Tuesday, May 31, 2005

A Blessing for Graduates

Image hosted by Photobucket.comEternal God,
in you we live,
and move,
and have our being.
In your will
we find our purpose,
and in your wisdom
we find our joy.

Bless these graduates
who have completed
a course of study
and now begin
a new part of their lives.

Let them not be troubled
about the past nor
anxious about the future,
but let them be concerned about the moment they must now live.

Strengthen their faith and ease their fears
that they may courageously follow your Spirit
and live fully the life you give them.

When doubt and confusion about their purpose surround them,
light their way and give them peace in your plan for them.
Let them use the gifts they have received in their studies
that they may become a source of inspiration
and blessing for the world.

And when each day is ended, give them delight in knowing
that the good work you have begun in them
shall come to completion in you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.