By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager
This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Inspiration.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example
for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.”
-1 Timothy 4:12
Over the weekend, many people celebrated one of life’s most valued milestones; graduation.
Regardless of whether it was graduation from high school, college, or post-graduate studies, or if you were a graduate or a loved one was, graduation is a tremendous accomplishment to be proud of and celebrate.
Over the upcoming weeks, if you plan to celebrate a graduation, take a moment to also pray for the graduate.
In Gratitude, We Pray (1)
God of joy and hope, We thank you for this time of graduation.
Your spirit of wisdom has empowered our hard work
and discipline in such a way that our hunger for learning
has been nourished with knowledge, discovery, creativity, and determination.
As we prepare to walk across the stage to receive our diplomas,
let us walk in prayerful gratitude for the many blessings
that have made this moment real and filled with great potential.
In gratitude, we pray for our families
and the many who have sacrificed and
worked to see us to this hopeful moment.
God, even as we have faced challenges and accomplished much,
we understand that our lives move into a new chapter
where there will be more challenges to face and more
will be demanded of us in order to accomplish good things.
May your grace cover our anxieties and fears so that
we may stay encouraged about the future.
May your spirit guide us as we unfold the next chapters of our lives.
Help us to enliven hope in the world and bring good things to Your Kingdom.
And, may this celebration be a reflection of the blessings
that we find in knowing and loving you.
For this is the day that You have made. We are glad and rejoice in it!
- Author Unknown