A prayer for education
You came to earth as a teacher,
Using stories to instruct.
You commended us to listen more than we speak.
Thank you for teaching us.
We pray for the teachers,
The mentors and wisdom bringers,
Who enable learning to happen.
We pray for the assistants and administrators;
The helpers who ensure the students can flourish.
We pray for the learners,
As they absorb new information,
Gain new skills and,
Discover their particular route through education.
We pray for schools, colleges,
Universities and all places of education around the world.
May they be safe places,
Filled with inspiration and aspiration.
We particularly pray for those who have disappeared from the education system,
Where circumstances have prevented them continuing,
Where schools remain closed,
Lord God, please make a way back to education for those children and young people.
We give you thanks and praise today for all in education
And ask that you protect and uphold each one of them.