We Pray for Teachers

Dear God,

We ask this day that You grant wisdom to the teachers of our children. For the adults who will arguably be the adults who have more influence on our kids than anyone other than their parents and who are with then more waking hours Monday through Friday than any other adult, we thank you for calling them to this noble work. We ask that you give this wisdom, however, not for the sake of themselves but for the students in their charge.

Prepare the hearts of every teacher, every administrator and all of our school staff each day that they might love the children in their charge. Give them joyful hearts to welcome every child, each new day.

Grant to teachers your grace as they help students who aren’t thriving, that through their work the student will thrive. We pray that the students will be better prepared each day for what will come the next day.

Give to teachers courage to say what needs to be said to students, parents, and others who have impact on students. Let them receive from you the tools to say the hard word and the ability to speak love in every circumstance.

And we ask You Lord for strength when our feel weak. We pray for the courage to face each day unafraid regardless of what obstacles may be in their path. When they feel unseen, remind them that what they do does not go unnoticed as the work they do is and always will be greater than themselves.

These dedicated professionals are shaping the future in more numerous and yet incredibly important ways than we can count for our children every day.

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning they
share with our children. We pray Lord that you place within the hearts of all students a love and desire for learning. Help them to see the importance of all they study.

We also pray for ourselves that we may work to insure these servants both love and respect because of their high calling, working and making a difference for our children.

Bless them, Lord, and may they see a glimpse of how their faithfulness to your call will forever make a difference now and for generations to come.

We pray each of these things in your Son’s Holy Name. Amen.

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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