A prayer about teaching and learning

Lord Jesus, the Rabbi,

You were a teacher.
You know how hard it is
to present truth and get listeners to hear and understand it.
You were creative and interesting and inviting and challenging.

Make me like that,
whether I'm a parent,
a teacher,
a supervisor,
a manager,
or business owner.

I'm teaching someone about you every day
just by being myself.
And I'm learning from someone every day.
(Or at least I should be.)

I want to seek you and learn from you first and foremost.
I want to long for you and miss you when I avoid you.
Make me a learner first,
and a teacher second.

I want my life to count.
I want to help someone grow
as a person
and as a child of God.

Infuse me with humility,
persistence,
wonder,
patience,
and compassion.

I wait on you and listen to you.
Thank you.

In Jesus' name,
Amen.


"Your hands have formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands." Psalm 119:73




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