Prayers for Evangelical Believers:
Homeschooling Graduation Ceremony
by Ed Vasicek
Dear God and Father,
We honor You today as we honor these graduates Who fear Your Name and Who love you dearly. We thank You that Your Son was called Rabbi, teacher. He taught us to make disciples by teaching the nations.
Your word also instructs parents to teach their children. Thank you, Lord, that we live in a land where we have the freedom to implement this command in the fullest and most extensive sense. Thank you, Lord, for the parents who have given of themselves to instruct their children in both matters of heaven and matters of earth.
The young people graduating today have worked hard. The task has not always been easy, but, by your grace, they have studied and read and written and learned. We believe that they have not only learned facts, but we also believe that they have learned how to think. Not only have they learned how to think, but we trust they have learned how to think using your value system and the priorities you announce in Your Word. We believe they are ready to move forward into the next phase of your plan for their lives.
At this point, Lord, there is a fork in the road. Some will head toward college, others toward a military career, others toward a trade or seek employment; others are yet undecided. This fork has many prongs, just as You, Sovereign Lord, have unique plans for each life. Thank You that You are Lord of the Universe AND Lord of the Individual.
So we release each young man, we release each young woman—to Your direction. For some, your will may appear hidden, just as it was for Abraham when you simply told him to leave his country for one God would eventually show him. For others, your will has been pinpointed, just as the Savior told His disciples that He came to give His life a ransom for many. Whether Your will is clear or not, we pray that each graduate's priority would be to seek Your direction and follow it wholeheartedly.
We ask for Your blessing upon each graduate in attendance this afternoon, because Your Word tells us that "unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." Send angels to protect them, Your Spirit to direct them, and illuminate Your Word to guide them. We pray in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
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