A Prayer for the Year’s Beginning

A Prayer for the Year’s Beginning

Summer fades to fall;the freedom of the morning gives wayto the structure of the school day.Students who need me, administrators who demand of me,colleagues who help (or hurt) me.From all sides, I am pulled.Sometimes, I know not where;I know not the purpose.Yet, you...
Begin Your Day With Prayer

Begin Your Day With Prayer

Last week, I shared a prayer based on themes from Psalms that I intend to pray over my students this school year. To further encourage the link between the spiritual and the daily physical, I again sought the Psalms, this time seeking guidance for myself. As teachers,...
Praying the Psalms Over Your Students

Praying the Psalms Over Your Students

In the last year, I’ve determined that we far underestimate the power of prayer. Today, its lack of efficacy has even become a political chant: “thoughts and prayers are not enough.” The problem is two-fold. First, I do believe that we are called to...