Parent’s Prayer Of Gratitude on Graduation Day

Heavenly Father, the past few years seem to have sped by and here we are preparing for the graduation of our precious child.. who not so long ago was a helpless babe in our arms.
 
 Thank You for this child that You gave us to care for and nurture and as they face the unknown future we pray that You would draw very close to them and lead and guide in the days that lie ahead.
 
Our own hearts are a mixture of contrasting emotions: - pride in their achievement and concern for their future well-being. But we do pray that this graduation ceremony would be a special time of celebration and that nothing would mar the joy and excited anticipation we are feeling.. despite the inevitable tinges of apprehension.
 
As our child reaches this important milestone in their life we ask for Your continued presence to lead and to guide in all things.. and as they step out into the unknown world of new responsibilities and life-challenges, we finally hand them completely over into Your safe-keeping and ask that Your presence will accompany them and that they continue to grow in grace and draw ever closer to You with each passing day – this we ask in Jesus name
 
Amen

“A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”
“Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.”
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”
“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,”
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;”
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
“Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.”
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”
“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
“The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:”
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