I lift up my students to you. Each one is special, with their own story and their own needs. Many have reputations that precede them. Help me, Lord, to get to know them myself… without the input of other teachers and other students. Allow them the clean slate they all deserve. Encourage them and hold them close so that they can tackle any obstacle with confidence. Let them know they are loved and cherished and let them always feel comfortable and safe in my classroom.
Lord, please be with me as I lead them. Allow the school year to be about them and not the numbers… let the numbers come through love, encouragement, and relationship. Help me meet their needs. Help me overcome obstacles. Help me remain calm and content as each day blurs into the next.
I love you, Lord. I give this school year over to you. Mold it, build it, make it something that will bring glory and honor to You and Your Kingdom.
In your precious name I pray. Amen
DON’T FORGET! Starting next Monday, August 26 (the first day of school in my county), I will be hosting a weekly link up of praise! Link your posts of praise to God, pictures of praise, or even videos/audio files of praise and worship music. It is all about lifting praise to our Father. We will be linking up every Monday, so maybe this will help us all focus on finding reasons to praise and ways to praise our Heavenly Father. I hope you all join me!