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
Dear heavenly Father, it is wonderful to see Your plan of salvation unfolding through Scripture and to identify passages, like Psalm 91, that points us to the Jesus, the promised Messiah of Israel and Saviour of the world. We praise You that even though Jesus was fully God, He lived His life in total dependence on You, demonstrating to all You children that we are also to live of faith and trust in You as our Refuge, our Fortress and the God in Whom we trust implicitly. Father, there are many times I have failed to fly to You when faced with the overwhelming circumstances of life, but I pray that from this day forward I would live as Christ lived, in total dependence on Him just as He lived in total dependence on You - this I ask in Jesus' name and for His greater glory, AMEN.
Thank You Lord that no matter what circumstances invade my life, there is no evil or harm that the enemy can inflict on me, except as You permit for my eternal good and the glory of Your name. Thank You that as Your child my times are in Your hands and I pray that I may draw closer to You, day by day, and abide under the shadow of your protective wings of love, - in Jesus' name I pray. AMEN.
Thank You Father for Your goodness and mercy to me, and to all men, which is new every morning and for the wonderful answers to prayer for which I praise and glorify Your name.
Thank You that I have access to the throne of grace, to find mercy and grace to help in time of need and day by day I praise and thank You hear that You hear and answer the cries of my heart and supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory.
Thank You Lord for the simple things in life that we so often take for granted.. the sun and stars; the flowers and trees; our daily food and clothing; my home and family and the peace and joy that comes from knowing You.
Thank You also for sharing in my sorrows and joys; and for the sufficient grace and strength that we receive day by day and thank You Lord for dying for me on the cross as my Redeemer – paying the price for my sins so that I may have Your life and live with You in heaven forever. May my heart be truly thankful and may I live my life in a manner that is pleasing to You to Your honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray,