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Simple Prayers for Graduates

We are just a few weeks away from the high school graduation of my beautiful niece and god-child. Lydia is a brilliant student with a unstoppable passion for animals, especially horses. When she was younger, her southern drawl made my name, “Aunt Jen,” last for at least 30 seconds. My heart soars every time I think about it. Today, I treasure her quick wit, tender hugs, big dreams, and her knack for keeping it real.

lydia senior pic

I am looking forward to seeing who she becomes and where she goes in life. My greatest hope is that she experiences the wonder of God’s relentless love for her, the comfort of His constant presence, and the power of His Word to guide and heal her along the way. I’ve written these simple prayers to pray over her and formatted them so that you can use them to pray for the graduates you love.

God, as __________ enters this new season of life, I ask You to establish ____ by helping _____ roots go deep into Your love. (Ephesians 3:17)

God, help ______ bring all ___ questions and decisions about the future to You with great faith that You will cause ___ plans to success. (Proverbs 16:3)

God, help _______ to maintain a humble life recognizing You as the source of ____ brilliance and accomplishments. I trust You to inspire others to honor _____. (James 4:10)

God, be the guardian of _______’s  heart so the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire to fit in do not distract ___ from living Your Way. (Mark 4:19)

God, help _________ resist fear and continually choose the strength and courage that comes with trusting You are with ____. (Isaiah 41:10)

God, empower ________ to choose a life of steadfast love and faithfulness so ____ will find favor with You and people and enjoy a good reputation. (Proverbs 3:3-4)

God, as ______ stretches her wings, I ask that You counsel  ____ to walk uprightly in all her endeavors. (Ephesians 5:8)

God, grant ________ faithful friends who counsel ____ according to Your Word and love ___ enough to correct ____ when needed.  (Proverbs 27:6)

God, appoint wise influencers to _______’s life so ____ will be prepared for the challenges ahead. (Proverbs 13:20)

God, I praise You for Your unlimited resources, and I ask You to use them to give ___________ inner strength to persevere. (Ephesians 3:16)

God, I ask You to equip _____ to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry in _____ work and personal relationships. (James 1:19)

God, I know ________ will not be immune to trials and temptations, but I trust You to keep _____ under the shelter of Your wing. Help _____ trust You as _____ refuge. (Psalm 91:4)

God, I know that ________ can experience Your perfect peace when ____keeps ____ mind focused on You. Let Your Holy Spirit guide ____ to depend on You in this way. (Isaiah 26:3)

God, help _________ seek You first in prayer especially when the pressures of efficiency and productivity are looming. (Matthew 6:33)

God, I am confident that Your mighty power is at work in  ________ to accomplish more than I can ask or imagine. Let it be so, Lord, for Your glory and honor, Lord. (Ephesians 3:20)

In Jesus, I pray believing You are able to do all these things and more for _______. Amen

Are you looking for the perfect prayerful graduation card? I’ve got two in my collection I would love for you to consider. Every purchase from my website supports Family Relationship Center, a non-profit ministry helping writers like me produce and deliver marriage and family resources to local communities and churches. These cards printed on high quality paper and sized perfectly to fit in a 5×7 frame. Perfect for a dorm room wall or bulletin board.


With this card, you can show your graduate your prayerful desire for his/her successful future.The front of this card features a copy of one of my original angel paintings reminding your graduate of God’s angelic army of helpers. The back offers the following prayer, a space to write your personal message, and the Scripture verse that inspired the prayer. (see below).

Prayer: May God give you all that you need to be successful.

Scripture: The Lord, in whose presence I have lived, will send his angel with you and will make your mission successful. Genesis 24:40b (NLT)

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success prayer greeting card


This card features another one of my original angels on the front with a prayer, a place to write, and Scripture on the back. With the following prayer and Scripture, this card will inspire your graduate to join you in trusting God for his/her direction :

Prayer: May God give you the specific direction you need for this part of your journey.

Scripture: As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “God south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza. Acts 8:26 (NLT)

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prayer greeting card

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About Jennifer O. White

I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.