A Parent’s Prayer For Our Graduates, the Class of 20172 min read

by Steve & Julia Smucker
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Heavenly Father,

Thank you for bringing us to this special day. It is with incredible awe that we reflect on the journey of our children from birth to today’s graduation. It seems like just yesterday, when our children were young, that we felt utterly inadequate to be good parents.

Then you reminded us that these little ones are Yours and You gave us grace for every moment.

We wondered how to hold them but You reminded us we are all in Your hands.

We questioned how will we provide for them but Your Word tells us that we don’t have to worry because You meet all our needs.

We could not always protect them but You are our refuge and fortress and we trust in You.

We wonder what their future holds but You remind us that we don’t need to understand everything along the way because You Lord direct our steps.

Days like today, when we find it difficult to let go, we realize how fast our parenting season is coming to an end.Sovereign God, we pause today to remember that You are our protector, our provider, our Savior, our everything. We don’t know what the future holds – but Lord You do. We can’t always be there – but Lord You are. We make our plans but You Lord determine our steps. For you, Oh Lord, watch over the path of the Godly.

So Heavenly Father, today as our children are becoming adults we humbly request:

  • Your peace in the midst of the storms.
  • Your strength in our weakness.
  • Your wisdom to light our path.

Lord, guide and protect our children. We commit these new graduates to Your work and we take this opportunity to pray a special blessing directly over our kids.

Graduates as you leave here today we pray:

  • For discretion to protect you and keep you pure.
  • May you always remain humble and kind.
  • May uprightness and truth be what you defend.
  • May God’s light that’s within you shine into the darkness.
  • May your spirit grow bold for God’s calling on your life.
  • May you never forget the Biblical truths imparted to you here at Dayspring.

As you rest in God’s care, we rest in the knowledge that God has your best in mind. He loves you even more then we do. Lord, we acknowledge our complete dependance on You. We commit our children to Your care.

In the Holy name of Jesus we pray.