Prayers for students need our high priority, especially as they head back to school. Our college, high school, and younger age students all face a multitude of challenges daily, and they depend on our encouragement and prayers more than ever to help them succeed. Friends, faith, and schoolwork consume a large portion of our students’ time and concerns. Whether they are studying at home or in a classroom, they will need our prayers. The situations may change, but the truths will remain.
How do you feel when loneliness surrounds you? We’ve all experienced times when it seems like a black cloud of loneliness descends, even if only for a short time. We may have even felt the pangs of loneliness as if we were invisible, even in a crowd of people.
Have you ever wished you could see and understand God’s perspective on life? Most of us want that daily. Unprecedented disasters appear on the rise, and mass shootings are no surprise. Fear builds mountains, and faith shrinks to pebbles. Questions without answers can leave us wounded and wanting, hurting for something more. Even the self-acclaimed optimist may admit the difficulty in making sense of life’s negative events.
They may be your children, your grandchildren, your friends, or your relatives. As graduates, they may qualify as “young” or “young-at-heart,” like 98-year-old Noa Olchs, who earned her master’s degree one year from Fort Hays State University. But they are all in need of your encouragement. Here are ten ways you can encourage them:
Prayer for graduates is so important, especially during challenging times. If you are a graduate, a relative, or a friend of a graduate, here is a prayer for graduates that can bring help, blessing, and encouragement: