Praying for Teachers
This litany can be used at a worship service or training session for teachers and volunteers. Simply divide your group into two halves, and pray the litany as follows:
Leader: Jesus was a Master Teacher
Left: His disciples called him rabbi
Right: which means teacher.
All: We call Jesus Master and Teacher.
Leader: Jesus taught using a variety of methods:
Left: By bringing a child into the midst of adults,
Right: By writing in the sand,
Left: By telling stories, asking questions,
Right: By leading by example.
Leader: Jesus told vivid stories:
Left: Of a man attacked by thieves,
Right: Of finding lost coins, lost sheep and lost sons.
Leader: Jesus taught with examples that were familiar:
Left: About lamps, salt, and leaven,
Right: About sheep and shepherds,
All: About seeds, vines, bread, and wine.
Leader: Jesus took time away from the crowds:
Left: To pray,
Right: To be with friends,
All: To be refreshed and renewed.
Leader: Jesus challenged his hearers to commitment:
Left: “Sell all that you have and give to the poor.”
Right: “Turn the other cheek.”
All: “Follow me.
Leader: Jesus fulfilled his purpose
Left: to reveal God’s love
Right: and to help us respond to God’s love.
Leader: Thanks be to God for Jesus:
Adapted by Sharon Ely Pearson, from "How to Train Volunteer Teachers" (Abingdon Press, 1991).