a blog for teachers who follow the Master Teacher
Join us for our third sore knees challenge, a week before the throne, starting today and ending next Wednesday, May 11.
Our focus this week is on the “loved by Yahweh” we encounter in our classrooms and lives. They may be the marginalized, those labeled “outsider” or “unsafe,” or ones without advocate or Advocate. Whoever they are, Yahweh loves them, and so we love them too, intentionally, personally, and before the Throne.
What you see below is an entry in our teacher lectionary. Each entry lists ideas and passages to inspire your lifting. The four sections of our lectionary include:
References are linked to passages. Other links will take you to songs.
Your glorious riches supply all our needs. (Philippians 4:19)
Be merciful to me a sinner. (Matthew 9:9-13)
Remember that I am but dust.
You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.
I intercede for my students and colleagues. May they know that they are “loved by Yahweh” as You:
Remember that they are but dust. Be gracious toward them and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.
I arise today, through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to secure me
against snares of devils,
against temptations of vices,
against inclinations of nature,
against everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in my classrooms, Christ at my desk,
Christ in my planned speech, Christ in my idle talk,
Christ in the heart of every student who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every colleague who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of all creation.