Closing Reflection

Let us conclude todays prayer

Closing Prayer

service with words from Pope

Father,
I have knowledge, so will You show
me now,
How to use it wisely and find a way
somehow
To make the world I live in a little
better place,
And make life with its problems a
little bit easier to face.
Grant me faith and courage and put
purpose in my days,
And show me how to serve Thee in
effective ways.
So my education, my knowledge and
my skill
May find their true fulfillment as I
learn to do Thy will.
And may I ever be aware in everything I do,
That knowledge comes from learning, and wisdom comes from You.

Francis on World Youth Day in
Rio, 2013.
Dear young friends:
If we want it to have real
meaning and fulfilment, as you
want and as you deserve, I say to
each one of you, 'Put on faith',
and your life will take on a new
flavour, it will have a compass to
show you the way; 'put on hope'
and every one of your days will
be enlightened and your horizon
will no longer be dark, but
luminous; 'put on love', and your
life will be like a house built on
rock, your journey will be joyful,
because you will find many
friends to journey with you.
Jesus is the one who brings God
to us and us to God.
'Put on Christ!' in your life, and
you will find a friend in whom
you can always trust; 'put on
Christ' and you will see the wings
of hope spreading and letting you
journey with joy towards the
future; 'put on Christ' and your
life will be full of his love; it will
be a fruitful life.
Do not be afraid to ask God's

Jeremiah 29:11
Amen.

For I know the plans I have
for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future.

forgiveness! He never tires of
forgiving us, like a father who
loves us. God is pure mercy!

Graduation
Prayer Service

Closing Song: Children of the Light
Compiled By: Erin K Donald

Scripture Reading : Proverbs 3
3 My child, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments;
2 for length of days and years of life
and abundant welfare they will give you.
3 Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake
you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 So you will find favor and good repute

Presider: Principal MJ
Title: Graduation Prayer Service
Intended Audience: Graduating
Students

in the sight of God and of people.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

Presider: Be comforted and assured with God in all parts
of your being - your mind, body, and soul. Know that
you can put complete trust in Him, for he will never
desert you. He will be there when you need Him, He
loves you. As you move forwards in your lives, know
that you can trust in the Lord and He will guide you.
Speak to the Lord. Get to know Him. Share yourself
with Him fully. Experience His goodness throughout
your journey. Show Him and others the love that He has
for you, and He will direct you forward on your pathway.
Presider: Please stand and join the choir in singing: Wait
and See by Brandon Heath
“There is Hope for me yet, because God won’t forget
the plans he has made for me. I have to wait and see.
He’s not finished with me yet.”

and do not rely on your own insight.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,

Call to Worship

and he will make straight your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Presider: Welcome everyone as we give
thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ on this, the

8 It will be a healing for your flesh
and a refreshment for your body.

final week of your High School experience.
Please stand. Two students come to the alter
to light the Paschal candle. Presider: Let us
begin in the name of the Father, the Son and
the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen

9 Honor the Lord with your substance
and with the first fruits of all your produce;
10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.
11 My child, do not despise the Lord’s
discipline

Presider: The love of God and our Lord Jesus
Christ be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

or be weary of his reproof,
12 for the Lord reproves the one he loves,.
as a father the son in whom he delights. The
word of the Lord

Presider: Let us now sit for tor first scripture

Prayer of the Faithful

All: Thanks be to God

reading.

Pause for reflection

Presider: Jesus has taught us that we must seek
God’s guidance , and ask him to listen. The
response to our petitions is Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader 1: For the youth throughout the world
who live in poverty and are unable to attend
school. We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader 2: For all of the graduates today, guide
them down a path of righteousness and teach
them your ways. We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader 3: For the Church, that the Gospel
teachings will bring comfort to its members and
guide them through difficult times. We pray to the
Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader 4: In thanksgiving for the acts of love and
support given by the entire school and faith
community. We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord hear our prayer.