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student in graduation robes

student in graduation robes

Graduation prayer for college or university
(suitable for graduating students to say)

Lord God,
Thank you for this special day.
Be with us as we celebrate the achievements of our studies.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord God,
Thank you for this opportunity to learn and grow.
Be with us as we go on to weave more of your truth into our lives.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

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.

Lord God,
Thank you for your hope and grace.
May you be with us all, helping us each day to walk more closely with you.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Opening prayer for a high school graduation
(an invocation prayer)

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.


Graduation benediction prayer

(a closing blessing)

On this your day of graduation may God's blessing rest upon you. May his love light up your life. May hope spring from your hearts as you look towards tomorrow. May your days be filled with great adventures and discoveries, and may you live, love and give of your best to the glory of our eternal Father.


pink celtic frame

celtic frame

Short Graduation Blessing

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.


Closing Graduation Blessing

"May the Road Rise Up to Meet You" is an uplifting song based on an ancient Celtic blessing, suitable for closing a graduation ceremony with:-

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lyrics in this video

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

May the road rise up to meet you
And the wind be on your back
May the sun shine warm upon you
And the rain fall gently down

May God hold you, ever hold you
May God hold you, in the palm of His hand
Gently hold you, come enfold you
May God hold you, in the palm,
The palm of His hand

May the stars come out to greet you
As you lie your head to rest
May the moonlight smile upon you
And your dreams be ever blessed

(based on an ancient celtic blessing)
Words & music by Neil Haydock & Julie Palmer © 2012 Capernaum Publishing.
CCLI song #6425162

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