A Teacher's Prayer
Oh Lord - give me the strength to be a caring teacher,
by Joseph T. Renaldi
Cognizant of all children who need a helping hand.
Give me the tolerance to assist those
Who are struggling to learn and understand.
May I lay aside my impatience,
And help those children who can not cope,
And let me ardently encourage those
Who came to me seeking hope.
When the rigors of teaching weigh me down,
So low that I need a supportive hand,
Till then, I pray, to show me the way
To serve all children the best that I can.