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3 Prayers for your child's teacher

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Teaching is a difficult, exciting, and taxing profession. It requires both emotive and logical perspectives, tenacity and patience. Firmness and empathy. Long days and long nights of uncompensated self-sacrifice. Teachers need your prayers and support to do their jobs well. Here are some ideas:  Dear Lord, Give my child's teacher encouragement today. Help her/him connect with all the students, model unconditional love, realize the importance of teaching and molding lives. Remind him/her to take the long look, past homework and tests, past student squabbles, into the future where these children-- including mine-- become responsible, thoughtful, caring adults. Help him/her be proud of that accomplishment. Amen. Dear Lord,  Give my child's teacher discernment and wisdom in handling crises in the classroom. Give him/her boldness to champion the outcast and mercy in punishing the foolish. Help him/her eliminate injustice and teach kindness. I pray for a gen