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A prayer about teaching and learning

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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

A prayer for students

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Dear Rabbi-Teacher, You understand the intricacies of the mind--of learning and believing and feeling deeply. You have given us the ability to investigate, acknowledge, believe, and reject you. You are comfortable with leaving the decision to us. You are great and powerful, and I cannot take You in. But You are still the Rabbi, the teacher of students who just don't "get it." Lord, I pray for increased understanding and acceptance for who You are and what You want for my life. I ask for you protection over the hearts and minds of students everywhere. I pray for them to recognize truth through the power of the Holy Spirit and receive the Truth, Jesus Christ. I ask for boldness and discernment and wisdom and compassion. Make our students fierce defenders yet humble messengers of Your truth. May their actions bring glory to You, instead of bring shame on the followers of Christ. Give teachers a passion for integrity and an understanding of truth. Help us, who can sha