Teacher’s Prayer Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Teacher’s Prayer Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by James J. Melcalf. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of The New Assistant, Fight Manju Fight and Stone Soup in Bohemia so, you can check these posts as well.

Teacher’s Prayer Questions & Answers

Question 1: Complete the summary of the poem.


The teacher wants to teach her students how to lead their life nicely on this earth, how to overcome the struggle and strife that one faces and how to improve their worth.

She doesn’t want her students to have only bookish knowledge. What is more important is that they should be able to choose the proper path. They should be able to distinguish between right from wrong as well as appreciate the beauty of nature.

She feels that she’ll have done her duty sincerely if she can teach the children to develop wisdom and grace.

Finally, she prays to God to guide her in making this world full of individuals who have character, confidence and happiness of heart.

Question 2: Select an appropriate title for each stanza from the choices given below.
[a satisfied soul, a prayer, the guiding force, correct judgments]


Stanza 1 – Guiding force

Stanza 2,3 – Correct judgements

Stanza 4 – A satisfied soul

Stanza 5 – A prayer

Question 3: In the poem, the teacher wants to teach her students ‘improve their worth’.

(a) What does the expression ‘improve their worth’ mean?

Answer: It means how a teacher guides and motivates the students to realize and understand their true potential.

(b) How can students ‘improve their worth’?

Answer: The students can improve their worth by realizing and understanding their true potential and by working on it and by overcoming all the obstacles with the guidance and motivation of the teachers.

Question 4: In the poem, the teacher wants that her students should be able to make a distinction between the right and the wrong. Why is it important for us to tread the righteous path?

Answer:  We want to achieve great heights or success very fast and, in that bargain, we choose wrong means which is not only short-lived but also devastating. Hence, it is necessary to tread on a righteous path as we are guaranteed with sure shot success which is not only long-lived but also fulfilling and will definitely lead you to a good life.

So, these were Teacher’s Prayer Questions & Answers.