With great joy, we thank you for each of these young men and women and for the wonderful blessing they have been among us. By graduating, each one has achieved a significant milestone by your grace and his or her perseverance and hard work. This is a time to celebrate with them, and we do so with gladness. But graduation marks not only the ending of one phase of life, but a beginning of something new.
Your Word reminds us that “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Our journeys, no matter how meticulously and faithfully we plan them, are ultimately in your hands, often with unforeseen twists and turns. Therefore, we gratefully acknowledge your loving and sovereign control over the futures of our graduates, asking you to establish their steps and bring them safely to the destinations you have marked out for them.
So, please, Father, encourage these young people to glorify your Son, Jesus, in how they use and develop their gifts, in how they invest their time, and in the work they do and the friendships they make. Let them, in the power of your Spirit, seek first your kingdom, experiencing daily your promise that “all these things” will be added to them. Let them love your Word and your people. Let them grow into full Christian assurance and maturity, proving your faithfulness in their lives. And let them, as your Word says, “shine as lights in the world,” as they share the Savior’s love with all who need Him.
And now, Heavenly Father, may these young men and women experience to the full the grace of the Aaronic Blessing:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.
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