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Blessing of Graduates

Eternal 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 yesterday, nor anxious about tomorrow, but let them live fully this day which you have made.

Strengthen their faith in you and in the talents you have given them that they may courageously follow your Spirit and do your will wherever they go.

When doubt and confusion about their purpose surround them, light their way and give them peace in your plan for them.

When new doors and opportunities open before them, lead them to make good choices on behalf of those most in need.

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.


(Diana Macalintal from her book “The Work of Your Hands”)