Prayer for April 13: Please pray with me. Teaching God, today we pray for teachers – the people who we entrust so much responsibility with each day. We entrust them with what we value the most – our children. Today we ask that you give teachers everything they need to not only do their job, but also to be an example for students. Give them wisdom to impart, patience, discernment, caring hearts, slow to anger and quick in praise. Ease their burdens and less the paperwork and requirements forced on them so they can carry out what they are called to do – create an environment where students can learn about life and be prepared to live that life with a thirst to continue learning after formal schooling is over. Amen.