School starts again in many places this week, and will start for everyone else in the days and weeks to come.
Please pray for all our teachers, and teachers you may know personally. If you have school-aged children, please add their teachers to your list.
Teachers are some of the hardest workers we have on the planet. And they are facing increasing administrative responsibilities and frustrating obstacles each year. This year they face more budget cuts, furlough days, larger class sizes and fewer resources. Frustration is a thread that runs through teachers and administrations alike in ever-increasing degrees.
We do have a number of excellent teachers who love their what they do and the kids they teach. But those numbers dwindle each school year.
Whether you have school age children or not, the best possible thing you could do for teachers, aside from praying, is volunteering at a local school. Volunteers don’t require special skills or college degrees. Any school would be thrilled to have people show up to help. Schools have so many needs. One hour a week of your time would be a blessing to any school. Not a moment of your time would be wasted. You will enjoy untold blessings and eternal rewards.
p.s. Sorry if this prayer request sounds as if I were standing on a soap box.