in your will our lives are lived,
and by your wisdom truth is found.
We pray for graduates who finish a course of study,
and move on to something new.
Take away anxiety or confusion of purpose,
and give them confidence in the future you plan,
where energies may be gathered up
and given to neighbors in love.
We ask that the friends and families gathered around them today might be a sign
of your love for them, and your good intentions for their lives.
We thank you for the labor of parents that this month represents,
for the good efforts of teachers and administrators and coaches
for the fellowship of friends and colleagues.
O God of the past, present, and future,
help these graduates to know that you will be active in the future as surely as you have been in the past. Help them to be aware of Christ as their Good shepherd.
For we pray remembering how your scriptures teach us to seek justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God.