It’s that time of year where seniors are rejoicing, and mommas are starting to panic.
Admittedly, It’s hard for me to think about my littles graduating from high school and college.
Although, I know my sweet little girl snuggled in her lambie swing will one day don a cap and gown. And my wild boy, who’s currently snuggled up with Daddy in bed, will walk across the stage to get his diploma.
They say ‘don’t blink;’ it goes by fast.
Well, I have a few blinks before I get to that point, but my momma and so many others don’t this month.
One of my baby brothers is graduating from high school this weekend, and my mom is struggling. Apparently launching your kids out into the real world never gets easier, not even number 4.
I’ve been told sending your child off to college, the military, and/or the workforce makes you reflect on what you did right and wrong in your parenting.
Did I teach them the right things?
Will they be able to wash their own clothes?
Did I instill in them a strong work ethic?
Do they know how much I love them?
And most importantly, do they love Jesus?
Our 18 years of directly pouring into their lives may be coming to an end, but, mommas, we know there is nothing more powerful than prayer.
So here are eight Scriptures to share with and pray over your graduate.
Scripture to Pray over Your Graduate
To Remember What You’ve Taught Them
“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.” – Proverbs 1:8-9
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” – Colossians 2:6-7
To Seek God For Guidance
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6
To Live Set Apart
“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12
“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ” – Philippians 1:9-10
To Delight in the Lord
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” – Philippians 4:4
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,” – Colossians 3:23
Whether you have a child or loved one graduating this year or not, will you join me in praying for all the graduates?
Heavenly Father, we humbly come before You with open hands thanking you for the privilege to love and shape these graduates. As we send them out into the world, we ask of You to watch over them and guide them. May they never forget what we taught them about You and Your Word. We pray that they will always seek You for guidance and choose Your Will and Your Way over the world’s. Don’t let them forget who they are in Christ. And may they always find joy in You. When they fail, when life gets hard may they rejoice because they are Yours. We humbly ask all of this in Your Son’s name. Amen.
Sweet mommas, who are sending pieces of your heart out into the world, I am praying for your heart, too.
You’ve done a great job. Now it’s time to trust God and keep loving your people well.
Go love well.
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