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
in the life of just one of these children
who will walk through your door and may you be blessed.