Graduation marks a major milestone in life, a time when we celebrate accomplishments and transition to another phase. This video combines images of graduates with the words of a benediction written by the Rev. Jay Moyers. We encourage you to share the link with individuals or as part of worship or small group time as you offer prayers for those who are completing their schoolwork and dreaming of the future.
As your classes and grading are now complete, may you strive toward excellence in all you do.
As the speeches conclude, may your voices rise up to pronounce justice and peace in the world.
As the fanfares cease, may you sing of joy, even in the dark and lonely places.
As the applause quiets, may you celebrate and lift up those around you.
As you graduate, may your achievements grow and cause growth in your communities.
And may we all know of the overwhelming blessings of the One who created all things.
This prayer was part of a series of resources for graduation time, provided by United Methodist Discipleship Ministries.
Visit UMC.org’s School Showcase for more information about schools where there is an official United Methodist presence or a program to train people for ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church.”
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This video was first posted in May 2015.