Prayers for Teachers and Students

As the new school year begins, we send out theses thoughts and prayers for the teachers and students that they may have a year filled with peaceful classrooms, engaged learning and joyous moments of accomplishment.

Photo Credit: Hippocrates lecturing to his students under the plane tree - via Wikimedia

From the Iroquois Thanksgiving Address

The Enlightened Teachers 

We gather our minds to greet and thank 
the enlightened Teachers who have come to help throughout the ages. When we forget how to live in harmony, 
they remind us of the way we were instructed to live as people. 
With one mind, we send greetings and thanks 
to these caring teachers. 

Now our minds are one. Aho!

Prayer for Students  
by Sr. Joan Chittister - Benedictine Sisters of Erie

May your journey 
through the universal questions of life 
bring you to a new moment of awareness. 
May it be an enlightening one. 

May you find embedded in the past, 
like all the students of life before you, 
the answers you are seeking now. 
May they awaken that in you 
which is deeper than fact, 
truer than fiction, 
full of faith. 

May you come to know 
that in every human event 
is a particle of the Divine 
to which we turn for meaning here, 
to which we tend for fullness of life hereafter. 



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