You, O Lord, are my strength, my
patience, my light, and my counsel.
It is you who touch the hearts of
the children entrusted to my care.
Abandon me not to myself for one
moment. For my own guidance and
that of my students, grant me the spirit
of wisdom and understanding, the
spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit
of knowledge and piety, the spirit of a
holy fear of you and an ardent zeal to
procure your glory. I unite my efforts to
those of Jesus Christ, and I beg the Most Blessed Virgin, Saint
Joseph, the Guardian Angels, and Saint John Baptist de La Salle
to protect me this day in the performance of my duties.