Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022 by K-LOVE Pastors

8 Prayers for Graduates

Congratulations graduates! Graduation is an exciting milestone in our lives as we look back with friends and family and celebrate all we have accomplished. We are grateful to the Lord for giving us the ability to complete these lifelong goals, as He has undoubtedly empowered us with every breath through our educational journey. 

However, right after the celebration ends, it can also be a challenging transition season for some looking for a fulfilling career or furthering their education. So to help you navigate the next stage of your journey, we have provided scripture empowered prayers to set your focus in the right direction, which will alleviate the anxiety and stress that can easily overcome those in this stage of life.  

Jesus, I honor you as the supreme authority directing my steps through this life. As a good shepherd is consistently faithful to his sheep all his days, so you are loyal to guide me according to your will wherever you would lead. Today, I choose to submit myself to your leadership, and when I follow the way that you have for me, you delight yourself in the exact details of my life. Lord, I pray that my heart would be wide open to your wisdom, direction, and intentional discipleship through this season.

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

- Psalm 37:23 

 Lord, I pray that my trust in you would become more authentically wholehearted, as I recognize that you are always wholehearted in your love towards me. Nevertheless, with all the decisions to be made, I choose to make myself dependent on you and your wisdom. Therefore, I turn away from my own understanding and lean upon the perfect guidance of the Word of God.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

- Proverbs 3:5

Jesus, I declare that your will and your way is the best path for me to take. May my heart seek after you and follow the destiny and assignments you would have for me to accomplish. I’m looking for your path of righteousness, and I’m following your still small voice, which always leads me in faith and wisdom to best serve others.

Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. 

- Proverbs 3:6 

 I thank you, Lord, for the gift of being able to humble myself before you. I pray that I will learn to take the path of humility most often as I journey through life. As I choose to prefer others and turn away from self-promotion, I pray that my life will be patterned after the Lamb of God in thought, word, and deed. I let go of my own honor in this world in your presence, and I place my promotion entirely into your hands.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up in honor.

- James 4:10

 Father, I pray that my greatest boast before others may be in what you have done through your Son Jesus. I resist the urge to brag about myself, preferring to highlight your strength and ability in and through me. I give you all the honor and praise whenever you decide to use my skills for the glory of your Son in the earth.

As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.” 

- 2 Corinthians 10:17

Jesus, I pray that my life would bring forth much fruit for your glory. I choose to exchange my worries for your guaranteed faithfulness to me instead. I pray that your splendor would fascinate my heart so that the lure of wealth would dwindle in the light of your magnificence. May my heart desire the true vine above all things so that much fruit is produced.

but all too quickly, the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.

- Mark 4:19

Father, I give you my full permission to transform me into the image of your beloved Son. I intentionally surrender my whole life to you so that the system of this world has no room to change me. I pray for the day-to-day renewal of my mind by the power of your word. may I know and understand your will in all things.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

- Romans 12:2
 

Father, I pray that my niche in this life would be to know your Son, Jesus. As I commit my work and future endeavors to you, I set my heart on a course to know Jesus in-depth and with much clarity. May the actual substance, the wind in my sails, and the strength of my heart be in the ongoing experiential knowledge of your Son and how exceedingly powerful He is.

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

- Ephesians 6:10

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