Monday, September 12, 2011

A perfect prayer for this new school season....

A Prayer for Schools By: George Pasley

Dear God,
We remember that your Son, our Lord
was once a schoolboy.
He once unrolled a scroll and learned to read
He once stood at Joseph’s elbow,
and learned to guide a plane.
And He once exasperated His mother,
in consequence of His studies
Remembering this,
we know that to share knowledge,
one with another,
is to enter into covenant with what we were meant to do.

And so dear God,
we ask your blessing upon all who teach
and all who learn,
your grace upon all who labour at the task
of sharing knowledge, each generation with another
Bless the parents who tape their children’s lessons
to refrigerator doors,
bless the care-worn citiizens
who gather to cast their vote,
bless the custodians and cooks and secretaries
who make our school hum.
Bless the one who drives the yellow bus,
and the one who puts the Band-aids on.
And bless the teachers, Lord,
that a spark of your joy divine
might brighten every lesson planned.

And most of all, dear God,
bless the children
Let a sense of excitment overtake them
each time they enter through these doors,
let a sense of wonder embrace them
as they pass along these halls
May they discover the collected wisdom of the ages
waiting to meet them at their desks
And may they learn the art of learning
as they toil at their tasks,
so that the wisdom of this age
might linger after class
to greet the children
of ages yet to be.

Read on. Be a blessing.
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