Wednesday, August 7, 2013

first day.

lord, 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, and they do 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 as strong and good and honest and loving as i look to them. help me to counsel the anxious, crack the covering of the shy, temper the rambunctious with a gentle attitude. permit me to teach only the truth. help me to inspire them so that learning will not cease at the classroom door. let the lessons 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. 


5 comments:

  1. Praying for your first day!! I bet the kiddos are coming in right about now!!!! YOU ARE GOING TO BE GREAT (and super tired, but it is worth it!)

    HAPPY FIRST DAY!!!!!

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  2. What an awesome prayer! I'm praying for a great year, too!

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  3. What a sweet post and prayer. Hope your first day in the classroom was wonderful!

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  4. Jamebo, you're one of the greatest people I know and so I know without a doubt that you will a difference in every child's life that you teach !! Best wishes to you on your second day. I love you.

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  5. Saying this special prayer for you too. Good luck x

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