Recently, high school seniors all over the nation graduated and began the journey towards life’s next step. Their name was called from a podium, they walked across a stage, accepted a diploma, and then smiled at their family and friends. For some this day could not come quick enough. For others, this day might have come to quickly with the unknown of what’s next leaving them a little uneasy. From a student minister’s perspective we pray along side parents, Sunday school teachers, and small group leaders, that the years spent in student ministry have made an eternal impact. We pray you have cultivated a love and hunger for the Word of God. We pray you have a strong desire to see lost souls come to know Christ. We pray you can clearly articulate why you believe what you believe.
Three passages of Scripture regularly come to mind when I pray for a senior class. Within these Scripture texts we see these key ideas: fixing our desires on Christ, the faithfulness of Christ, and the importance of faith.
Hebrews 12:2, “…keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the
right hand of God’s throne.”
Philippians 1:6, “I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
To high school seniors who have just graduated… we want to see you do well. Not only in life but more importantly in faith. Continue to allow God to mold and shape you into the man or woman of God you can be but also should be. Don’t let this world have your heart- let the mission of Christ compel you to do great things for the Kingdom. Study/work hard, laugh often, and remember the lessons you have learned over these past years. Most importantly, do everything for the glory of God.
*Scripture texts taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)