PRAYER FOR TEACHERS - TWO
I know that when You ascended into heaven
You left to the teachers in Your Church
the all-important mission of helping
to train the young people
whom You loved so much.
know also that it isn't an easy job
to act as father and mother to so many children of
so many different dispositions
during so many hours each day,
particularly at a time
when the evil influences of the world
are eating more and more
into the character of our youth.
spite of those difficulties, however,
and my own personal weakness,
I realize that You have entrusted
these precious souls to my care
and in doing so, You have also placed
back of me the love
of Your understanding Heart
and the support of Your all-powerful Hands.
So continue to strengthen me, dear Jesus, where I
am weak; encourage me where I am cowardly; and make
fruitful those poor words and actions of mine in bringing
to the surface those wonderful qualities
which You have hidden in the souls
of even my least promising students.
consider the heartiness
of my intentions and keep ever in my heart
the realization that, however discouraging things
may occasionally appear
to my human eyes, if I continue to keep faith and
give my honest efforts to the training
of those young people whom You love,
will one day turn out to be the kind of men and women
that You want them to be.
that help I thank You, dear Jesus.
Please keep me always firm in my loyalty
to Your service.
Rev. Thomas A Lahey, C.S.C.
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