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11 Inspirational Graduation Prayers for High School

Graduating from high school is a big leap in one’s life. These great inspirational graduation prayers for high school will help to encourage focus and progression in the future.

Prayer #1

Lord God,

We ask for your almighty hand to be upon all those who graduate today. Bless their lives from this day on with goodness and love.
Help them to stay true to their dreams, to use their gifts wisely, and to walk into the future with faith, hope, and great love.

Amen.

Prayer #2

Dear Lord,

May this graduation day be a celebration of your life within us.
We give you all the learning, the skills and the hard work of these years.
We pour out our gifts into your hands. May we hold this memory in our heart as we continue on our adventure!

Father, may we live a life that reveals your hope and be guided in everything we do by your everlasting truth.

Amen.

Prayer #3

May God’s blessing follow you all as you find new journeys to travel. May you walk safely along the pathways of your dreams.
May his gentle hand guide the decisions you will make and the passions that you follow.
May your hearts and lives always reflect his love and truth,
And may hope be a light within you that you carry into each new day.

Amen.

Prayer #4

Dear God,

Today we join with heaven as we celebrate and give thanks for every student here. Thank you that each one is unique and brimming with potential.
Thank you for leading them in their learning, for keeping them safe as they studied, and for watching over them in their final exams.
We pray that they may all feel proud this day and enjoy sharing their achievements with family and friends. May today be a memory that burns bright within them as they embark on life’s great adventure.

Amen.

Prayer #5

Lord God,
Thank you for the beautiful world you have created.
Come be with us as we go out and discover our place within it.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Prayer #6

Father,
I have knowledge, so will You show me now,
How to use it wisely and find a way somehow
To make the world I live in a little better place,
And make life with its problems a little bit easier to face.
Grant me faith and courage and put purpose in my days,
And show me how to serve Thee in effective ways.
So my education, my knowledge and my skill
May find their true fulfillment as I learn to do Thy will.
And may I ever be aware in everything I do,
That knowledge comes from learning, and wisdom comes from You.

Amen.

Prayer #7

Almighty God,

Thank you for your love, risen from the grave and freely offered for us all.
Thank you for this special day, and for all the students who are assembled here.
May they feel a sense of achievement in their qualification and great excitement about their future.

Come take their skills and gifts that we celebrate today.
May each student know your presence in their lives and understand how to use their abilities for your glory and kingdom.
And may they all continue to live lives of learning and discovery, and in doing so bring great blessings to the world.

Amen.

Prayer #8

Father God, we thank you for these graduating students. We pray that you will give them direction, purpose, and perseverance as they enter the next phrase of their lives. Give them clearness of mind to move forward into the plans and purposes that You have for them. May these young people gain wisdom from You and have discernment for proper behavior.

Raise up Christian mentors for these graduates so they have someone who holds them accountable for their actions. We pray that they will rise above ungodly behaviors and have the boldness to stand up for what is right wherever they work, study, or socialize. Give them wisdom to spend their time and money wisely. Grant them success for their efforts at every turn and guide their feet to follow Your ways. May they be eager to do good and not evil all the days of their lives. Use them in might ways, Dear Father. In Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #9

Lord, we thank you for the wonderful gifts and talents that we have celebrated here today.
May God’s blessing surround us all as we leave now to continue our celebrations with family and friends.

Amen.

Prayer #10

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

Prayer #11

God, thank you for all you do for me. You have stood beside me, carrying me all these years, and I pray that you continue to be with me as I head into this new time in my life. I know there is a ton of activity with graduation, the parties, and more, but please never let me be distracted from what has really gotten me through high school – you.

I pray that I continue to feel your presence and have your strength with me as I head off into my future ventures. I ask for your guidance and discernment as I face complicated decisions and grow into the Christian you desire me to be.

I also ask that you bestow your blessings and love over my friends and family as we go through a time of transition. I ask that you keep us safe. I ask that you make sure we feel loved and protected. Lord, I ask for the words to say that let them know they are cared for and that I appreciate them.

And Lord, I thank you for being here with me in this time. I do not know what the future brings, but you do. I pray for the confidence to go after your plans for me with all my heart. I thank you for giving me the opportunities to fulfill those plans.

Thank you, Lord. In Your Name, Amen.

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