Just like some people say, the best gift you could ever give to someone special is prayer. And so it is. Forget about the material things because these are temporary. But for prayer, it is known to be the most eternal and irreplaceable gift you can ever give to your special someone. Even if prayers are not always the option people to take, it’s the most genuine gift you can give to those close to your heart.
This Teacher Appreciation Day 2012, allow your favorite teachers to receive a kind of gift so genuine that material things cannot comprehend its worth. As written by Joanna Fuchs recognized as one of her teacher appreciation poems collection, I suggest you have a copy of the teacher prayer below and give it to their most special day.
Dear Lord, bless these teachers mightily
as they seek to teach, enrich and guide
Your precious children.
Grant them abundant resources to do their job,
intelligence, wisdom, sensitivity, kindness,
and the material things that make it possible
to turn some of these tender green plants
into the strong, stable trees that will lead our nation,
to transform some of these buds into brilliant flowers
that will bring light, color and happiness
to all who encounter them,
and to give every one of them the tools
to be creative, and productive and to develop
their own kind of success in the world.
Lord, wrap Your loving arms around these teachers
who give so much of themselves to grow our youth
into creative, responsible adults.
We pray that You will immerse them
in your boundless, transcendent love.
We pray that You will strengthen and soothe them
when they have given so much of themselves
that they need Your extra attention, Your extra care.
We love, respect and admire these teachers, Lord
and we pray that you will watch over them always–
these special people who hold our children
and our future in their hands.