A TEACHER’S PRAYER BEFORE CLASS

You, O God, are my strength,
my patience, my light and my counsel.
It is you who make responsive to me
the students confided to my care.
Abandon me not to myself for one moment.

For my own conduct and for that of my students,
grant me the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of knowledge and piety,
the spirit of holy fear of you,
and an ardent zeal to procure your glory.

I unite my efforts to those of Jesus Christ,
the Master Teacher,
and I beg all the saints in Heaven
to assist me in the exercise of my teaching ministry.

Amen.

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