When does our son become a man? Traditionally we set it at a certain age; 13, 18, or maybe 21. Sometimes it is marked by achievements or life decisions that make us begin to see our sons as men. Graduation is one of those achievements.
Graduating from school, military training or a program marks the end of one season of life and on to the next. For many people, there is much hope and anticipation surrounding this achievement. There can also be feelings of sadness or fear for our son’s next step.
As we look in the New Testament there are many times when men transition from one place to the next. Transition can be hard but we have guidance from God, through his word, on how to do this in a way that honors God.
The following prayers will help guide you as you pray for your graduating son. We hope these prayers encourage you to reflect on scripture and your situation as you cry out to God during this season of your son’s life.
We would love to hear about the accomplishments of your sons and how God is leading them in their next stages of life. Please comment below, so we can join you in prayer.
Short Graduation Prayer For Your Son
Dear Heavenly Father, I come before you today to pray for my son. You have blessed him beyond meager to make it to this point of graduation. You have given him the knowledge and strength to finish strong. Thank you for all you have done.
As he prepares for this next season of life we pray that you guide him. Help him to always remember the amazing gift he has in you and the responsibility to be a light for you where ever he goes.
I pray you to continue to encourage, teach, and challenge him in whatever direction he goes. And when the struggles of this life and the uncertainty of tomorrow weights heavy on him, I pray that you allow him to feel the joy and peace that only comes from you.
Thank you, God for my son and for the work he has done to get to this point. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Son Graduating From High School
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you today praying for my son. You have so graciously allowed us to raise him in our home. We have seen him grow from being a baby helpless and unable to do anything on his own and now into a young man graduating from high school.
Thank you, God for giving him the strength, knowledge, and endurance to finish school strong. You have been with him during the hard times and now through the times of celebration.
As he now gets ready to enter into the world, I pray that you continue to help him develop into the man you want him to be. Help him not get bogged down in what he wants to do, but rather where you are guiding him.
Lord, when he experiences successes, help him turn back to you. When he experiences stressful situations, help him lean on you for guidance. When he doesn’t know what to do, or where to go, give him wisdom.
I pray as we send our son out into this next season of life that more than anything he will know that you Lord and that his security is found in you alone. I pray this all in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Son Graduating From College
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for getting my son here, to his college graduation. We know we can do nothing apart from you. You have been so good to provide a way for my son to go to college and you provided for him while he studied for the last several years.
Lord, I pray that this education he has received can be used for his future career, but more importantly that it can be used to glorify you. For everything, we do as Christians so be to your glory.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV)
God, as he enters into adulthood I pray that you continue to guide him. If discouragement sets in, I pray you to give him hope. If financial struggles attack I pray you to show him how to trust in you to provide. And as you call him to be a Christian leader I pray that you empower him with boldness.
Lord, I pray that this next season of his life be defined by him growing into the man you have created him to be. I pray this all in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Son Graduating From A Rehab Program
Dear Heavenly Father, you are so good to my son. Thank you for getting him to this point where we can celebrate his graduation from this program.
We recognize that we are all sinners and all fall short of your glory God. Thank you for answer our prayers about our son’s addictions. We are so thankful that you have made a way, through Christ, to be forgiven, so that we may know you. What a beautiful gift of grace that is.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23 ESV)
We also recognize that it is your work in my son that has allowed him to complete this program. Thank you for giving him strength even when it was hard.
God, I pray that as he goes into this next season of life after graduating that you will continue to be with him. When things get tough or temptations are strong I pray, that you be stronger. I pray, when he feels alone, he knows you are near.
Ultimately I pray that there is truly a change in heart so that he never again longs for false hope the world offers but experiences the spiritual blessings only you can offer.
Thank you for being our God, for being with my son through each step, and now even as we celebrate his graduation. We pray this all in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Son Graduating From Military Training
God, I can never thank you enough for protecting my son, for leading him through this past season of his life and now for allowing him to graduate. Our prayers continue for protection and guidance.
I thank you for the peace we have in knowing that our son is in your hands. Because he is yours we do not even need to fear death because you have secured his eternity with you. (If your son is not saved by faith in Jesus through his grace, cry out to God that he would be. There is no hope in death apart from Christ).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” (1 Peter 1:3 ESV)
God, you have placed in my son a true desire to be part of a mission and to serve. Please continue to protect him. I pray that he never forgets the greatest mission he can be part of is in service to you. So give him the boldness to share with his fellow soldiers the hope he has found in you.
God, we praise you for our son graduating from military training. We again surrender him to you for this next season of his life. May it be a time that glorifies you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Raising a son is one of the best tasks God can give us on this earth. It is not always easy or enjoyable but when we get to celebrate with them on the days of graduation it feels like nothing can overflow our hearts more.
God is so good to give us a taste of what it is like to love a son like he loves Jesus. What a blessing it is to be able to lead them, disciple them and provide for them.
The whole time we are raising our sons we know they are God’s, and we are just stewards in raising him. It’s moments like graduation, and we are reminded of this truth even more. We have to openly surrender them to God for this next stage in their lives, trusting that God will complete the work in him.
Graduation of our sons can bring so many emotions of being proud, happy, relieved, and anxious for their future. It is a great comfort that we have a God that wants to hear all about it and answer our prayers. So cry out to him, you can begin with these prayers but make them your own, God wants to hear from you!