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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2022 Prayer for Graduates

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

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for enabling [name all graduates you know] to have the strength and discipline to make it to this milestone. I appreciate the knowledge You have given and allowed them to retain. Please direct the graduates I know to use what they have learned over these last years of school to represent You more effectively. 2 Corinthians 5:20a Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ.

Remind them that apart from You, they can do nothing. John 15:5c, “For without Me you can do nothing.” Whether they graduate this year or have graduated in the past, all of their accomplishments are ultimately credited to You. Direct the graduates I know not to get so wrapped up in achievement that they forget their true purpose in life; to become more like Christ, bring glory to You, and share the Gospel with others. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain in. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

I ask that You direct all the graduates to grow closer to You during this time of transition. Have Your Holy Spirit empower them to live out Joshua 1:9b Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Give them the ability to trust You no matter what their future brings. I believe that Your plans for them are good, and I desire that they would believe that as well.

Thank you for all of the work You have done in these graduates’ lives so far. Direct them to look expectantly for the work You will continue to do in their lives. Philippians 1:6b He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.