godly Principles from Principal Stinson by Larry Stinson

A year of team building tools from a Master Builder to inspire your staff. Students, teachers, and stakeholders are challenged with a godly principles from Principal Larry Stinson.

If you are a wordsmith, this book is a must-read for all teachers and educators of integrity who inspire communities. Stinson’s passion for hard work, building self-esteem, developing character, and proven success will guide any leader to take the school to the next winning level. Measure your accomplishments with God’s Word while using these devotionals.


God in My Classroom by Ralph Beikmann

Whether you teach all day, every day or once a week for an hour, the 41 devotions in God in My Classroom will help you understand God’s presence in the important work you do. Written by a teacher, these selections focus specifically on the life of the Christian educator.


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