A TEACHERS PRAYER
After being interviewed by the school administration the prospective teacher said....
'Let me see if I've got this right.'
'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their distruptive behvior, Observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, Censor theirT-shirt messages,and instill in them a love of learning.
'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually diseases, and raise their sense of self-esteem and personal pride.'
'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.'
'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of anti-social behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.'
'You want me to provide them with an equal education regard less of their
handicaps and communicate regularly with their parents in English,Spanish, any other language by letter, telephone, e-mail,cell phone-'
'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a black board, a bulleton board- a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.'
'You want me to do all this and then you tell me------
I CAN'T PRAY'
Contributed by my friend the late SDA Pastor Tom Kopko- and his sister Ruth
Noted in his health magazine 'GOD'S PHYSICIAN'
THE KNOTS PRAYER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES
PLEASE UNTIE THE KNOTS THAT ARE IN MY MIND, MY HEART AND MY LIFE.
REMOVE THE HAVE NOTS,THE CAN NOTS AND THE DO NOTS THAT I HAVE IN MY MIND.
ERASE THE WILL NOTS, MAY NOTS, MIGHT NOTS THAT MAY FIND A HOME IN MY HEART.
RELEASE ME FROM THE COULD NOTS, WOULD NOTS AND SHOULD NOTS THAT OBSTRUCT MY LIFE
AND MOST OF ALL,
I ASK THAT YOU REMOVE FROM MY MIND, MY HEART AND MY LIFE...
ALL OF THE 'AM NOTS' -
THAT I HAVE ALLOWEDTO HOLD ME BACK, ESPECIALLY THE THOUGHT-
THAT I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH,
AUTHOR KNOWN TO GOD
"IF YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY,
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IT WELL ENOUGH"....