Graduation Prayer Blessing
(a prayer suitable for a student to say)
May this graduation day be a celebration of your life within us.
We give you all the learning, the skills and the hard work of these years.
We pour out our gifts into your hands. May we hold this memory in our heart as we continue on our adventure!
Father, may we live a life that reveals your hope and be guided in everything we do by your everlasting truth.
May the Lord Bless You
(an ancient Judeo-Christian Blessing)
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.
Graduation benediction prayer
May God's blessing follow you all as you find new journeys to travel. May you walk safely along the pathways of your dreams.
May his gentle hand guide the decisions you will make and the passions that you follow.
May your hearts and lives always reflect his love and truth,
And may hope be a light within you that you carry into each new day.
May The Road Rise Up To Meet You
(traditional irish blessing)
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
(T S Eliot, twentieth century poet, 1888-1965)
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible."
Lawrence of Arabia, (Thomas Edward Lawrence 1885-1932)
"The great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself."
(David McCullough Jr.)