A prayer for teachers

As children flood through your doors, may you feel the love of God flooding in with them. 

As your children bring with them their experiences of last year,
carrying with them various shades of anxiety, 
may you have courage to bring healing and comfort to their worries, 
while finding peace for your own. 
As you see dirty faces behind masks and empty lunchboxes 
may you know that God's heart breaks too.

As you hear stories of golden summer fun 
Cousins, friends, sleeping out under the stars 
May you be filled for gratitude for moments of untarnished joy 
and find your own joy reflected in theirs. 

Today may you know afresh how important 
you are 
in the life of just one of these children 
who will walk through your door and may you be blessed.



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