High School Graduation Prayer
Father, we thank you so much for our time here together
For all the friends we have made
For all the days of laughter and fun
And for all the times of great discovery and learning.
We thank You for all who have given of their energy and
So that we can graduate today.
Our teachers and mentors
Our family and loved ones
We thank You for them and give them all to You in prayer.
As this chapter on our lives closes, so a new one begins.
We present ourselves like an open book before You.
Come and scribe Your words of life into our lives -
Fill our minds with Your thoughts
Fill our bodies with Your strength
Fill our hearts with Your dreams
That we might eternally love and serve You
This day and every day.
We ask all this in the glorious name of Jesus
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit
World without end.
There are a variety of other prayer options available on the internet.
Some of the song options for a graduation mass include:
Anthem - G 494, GP 83
Be not afraid - CBW 481, G 430, GP 8
Come and journey with a Saviour (Tune: Beach Spring) - CBW 476
Eye has not seen - CBW482, G 450
For you are my God - CBW 483, G GP 72
God has chosen me - G 488
Go make of all disciples - CS 6.28
Here I am, Lord - CBW 520, G 492, GP 198
Jubilate, servite - CBW 572, G 377
Lift high the cross - CBW 435
Lord, you give the great commission (Tune: Beach Spring) - CBW 691
Make me a channel of your peace (Prayer of St. Francis) - G 524
Send me, Jesus/Thuma Mina - G 484
The servant song - G 476
Sing a new song - CBW 563, G 384, GP
The summons - G 510, CS 6.39
Table of the world - CS 6.30
Take, Lord, receive - GP 53
We are called - G 518
We are marching/Siyahamba - G 357
We walk by faith - CBW 495, G 414
You are near - CBW 487, G 428, GP 242
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship III (1994);
CS = Celebrate in Song (2011); G = Gather, 2nd Edition (1994);
GP = Glory & Praise (1984)
May God continue to bless you in your ministries and may you have a blessed summer break.
Annette Donovan Panchaud
King's University College