I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it years ago when I started as a special education teacher. I am always praying before meetings, usually rosaries and Divine Mercy Chaplets on top of all my other morning prayers… and there are even times when I ask all my friends/prayer warriors to pray for me if I think a meeting may be a bit …hm… difficult. My husband says he prays a whole army of angels and saints surround me at my meeting.
Yeah! Makes me think of that Chris Tomlin song about the God of angel armies… at my side! Makes me feel that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”… I feel peaceful and courageous.
So recently a co-worker, friend and fellow Christian and I talked about writing a specific prayer for IEP meetings… so this is what I came up with:
Prayer Before an IEP Meeting
I thank you, Lord, for this glorious day
I thank you for my job as a special education teacher. I know this is the plan you have for me, help me be the best case coordinator I can be.
I thank you Lord for all my students. You placed them in my life for a reason. Help me to help them be successful.
I ask you to pour down your blessing, mercy and grace on ___________________’s IEP meeting today
I pray for peace, love, joy, courage, strength, protection, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and compassion during the meeting. Surround me with your heavenly angels, Lord
I pray that all goes well and my student gets the services and support he/she needs to be successful at (Name of school).
I thank you again, Lord, for this wonderful journey.
Help me be obedient to your Word, to serve you and live the gospel in my life.
In Jesus’ Name I pray
This makes me think… I should write more prayers… for all I do…