Educator Recognition Sunday

Saturday prayers.

On Sunday during worship, we are honoring those who educate us. In honor of those who have impacted us with their guidance and knowledge. Take a moment and pray this litany in honor of the Master Teacher:

  • 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:
  • Left: Master
  • Right: Teacher
  • All: Amen!

Adapted from “How to Train Volunteer Teachers” (Abingdon Press, 1991).

It can be found at this website: http://www.buildfaith.org/2011/08/25/a-litany-for-teachers/

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