A Teacher’s Prayer
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,
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 strong and good and honest and loving
as I look to them.
Help me to counsel the anxious,
lift the covering of the shy and
temper the rambunctious with
a gentle attitude.
Permit me to teach only the truth.
Help me to inspire so learning
does not cease at the classroom door.
Let the lesson 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.
I found this prayer on the internet and modified it to fit my innermost
thoughts. I would love to acknowledge the original author,
but (s)he is unknown.