World Teachers’ Day Prayers

October 5 Marks World Teachers’ Day. The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, re-imagining the future”. The United Nations (UNESCO) presented this theme for teacher’s day in respect of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are some resources for this day

Dear Jesus, We thank you as you walk with us on the path of learning and teaching. We are grateful for your healing presence in this time of disease. We are comforted by your peace in the storms of our life. We are inspired by your wisdom and truth. We are awed as you point out the beauty of our path. We are strengthened by your commitment to healing our wounded planet. We are enlightened to become models of integrity. So that we will not be afraid of the gloom,  that we will be beacons of hope reflecting your love to the students we serve in Your name, Amen.

+Loving God,
You came among us as a teacher, healer and saviour.
On this World Teacher’s Day, bless your teachers
Help them become even more joyful disciples and profound echoes of your wisdom,
Bless our teachers with the gifts of Your truth, beauty and goodness.
Bless them with integrity, so that they bring Your words to life.
Bless them with courage and perseverance to walk the paths You have laid out.
We pray in the name of Jesus
who knows all too well the challenges and joys of being a teacher,


UNESCO World Teachers’ Day Site

Prayer for World Teachers’ Day from Brant Haldimand Norfolk CDSB

Prayer for World Teachers’ Day from York CDSB

Prayer for World Teachers’ Day by Dr. Anthony Cuschieri (Former CARFLEO Executive member)

Gracious God stay with us
with your enabling Spirit,
guiding us as we lead our students
towards your kingdom.
We accomplish in our lifetime
only a fraction of the magnificent work
of your creation.
We lay foundations
that will need further development.
We plant seeds that one day will grow;
we water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise;
we provide yeast that produces
effects far beyond our capabilities.
This is what we are about.
We cannot do everything
and we feel liberated by this realization.
Our work may be incomplete
but it is a beginning,
a step along the way,
an opportunity for your Grace
to enter and do the rest.
Keep us faithful to your mandate
to love and serve others
as your son Jesus has taught us.
(Adapted from Archbishop Oscar Romero’s “Creating the Church of Tomorrow”)

You are the Light of the World . A prayer service for teachers from Renfrew CDSB that can be adapted for the needs of World Teachers’ Day

Seton Campus Ministries: World Teachers’ Day

Edmonton Catholic Schools: World Teachers’ Day Prayer

Hamilton-Wentorth CDSB World Teachers’ Day

Regina Catholic Schools Elementary and Secondary Prayers for World Teachers’ Day

Ottawa Catholic DSB Article and Prayer

Lords prayer words: Prayers for Teachers

See also Prayer Resources on CARFLEO

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