Prayers for Teachers and Students
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!
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.