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A blessing for teachers starting a new academic year


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Philip Kosloski - published on 08/30/18

"Send your Spirit upon these students and their teachers and fill them with your wisdom and blessings."

Teachers have a challenging job to impart knowledge and wisdom to the next generation. It is often a difficult task with very little reward. Only years later do teachers ever witness the seed they planted bear fruit.

This is why teachers need all the help they can get. As God is the source of all wisdom and knowledge, who better to assist them then the Creator who made everything on earth?

Below are two brief blessings from the Book of Blessings that call down upon all teachers the Holy Spirit, asking him to fill them with “your wisdom and blessings.”

Lord our God, in your wisdom and love you surround us with the mysteries of the universe. In times long past you sent us your prophets to teach your laws and to bear witness to your undying love. You sent us your Son to teach us by word and example that true wisdom comes from you alone.Send your Spirit upon these students and their teachers and fill them with your wisdom and blessings. Grant that during this academic year they may devote themselves to their studies and share what they have learned from others.Grant this through Christ our Lord.R. Amen.Lord God, your Spirit of wisdom fills the earth and teaches us your ways.Look upon these students. Let them enjoy their learning and take delight in new discoveries. Help them to persevere in their studies and give them the desire to learn all things well.Look upon these teachers. Let them strive to share their knowledge with gentle patience and endeavor always to bring the truth to eager minds.Grant that students and teachers alike may follow Jesus Christ, the way, the truth, and the life, for ever and ever.R. Amen.


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