As we return from Spring Break, hopefully refreshed and rejuvenated, I feel like this Monday Minute should be dedicated to a prayer for energy as we enter the fourth and final quarter of the year. I want to share with you a prayer I found, focused on the work we do as faculty and staff. I hope you can find a verse in this prayer that strikes a chord with you on this Monday morning.
All the best,
Sarah Rakauskas, Religious Studies Department
Good and loving God,
Thank you for giving me another day on your creation. Help me not to take advantage of your many blessings.
Help me to be the teacher you want me to be—kind, patient, compassionate, gentle, and humble, yet firm and steadfast in the Truth.
May the words of my mouth be beneficial to the listener; encouraging and always building my students up, never tearing down.
Be at the forefront of my mind in all I say and do today. Help me to use the gifts you have given me and may I continually be a model of your unconditional love.
I pray for your peace, grace, mercy to permeate my classroom. May this space be a refuge to those who enter.
Infuse me with energy, stamina, and perseverance to sustain me throughout the day. When I am weary, rejuvenate me. When I am frustrated, calm me. When I am confused, guide me.
As you multiplied the fishes and loaves to feed thousands, take my meager efforts and bless my students abundantly. Turn my failures into victories. Satisfy the needs I have not met. Remind my students of your presence when they stand at the crossroads of right and wrong.
All I can give is my best, and I will continue to do that. Help me to train my students in the way they should go so that when they are no longer under the roof of our school building, they will live out your mercy and love.