CBCP releases prayer for teachers

CBCP releases prayer for teachers

By CBCP News

September 26, 2018

Manila, Philippines

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has released a prayer for the country’s teachers.

The prayer, which was released on Sept. 21, just two weeks before the World Teachers’ Day, calls for the teachers to be blessed by God, and asks to “inspire them to touch the future.”

“They influence how big a dream we dream for ourselves,” part of the prayer reads.

The release of the prayer for Filipino educators is also in celebration of the National Teachers’ Month.

The CBCP asks that the special prayer be recited in the anticipated masses on Sept. 29 and in all Sunday masses on Sept. 30.

This year’s World Teachers’ Day falls on October 5, marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that recognizes the right to education as a social right and a responsibility.

This year’s theme, “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher,” aims to remind the global community that the right to education cannot be achieved without the right to be trained and be qualified teachers.

Here’s the full text of the prayer:

A PRAYER FOR TEACHERS

Giver of All Wisdom, Greatest of all Teachers,
Look upon our teachers with love

Grant them the resolve,
To nurture our eager minds
And to never give up on us who fall behind

Bless their hearts
For they rejoice when we succeed
And encourage us when we fail

Endow them with gentle patience
For the path of learning is never easy

Kindle a spirit of passion in them
It is the flame that ignites the love of learning in us

Help them see the potential in each student
Their belief in us means much more that the grade we make

Instill in them a commitment to keep on learning
It shows us to not fear new knowledge and experiences

Inspire them to touch the future
They influence how big a dream we dream for ourselves

Bless our teachers who have come before for their work endures to this day

Let the light of Your example shine upon all teachers:
To build up with their words
To love with their mind
To share with their heart

Amen.