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
Father God I know that my love is weak and cold by comparison with Your yearning heart of love towards me, which is expressed in the incredible gift of the Lord Jesus as my Substitute and Saviour. I want to love You more and more with every facet of my life, in thought and word and deed - spirit, soul and body. Pour into my heart Your holy love that I may be used as a channel of blessing, through whom Your precious love flows out to those that I meet today – in Jesus' name I pray. AMEN.Source: Verse of the day for Mark 12:30