The season of graduation and new beginnings can bring a mixed bag of emotions for many of us. Though it’s a time of great celebration and fresh starts, the letting go process can bring some pain too. Parenting is often just about that – a constant learning to let go; it’s a journey through the years. And whether they’re taking their next steps towards kindergarten, we’re watching them head off to college, or straight into their first big job, it can be difficult for us as parents.
But there’s hope. Our children are His. No matter where they go, or how old they are, they are in His care. They are in His hands. He has great purpose for them in this life and that's the very best place we can let them go. In a dark world, that can be hard sometimes. We often want to keep holding on, tightly. It’s a daily process to learn to let go, through all stages of parenting.
But as we entrust them straight into the care of our powerful and loving God, we can be assured that He sees, He knows, and is there with them, always. He is able to care for our most precious ones, even far better than we ever could on our own.
His hands are big. To carry. To hold. To protect. To cover. To lead. And He loves each one of them more than we could even imagine.
Never underestimate the importance of speaking His blessing and truth over the lives of your children, no matter what their ages. Prayer is so 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 on behalf of those we love. So we can send them out… covered in prayer, rich in blessing, with great hope and a future in store. Here are 10 prayers for the graduate.
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