A Graduation Prayer for My Daughter

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Near the end of this post awaits a graduation prayer for my daughter. There are a few helpful Bible verses, too. But they’re not just for her. This prayer and these scriptures are for your daughter, too. This year. And next year. And the year after that. 🙂

Those daughters we love are ready for life’s next chapter. Are we ready to send them?

Use these words or comment below with your own and we’ll set our children (aka graduates) before the King. Because there, at His feet, they will find solid footing for life on this ever-changing earth. But our God remains unchanging through the ages. Hallelujah!

What to Say to a Graduating Daughter

There have been a few times this year I’ve wanted to toss my hands up in the air. I probably have, to be honest.

Beka graduates this year, and organizing her ceremony and party amid a virus outbreak feels a little like playing a carnival game of whack-a-mole. She finally tossed aside the idea of a party, and I’m okay with that. Will she regret it later? Let’s hope not.

But even in an “easy” year, finding those right words–knowing what to say to that special graduating daughter–proves about as easy as licking peanut butter clean from the top of the mouth in one swoop. (I dare you. Try it. But for goodness sake, don’t choke or suffocate, okay?! So maybe don’t really try it. Just trust me.)

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Most graduating young adults wear their excitement in their beautiful, ear-to-ear grim. But some hide, a fear of the unknown or lost hope directing them. Thank goodness perfect love casts out all fear.

God salves those wounds. He clears the way for hope. He opens the door for courage to walk straight into our lives. And He does it all with love. So grab His Word and wield it well in conversation with your graduating daughter. Bible-thumping aside, it won’t return void.

Bible Verses for the Graduate

Here are three Bible verses that are appropriate for graduates. Write them in cards, send them in an email or letter. Or, simply offer them in conversation.

  • 1 Timothy 4:12 WEB
    “Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.”
  • Colossians 1:17 WEB
    “He is before all things, and in him all things are held together.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7 WEB
    “In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.”
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