Teacher Lead the Way

28 Lord my God, listen to your servant’s prayer and request, and hear the cry and prayer that your servant prays to you today. 29 Constantly watch over this temple, the place about which you said, “My name will be there,” and listen to the prayer that your servant is praying toward this place. 30 Listen to the request of your servant and your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Listen from your heavenly dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive! (1 Kings 8:28-30, Common English Bible).


I know I bounce around some in my ideas for the blog. And, while I am committed to the idea of finding beauty, joy, and kindness in the world, I am also committed to the ongoing need for prayer in education for students, faculties and staff. Today’s post is a prayer post.


Let’s Pray

Teach them subtraction, teach them to add
Teach them the value of pen and pad
Go and teach them something new today.
Teacher, today we ask please, lead the way.

Lord, before you we stand and pray
Lord for our teachers, give them great days.
Lord for our kids, and may knowledge stay
Teacher we ask you please lead the way

Teach art, paint, clay, pastels, wonders new,
Pushing forward to the spot where they grew
Their growth will go on through study and play
Teacher we ask you please lead the way

Lord, before you we stand and pray
Lord for our teachers, give them great days.
Lord for our kids, and may knowledge stay
Teacher we ask you please lead the way

History will teach them don’t repeat the past
Science brings questions they surely will ask
They ask about earth and rocks and clay,
Teacher we ask you, please lead the way.

Lord, before you we stand and pray
Lord for our teachers, give them great days.
Lord for our kids, and may knowledge stay
Teacher we ask you please lead the way

How can our teachers know that we care
We came to help, we are going nowhere
Giving our children a fresh start each day,
Teacher we ask you please lead the way.

Lord, before you we stand and pray
Lord for our teachers, give them great days.
Lord for our kids, and may knowledge stay
Teacher we ask you please lead the way

Teacher we hold your hand while we pray.
Teacher we ask that God show you the way.
May God walk with you through all your days
Teacher let’s stop and let God lead the way.

Lord, we stand with our teachers and pray.
Lord, please give them only great days.
Lord grant their learning may never wane
Lord we ask this in Jesus’ name.

Lord, we stand with our teachers and pray.
Lord, please give them only great days.
Lord grant their learning may never wane
Lord we ask this in Jesus’ name.

Lord grant their learning may never wane
Lord we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Be blessed.

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith


Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved


Pondering with DrB for Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Midweek Prayer for Teachers…Teacher Lead the Way
Prayer…Poem…Poetry and Song Lyrics

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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