A Prayer for the High School Graduate

Ask God for guidance during this major life transition.

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A group of graduates throwing their caps in the air.

From the time a child is born we start marking their life with milestones: the first step, the first word, that teary first day of kindergarten. But high school graduation is a biggie; after all, it means our kids are often getting ready to fly the coop and leave us with an empty nest

So whether your child is headed off to college, to work or on some other type of adventure, seeking God’s guidance can help everyone move forward successfully with this rite of passage.  

Prayer for High School Graduate

Dear Lord, thank You for choosing me to parent my child; raising them has been one of my life’s greatest honors. As we reach this important milestone—high school graduation—I am full of pride as well as some trepidation.  I know that to everything there is a season and that this part of my parenting journey is coming to a close. God, help me to let go and focus on supporting my child through the next exciting phase of their life journey; protect them as they take this giant step forward into adulthood. Wrap them in your loving embrace and infuse them with hope and the knowledge to make good choices for their career and future relationships. Bring them closer to You. Oh merciful Father, I know that you have wonderful plans for my child—plans to prosper and not to harm—so show both of us how to trust in You more fully. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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