Dear Heavenly Father,
As we prepare to return to school, I pray that all Teachers know how awesome their job is. That it is our purpose and something You, O Lord, have called us to do. That everything we do and say, a child hears and does. Help us to be mindful of that. Help us to show love where there is none. Help us to speak love where none is heard. Help us to build relationships with our students through listening and engaging in meaningful conversations with them. Help us to build relationships with their parents through caring and sharing of their child’s day and progress.
Remind us that you are only a call away. When we feel overwhelmed, we just say “Jesus” and you are there. When we feel confused, frustrated, concerned, angry, “Jesus” is all we need to relay. When we feel victorious, worthy and wanted, we say “Jesus” because we are thankful and grateful of your grace and mercy. Come into our classrooms and fill them with your presence. Come into our schools, you are welcomed!
Show us that we are not alone. Help us find Teacher friends and colleagues that care about our welfare. Let us join together to encourage, inspire, redirect, learn and love each other. Lead us to you through the purpose of fulfilling Your Will in our lives and that through us many generations will flourish because we trusted and believed in you!
As this journey begins again this year, I pray that many will come to know you through our obedience in loving you Lord with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind. The first and greatest commandment and the second that is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself, which is found in Matthew 22:37-39.
Give us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23) which are the fruits of the spirit so that we may pour out what you have put inside us. We love you and are thankful for the gifts we are given. The gift of Teaching! We will use this gift to bring glory and honor to you because nothing is impossible with God! (Luke 1:37)
In Jesus Name I pray, Amen!
Thank you, Jesus!