Loving God, our Father
We thank you for giving us a share
in the teaching ministry of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through Your Spirit dwelling in us,
strengthen us to carry out the service of love
with joy, perseverance and dedication.
Help us realize that our work has a place in Your purpose
so that we may go about it
with sense of responsibility and enthusiasm.
When results are disappointing
and we cannot see the expected outcome of our task
help us not to be discouraged;
Give us faith to find meaning in it all.
Father, in our desire for efficiency and competence,
help us to be patient
when things are slow to happen.
Give us an understanding heart
to respond to the cheerful ones,
the lonely and the frightened,
the difficult and the stubborn;
Let us reassure them of Your love,
through our gentleness and kindness.
Thus, by Your love transparent in our person,
may we be Your instruments
drawing our pupils and students into fullness of life,
and may we be their companions and co-missionaries
in transforming this world of love, hope and peace.
This is the prayer by all the Educators during this school year's Closing Program for Grade 6 pupils and Graduation of the IV year students last March 26 and 27, 2008 respectively in the academic institution I belong. I hope that through this prayer, I am able to share a part of my vocation to all of you who happen to drop by my site. For I believe that through the teaching ministry of Christ of which I am a part of, I can, in my own little words and ways make a difference in the lives of others.
To all Batch 2008 Graduates: CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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