This season of new beginnings, fresh starts, and graduations can bring a mixed bag of emotions for many of us. Though it’s a time of great celebration, the process of letting go might bring some pain or uncertainty too. Whether our kids are just now taking their next steps out of kindergarten, or we’re watching them head off to college, life transitions can sometimes be difficult for us as parents.
But here’s a hopeful reminder: our children are His. No matter where they go or how old they are, they are in God’s care. And He has great purpose for them in this life.
It’s a daily process to keep learning to let go, bit by bit, through every stage of parenting. But as we entrust those we love straight into the care of our powerful and loving God, we can be assured that He sees, knows, and is there with them, always.
May we never underestimate the importance of speaking His blessing and truth over the lives of our children, no matter what their ages. Prayer is powerful and God’s words are true. He promises in Isaiah 55:11 that His word will never return empty without accomplishing great things. He reminds us that He hears our prayers and is always at work on our behalf and in the lives of those we love. So we can send them out, covered in prayer, rich in His blessing, with great hope for all that God has in store.
Here are eight prayers for blessing and hope that we can pray over our graduates.
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