A Teacher’s New Year Prayer

Last Saturday, my mom went home to be with the Lord. She joined First Baptist Church in Lexington, Tennessee in 1962 and begin teaching a class two weeks after joining.

She taught her Sunday School Classes faithfully for almost 50 years.

Every Saturday morning when I woke up, I would find my mom at the kitchen table making her final preparations for her lesson. She always prepared an outline and handout for her students. Many of the people who came to show their respect for my mom, would share that she had been there Sunday School teacher. They would share how their lives had been touched by my Mom.

As we were looking through her Bible, we found this prayer that she had wrote. I share with you today in honor and memory of my Mom.

 A Teacher’s New Year Prayer

 Give Us, dear Lord, throughout the New Year

A sense of your presence each day

May we trust that you are here with us

And will be each step of the way.

Help us, dear Lord, to be patient and kind

When things seem to go the wrong way

May we seek your wisdom in each circumstance

Andy trust you to guide what we say.

Bless us, dear Lord, with your Spirit of Love

Give us love for each student we teach

And may in our lives they see Jesus

And in us see His love and His peace.

Thank you, dear Lord, for the privilege we have

Of knowledge and truth to impart

May we make a difference in lives this year

As we teach from our head and our heart.

 Nell Miller





About drmarkmiller

I serve as the Sunday School, Discipleship, Small Groups Specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention
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1 Response to A Teacher’s New Year Prayer

  1. Beautiful. Inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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