Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Teacher's Day 1

A Teacher's Prayer

Lord, let me be just what they need.
If they need someone to trust, let me be trustworthy.
 If they need sympathy, let me sympathize.
 If they need love, and they do need love,
let me love in full measure.
 Let me not anger easily, Lord, but let me be just.
Permit my justice to be tempered in your mercy.
 When I stand before them, Lord,
let me look strong and good and honest and loving.
And let me be 
as strong and good and honest and loving
as I look to them.
 Help me to counsel the anxious,
crack the covering of the shy,
and temper the rambunctious with a gentle attitude.
 Permit me to teach only the truth.
Help me to inspire them
so that learning will not cease at the classroom door.
Let the lessons they learn
make their lives fruitful and happy.
 And, Lord, let me bring them to You.
 Teach them through me to love You.
Finally, permit me to learn the lessons they teach.


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