Prayer for our Schools - 12/19/16

Stir up the hearts of our students, O Lord, that they see education as an opportunity and not a burden. Stir up the hearts of our teachers, O Lord, that they see teaching as a calling and vocation and not a chore. Stir up the hearts of our staff, O Lord, that they see their role as assisting the education of our students and not as an easy way to get a paycheck. Stir up the hearts of our administrators, O Lord, that they see the teachers, staff and students as blessings and not as problems; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Prayer for safe travels: O Lord, protect all who travel. As the roads become dangerous because of snow and ice, grant safety especially to those traveling to our schools. Keep all drivers alert to the dangers of snow-packed and slick roads, other drivers, and children waiting for the school bus; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

O Wisdom, proceeding from the mouth of the Most High, pervading and permeating all creation, mightily ordering all things: Come and teach us the way of prudence.

O Adonai and ruler of the house of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the burning bush and gave him the Law on Sinai: Come with an outstretched arm and redeem us.