Prayer for Educators and Students

Monday is the memorial of Saint John Bosco, who was a great friend and defender of the youth and an outstanding educator. You can watch a short Youtube video that I found about his life here. (WP won’t let me embed the video for some reason. 🙁 )

In his honor, I want to dedicate this weekend to praying for all our educators and students.

Educators have a big responsibility and will have to account for their service before God and I thank God for the many wonderful educators and teachers who work hard at teaching our children. But, then when I read of all the things that go on in schools today, such as pushing the homosexual and birth control and other liberal agendas, guns and shootings, and everything else, it can be disheartening.

Students have a responsibility, too, of course. They also need to be encouraged to learn, to overcome whatever circumstances or difficulties they are in, and need to be in an environment that is conducive to learning. They have to deal with all sorts of bullying, peer pressure, and other issues that were not so prominent when many of us were growing up.

So, let’s pray together for our primary, secondary and university teachers and students. Also, let’s not leave out those who are homeschooling. As I’m learning very quickly, that’s not an easy job either – for the mom or dad doing the teaching or the children!

“Eternal God,
Bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively centers for sound learning,
new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn
may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”

(This prayer was found, and more prayers can be located, at churchyear.net.)

(Linked to Fearless Friday and the Kennedy Adventures!)

Comments

  1. I pray too for those that are in education,,especially of the Catholic Faith….Wanted to let you know that our priest has come back from his Sabbatical. PLEASE pray for him as he enters the ‘lions den’ and the ‘fiery furnace’..that God will give him the strength, the courage and the anointing to stand strong in the face of his enemies…We are having a pot luck lunch today (those of us that are blessed and thankful to God for bringing him back to us)…
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    • SimpleCatholic says:

      I will definitely offer prayers for him! God bless him for coming back to the parish. May God’s presence be a shield around him!

  2. Certainly all people who work with and shape our youth need prayers. After all children are our precious future and they are so impressionable.

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