Dear teacher whose heart feels weary
May God renew your zeal
Delight you in unexpected ways
Empower you to do what He asks of you
Confirm your calling in the classroom
Pour out His Spirit upon you
And give you HOPE
That you may at all times
Realize your worth
Refuse excess obligations
Relinquish concerns you were not meant to carry
Experience joy in the journey
And bask in the peace of His presence.
Dalene Vickery Parker, a “rewired” high school English teacher, now enjoys supervising student teachers. She authored Christian Teachers in Public Schools and co-authored Words to Live By: A Word a Week.
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