Rev. Francis Daniel shares a song he wrote to honor and celebrate teachers as Bishop Ward offers a prayer for teachers and children.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
I invite your prayers with my own for teachers and for all educators as decisions are made about how students of all ages will return to school. Francis Daniel, a retired clergy member of our Annual Conference has written a beautiful tribute to teachers. Indeed, we celebrate all who teach.
Francis Daniel (singing)
So celebrate the teachers who have made us who we are,
who have brought us from a distance so far.
They told us of the things the world has in store
and taught us how to make it more.
Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, you were a teacher long ago in Galilee. As we remember your example, we pray for all who teach and for all who learn. May decisions be made in wisdom so that those who teach and those who learn may do so safely. This is our prayer for all students and for all educators. Amen.