School began a few weeks ago, so this topic is timely. All the kids are back to spending a big chunk of their days learning subjects that are supposed to help them when they grow up and enter the real world. (Although, I can’t remember the last time I used the Pythagorean theorem…) Teachers have the task of not only teaching them but also handling many students at the same time.

Growing up, I went to public school and remember how each class had an average of 30 students: some good, some bad. Once, in the 6th grade, the students in my class managed to make our teacher cry. Being a teacher is probably some of the most difficult work out there. After the pandemic hit, many parents were more appreciative of teachers after seeing what it was like to stay home with their children. Teachers need patience and energy to deal with kids from different cultures and upbringings, but somehow they manage/ Let’s take some time to pray for them today. And the next time you come across a teacher, make them feel appreciated.

"Lord, teachers are a heavy influence in the life of most kids and at times go underappreciated. I ask that you help them have the energy to do their jobs every day. That you allow students to be calm while in the classrooms, ready and willing to learn. I pray you help them through the difficult times they spend with the students. I ask that they may be able to renew their minds every day and be able to go back to the classrooms with joy and enthusiasm to teach the children. I am grateful for the good teachers I had growing up and pray you place good teachers, like the ones I had, in the lives of many children to teach and help them. I pray these things in Jesus' name, amen."

“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.” 

Titus 2:7-8

SDG – “Soli Doe Gloria”

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