Father we know you as the great teacher. One who loves the children and asks them to come to you. You also protect our children and bestow each with gifts for your kingdom. Help us as teachers to not allow the troubles of this world to wear on his. Though the stumbling blocks that we face seem insurmountable and strong we ask that you show us the way to fulfill your will – in our lives and the lives of our students. Present us with creativity and inspiration to reach and teach our children to meet their needs. Help us to not grow weary in our doing good. Protect and keep our families as we toil at our mission. Also keep us physically and mentally well as we press forth. In Jesus name.