Ms. Perretta - 2nd Grade

A Teacher's Prayer

I want to teach my students how to live this life on earth

To face its struggles and its strife and improve their worth

Not just the lesson in a book or how the rivers flow

But how to chose the proper path wherever they may go

To understand eternal truth and know the right from wrong

And gather all the beauty of a flower and a song

For if I help the world to grow in wisdom and in grace

Then I shall feel that I have won and I have filled my place

And so I ask your guidance, God that I may do my part

For character and confidence and happiness of heart.

(taken from a prayer card printed in Italy)