Heavenly Father, thank you for the many students who have received Christ Jesus in the past. Please help these to walk in him, being rooted and established. Please help me as I teach them and encourage them to this end. May we be a group that abounds in thanksgiving. Lord, thank you for reconciling us to yourself and giving us peace. Thank you for shaping our character and transforming us into the likeness of your son. Help us to see the work you are doing in and around us and marvel at your grace.