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Prayer for teachers as they start the new school year

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Philip Kosloski - published on 09/09/22

Ask God to shed his grace upon all school teachers, helping them to be beacons of hope in the classroom.

School teachers have one of the most stressful jobs in the world. They are not only in charge of educating children, but also of setting a good example for their students.

Teachers are in need of God’s grace to get through each day, filling them with the strength they need to be beacons of hope in the classroom.

Here is an excerpt of from prayer for teachers by Thomas Griffin, from

For the confidence to relay the truth in love, Jesus, grant teachers the grace to be wise.

For the ability to always be present to the student in front of them, Jesus, grant teachers the grace to be in it.

For the capacity to deal with the chaos that a classroom can bring, Jesus, grant teachers the grace to be patient.

For the knowledge that their work is critically important and valuable, Jesus, grant teachers the grace to know it.

For the endurance to continue even when it appears that their efforts are meaningless, Jesus, grant teachers the grace to persevere.

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