Enable me to teach with wisdom, for I help to shape the mind.
Equip me to teach with truth, for I help to shape the conscience.
Encourage me to teach with vision, for I help to shape the future.
Empower me to teach with love, for I help to shape the world.
My cousin Katie (who is leaving today after an awesomely packed weekend visit) recently wrote: "There are fine lines between being patient, losing patience, patience wearing thin, and impatience. I just slid face first through all those lines." In honor of her, and everyone else who has ever lost her cool, the second prayer goes simply: "Please help me avoid a face plant today."