Quality education is the cornerstone of a nation. That this cornerstone fit perfectly into the foundation on which this country is built is not only a desire but a necessity. As the surveyors, carpenters, and masons named on the God-entrusted contract we hold in our hands, it becomes our job to make available the best tools possible to each and every child. They look to us with hope and trust. They are our building apprentices. Their final achievement level is our challenging task. May we approach it with love and justice for all.
God of Learning, may I recognize and accept with gratitude the job you have given me to do in being a part of educational reform in my nation. Amen.
Island Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Wheeling, West Virginia