2023 Graduation Prayer for Self (if Recent Graduate), Loved One, or Friend

Author: Ali, Contributors: Elton Streyle and Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Sovereign Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to praise You for enabling (student’s name ____) to put in the hard work required to graduate. You say in Scripture, “whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to menColossians 3:23. Working hard not only helps graduates succeed, it also lets them bring glory and honor to You.

Remind them that whatever intelligence and work ethic was accomplished is a gift from You. Even though this season of school has ended, direct the graduates not to stop growing in godly knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

I thank You for all those who have come alongside the graduates to instruct them, and for the way You have given them the wisdom to discern truth from lies. As the graduates continue to grow in spiritual maturity in this new season of life, they will encounter more situations to test their discernment. I pray that You continue to enable them to make wise, godly decisions. Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Thank you for the excitement that comes with graduation. Encourage the graduates to trust You in the nervousness that comes with it.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Prayer For Graduates

gradAuthor: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Insert your graduate’s name in this prayer

It is through Jesus’ Name that I come to You, Heavenly Father, to thank You for all the years that You have given to (graduate’s name) ​and for the privilege he/s had of going to school and learning all that is required to be a graduate.

Thank you for the parents, loved ones, teachers and friends who have had a part in this accomplishment. “…and in a multitude of counselors there is safetyProverbs 24:6.

I ask that in this season of life (graduate’s name) would grow deeper in love with You. Show him/ her how to take all the knowledge acquired in school and use it wisely for Your honor and glory.

​I know that there are many challenges and tests ahead for (graduate’s name). I ask not that you spare him/her from all these events, but that You would show him/her how to cling to You through the ups and downs of life. Teach him/her to look to Your Word for answers, and not ​to the demeaning answers this world provides. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly placesEphesians 6:12.

Show (graduate’s name) that as he/she starts through the many phases of life that “…with God all things are possibleMatthew 19:26b. Thank you that by following God’s ways and receiving His power any and all obstacles can be overcome.

I bring this payer in Jesus’ wonderful and powerful Name, Amen.