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 bubble-living, 
may you find strength to hold the stories of brokenness you hear 
in tension with the stories of ‘blanket-fort building fun’ in the lounge with Dad. 
May you be filled with joy at accounts of families sharing dinner around the table.

As your children carry 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 and empty lunchboxes 
may you know that God's heart breaks too.

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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