The following prayer comes from the Notre Dame Book of Prayer (Ave Maria Press 2010), an excellent collection of prayers for various occasions that speaks to the experience and needs of students and teachers alike.
Prayer for Teachers
Jesus, you taught with words and by example —
but always out of love.
Please guide me during this school day
to create a positive learning environment for my students.
Give me strength to meet the needs of my diverse learners.
Give me patience when moments are trying.
Give me creativity to develop engaging lessons.
Give me humility to recognize when my students are teaching me.
And give me a loving heart
so that I may always teach out of love, just as you did.
— by Meredith McCarthy