DO YOU SEE A MAN WHO EXCELS IN HIS WORK? HE WILL STAND BEFORE KINGS; HE WILL NOT STAND BEFORE UNKNOWN MEN.
Dear Lord Jesus, When You lived on this earth, You were an incomparable Teacher. People called You "a Teacher come from God" and listened to Your words with a great desire. When I face my class today, help me to teach my students as You did. Let my teaching be pleasing to them and attract their attention. Give me Your wisdom in an abundant measure to teach them in such a way that they may understand what I teach. All the children will look to me today for their example. Give me the grace to live a holy life before them and to set an example to them. Lord, fill my life with Your presence so that the children may see You in me. Sanctify my life day by day. Lord, let not the pains I take on behalf of my pupils go in vain, but let all the children in my class positively pass in the subjects, which I teach them. How much encouragement and joy will it give me! Shed Your special compassion on those children, who on account of their poverty, sickness or other problems are unable to concentrate on their studies. Solve all their problems so that they can concentrate on their studies with a peaceful heart. Let me be an instrument in Your hand so that when I treat them with love, they may through that love taste Your love. As it is written, "Blessed is he that considers the poor", consider Lord, all my labours towards these children and bless my family. Let there not arise any worry in my heart, but meet all the needs of my family then and there. Bless me with good health in my body and help me attend to my work diligently and with interest. Lord, You had said, "My peace I leave unto you", grant that Divine Peace in me, in my school and its surroundings. Help me find favour in the eyes of my superiors and my colleagues so that I may do my Work peacefully. Abide with me this whole day and accomplish everything for me. Thank You Lord for hearing this prayer. Amen.