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
Loving Father I know that my strength can only be found in Christ. Help me, I pray, to trust implicitly in the power that I can only receive from my Lord, Christ Jesus – so that I may truly rise above all the difficulties of life and run with patient-endurance the race that is set before me, looking unto Jesus, Who is my only source of strength and my only means of refreshment, in His name if pray, AMEN.Source: Verse of the day for Isaiah 40:31