Rooted in Christ

There are many tired teachers in the building after the final Catholic Schools Week event of the carnival. Of course, we enjoyed celebrating so much all week, but we know that our blessings are being able to partner with you. You are the first teachers of your children and although the teachers prayed this for each other during the week, be assured of us praying it for you “parent-teachers” – we just replaced the word teacher with parent.  Have a great weekend.

God of Love, Thank you for every teacher who notices a child’s special gift. Thank you for teachers who are listeners and gentle guides. Thank you for teachers who expect much and love enough to demand more. Thank you for the special teacher each one of us remembers.

 God of Mercy, Sustain teachers who give everything they have. Strengthen teachers who assume the blame for so many problems beyond their control. Help exhausted teachers rest. 

 God of Strength, Encourage teachers to care and inspire them to nourish. Motivate teachers to keep on learning for the fun of it and to make learning enjoyable for children.

 We wonder at teachers who know how to quiet a class of five year olds or help fourth graders be empathetic. We admire teachers who enjoy middle school writers, or teach physics or math or history. Bless the people who are expected to accomplish these miracles and who know how to comfort children when miracles don’t happen.

 God of Justice, help and support teachers in their special calling, wherever they teach and whatever obstacles they must face. We pray these things in the name of our great teacher, Jesus Christ.


– Prayer from the National Catholic Education Association