Parent’s Prayer Of Gratitude on Graduation Day
Celebrating graduation day in preschool
We are soon coming to the end of our current school year and in honor of the time we have spent together and what the future holds, we celebrate with a fun, simple, but very memorable preschool graduation…
See our graduation in action!
There are many different thoughts about whether or not it is “appropriate” for preschoolers to participate in a graduation program or ceremony.
I can’t answer that for you because I think it all depends on the approach you take and if your approach will be a meaningful and enriching experience for your students and their parents.
While you consider what you believe is in the best interest of your students and parents, I thought I would share what our graduation day was last year and talk a little bit about why we celebrate this day together…
Why we Celebrate
I have a small preschool and all of my students are with me from the day they enter the program until the day they leave my program. During their time with me, my students grow and learn so much that it is simply amazing. I don’t want the last day of their time with me to just come and go as if it wasn’t significant.
I want my students and their parents to know that their time in preschool was precious and that I valued every second of it. I want to offer my students and parents the chance to celebrate the closing of their preschool years and the beginning of new experiences to come.
Our graduates are moving on to new discoveries and new accomplishments but they take with them the many discoveries and accomplishments we shared together and this is all worth celebrating…
How we Celebrate
In my preschool, all the students are involved in the graduation celebration. They all march down the red carpet together with the younger (future-graduates) leading the way. Last year, all the children marched down the isle to the lively tune of “I’m Bringing Home My Baby Bumble Bee.” This got our program off to a fun, relaxed, and very preschool focused start…
Preparing for Graduation Day
Before graduation day, we went outside a couple of times and practiced our walk down the isle so the children would know what to do on graduation day but my assistant and I were there to remind them as needed on the day of graduation…
We also spent a couple of days practicing our songs that we planned to sing for the parents. The songs we sing each year are usually all songs we have been singing throughout the school year so the children are already familiar with them and comfortable singing them together…
On the day of graduation, all the children sing a couple of songs together first and then our graduates sing a song on their own plus demonstrate a few things they have learned throughout the school year…
Giving Individual Recognition
And then I call up each child to the stage. Each of our future graduates get a certificate for completing a year in preschool…
And each of our graduates get their diploma for completing their preschool experience…
Sharing Special Memories
While each student is up on the stage, I take a quick minute to share something special about each child. This gives parents a little extra time to take photos and me the chance to tell how proud I am of each of my students…
Having Fun Together!
And once all the children have received their diploma or certificate, we end our celebration with a fun song the children can freely dance and have fun with…
The parents and children then all stick around and eat cake, visit with one another, and then we call it a night. I would say the entire presentation lasts about 45 minutes from walking down the isle to dancing to our last song.
Because our graduation celebration is held outdoors, we don’t try and do a slide presentation but no worries, my parents have been seeing photos of everything we do in our classroom all year long in our private online forum and here on the blog.
Wrapping it all up
This year, I might change up the order or layout or the songs we sing just a bit but what will be the same this year and every year will be the focus of our celebration.
The focus is always on the accomplishments my students made throughout the year and the great things that are ahead.
The graduation ceremony is designed to celebrate those things through a fun, relaxed, and simple preschool celebration.PS. For those who are wondering about our graduation robes, we ordered them from Rhyme University this year. I hope I get them on time! As far as why we wear them? Because they are beautiful and it makes our graduates feel special. Besides all preschool age children love dressing up – especially to come to a celebration!
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Prayers for Graduation and Graduates
Good and loving God-We thank you for the completion of another academic year, and for giving us the opportunity,short though it may have been, to play a part in the lives of our students and our new
graduates. We are grateful for your guidance and love as we shared in this important work.
Please bless and guide our graduates as they reach this end, and as they chart new beginnings.May what they have learned by being here with us allow them to truly be “women and men for
others.” May what we have learned from them enable us to be the same.
Please help them to use all that they have learned here to make the world a better place – to serve others in true solidarity and kinship – to seek ways to help the poor, the marginalized,
and those who are suffering – and to always seek the greater good.
We know that some of them will experience pain and hardship, and we know that some of
them already have, and we ask you to grant them solace and strength.
Finally, Father, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to build our community with theseyoung men and women while they are here. Though they are leaving our campus, we knowthat they will always be with us as part of the Xavier family, and we ask that the bonds that
have been created here remain strong despite any distance.
We ask all of this in your name, and in the name of your Son.
Written and offered by Phil Chick
A Benediction For Graduate Students
Gracious and caring God, our source of light,
we ask for your almighty hand to be upon these graduates as we send them forward.
With their classes and grading now complete, may they strive toward excellence in all they do. With the applause quieted, may they celebrate and lift up those around them. with the speeches concluded, may their voices rise up to pronounce peace and justice in the world.
with the fanfare ceasing, may they find bliss in future endeavors and adventures. with advanced degrees and credentials in hand, may their achievements grow and enrich their communities. As Jesuit educated, may they discover Holiness in the midst of life's blessings as well life's challenges.
As their careers commence,
may they conduct their life's work with exceptional skill and integrity inspired to Go Forth and Set the World of Fire
from this day onward.
Grace be to them.
– Debra Mooney
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Fr. Ronald Rolheiser in his book on prayer writes the following words:
There is a beautiful text in the Gospels that captures, in stark metaphor, our need for prayer. One morning, after Simon Peter, James, and John have “toiled all night” and caught nothing – no fish, only their own emptiness – Jesus comes to them and invites them to go out to the deeper waters, to “put out into the deep.” They do, and they catch so many fish their boat begins to sink.
Years ago, each of you accepted an invitation to put out into the deep. In your chosen field or profession, you chose to explore deeper waters in search of more – more knowledge, sharper skills, deeper understanding.
Our Jesuit way of proceeding, our Xavier Way, frames an understanding of this encounter with the Divine in the depths. We see God in all things. Your explorations necessarily showed you a facet of God's love for his creation. And your relationship deepened, as a result.
Thus, our celebration here today represents the culmination your years-long prayer. This benediction, then, simply serves as a communal capstone to the prayer that you have prayed through your many labors.
In the faith tradition that speaks best to you, I invite you now to bow your head in prayer:
Creator of all that is
Bless and approve our offering here today,
The degrees that we've earned as proof of our deep questing,
The fruits of our long academic, physical, and spiritual labors.
In the days, months, and years ahead,
Grant that we may come to know more clearly
The purpose that our labors, our learning, our degrees
Will play in your divine plan,
To your greater glory.
And may our boats be filled to overflowing.
In your name we pray,
– Dr. Steven Herbert, offered at Xavier University Commencement 2017
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Blessing of Graduates
Let us unite our hearts in prayer and entrust to the hands of the Lord
those who will be graduated tomorrow.
May God who began this good work in you carry it through to completion,
enabling you to use your talents to the fullest.
May God give you the grace to make wise choices and to be faithful to your commitments,
always confident in the support of those who love you.
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,
so that you will live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
so that you will work for justice, equality, and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you will reach out your hand
to comfort them and change their pain into joy.May God bless you with the foolishness to think that you can make a difference in the world, so that you will do the things
which others tell you cannot be done.
May your integrity be a gift to the world and may the Spirit of God be with you always.
– Fr. Michael Graham SJ, Offered at Baccalaureate Mass at Xavier University 2015
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Thank You, Lord!
Thank you, Lord! For the reaching of this end And for this new beginning For the joy in finished aims and goals And the evidence of winning Have mercy on these graduates As they bask in their successes Please guide them to their destinies And show them love that blesses We ask for You to lead each one Through missteps they may suffer On the road to gaining wisdom Finding faith and hope that buffers Please touch each heart with joy and peace As Commencement gives promotion And fill each life with love's increase Of strength and deep devotion For this eager class of graduates Beribboned with degrees Please bless them at this starting gate
With all the keys they'll need.
Thank you, Lord. Amen.
– Linda Germain
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A Graduate's Prayer
Dear Lord, As I look toward the future Bright hope conducts this prayer, For I know the plans You have for me Were wrought with divine care. Holy Spirit, lead me. Let me run at Your command, Yet be still and know that You are God When trouble is close at hand. Your Word will be a lamp for me, A guide to light my way, A solid place to set my feet,
A compass when I stray.
May I live my life to praise You, Not for fortune, nor for fame, May everything I say and do
Bring glory to Your name.
May my eyes stay fixed upon You As I seek the way that's pure, Tasting Your love and goodness
Sleeping and rising secure.
Planted by Your living streams I'll delight in all Your ways, Hidden by Your sheltering wings
With new mercies for each day.
Even in a dangerous land When storms threaten to destroy, At the cross I'll stand upon the Rock
My Strength, my Hope, my Joy.
Dear Lord, show me Your favor, At all times keep me blessed, May Your face ever shine upon me,
With peace and perfect rest.
– Mary Fairchild
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A Commencement Benediction
Gracious and Loving God,
We ask, now, for your almighty hand to be upon our graduates as they and their families celebrate this grand milestone.
May they find comfort from our community's continued embrace and support as they journey through life.
May they find strength in the excellence of their academic preparation and the long line of the Jesuit educational tradition – for with it, today, they join a nearly 500 year old network of local, national and global alumni who are their kindred companions.
Bless their lives from this day on with goodness and success.
– to stay true to their dreams for your greater glory,
– to discern what is right, good and just, and
– to use their gifts wisely and in service to others.
Empower them to walk into the future with faith, hope, and great love guided by your light so that they may use their talents to, in the words of St. Ignatius Loyola, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” Grace be to them, grace be to us all.
– Dr. Debra Mooney, Offered 2016
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A Graduation Prayer
“God, today is any other. The sun rises. The winds blow. Rain falls. Rain does not fall. People are born. They laugh. They cry. They dance. They die. Today “chronos” time is as it has been since You gave it beginning, and will be as it is until you bring things to an end. Today is any other.
Today is also fresh and new, and no other day. Today is a “kairos” moment of opportunity that has come and will pass in a moment. Today is a passage from one epoch to another. Today is a gift from you. Grant grace to see it and seize it.
Today is a graduation, a passage, a completion, an inauguration. Today we pray for all those who have met the challenge and kept the faith to the commitments of their studies. Now they have a new “kairos” before them. We first offer thanks for the success of their journey.
We thank for you granting them focus and direction and then strength and endurance. You created the knowledge and understanding they have mastered. You have created the curiosity and capacity for determination that led them in pursuit. All these good things came from you.
Thank you.Today we also pray for tomorrow. This graduation opens another door to another time. As you have led in the past, lead now into the future. Give them focus and clarity and a calling from you to understand their purpose and the courage to respond and step toward that purpose.
We pray in the words of scripture: 'Bless them indeed. Expand their territory. Let your hand be with them. Keep them evil, that they will not cause or experience pain.'
Today, we bless our graduates”
– Mark Herringshaw
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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 today, 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.
– The Rev. Jay Moyers
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In Gratitude, We Pray
God of joy and hope, We thank you for this time of graduation.
Your spirit of wisdom has empowered our hard work and discipline in such a way that our hunger for learning has been nourished with knowledge, discovery, creativity, and determination.
As we prepare to walk across the stage to receive our diplomas, let us walk in prayerful gratitude for the many blessings that have made this moment real and filled with great potential.
In gratitude, we pray for our families and the many who have sacrificed and worked to see us to this hopeful moment.
In gratitude, we pray for the professors and administrators who have challenged, cared, and crafted us along this academic journey.
In gratitude, we pray for fellow students who have taught us more about friendship, collaboration, and sharing.
God, even as we have faced challenges and accomplished much, we understand that our lives move into a new chapter where there will be more challenges to face and more will be demanded of us in order to accomplish good things. May your grace cover our anxieties and fears so that we may stay encouraged about the future.
Give us patience and hope to energize our search for work that is just and makes proper use of our gifts.
Give us courage to face the challenges of carving out a place in society where we might live in peace, service, and gratitude.
Give us strength to resist the temptations of greed, laziness, pride, and envy as we strive to do and be our best.
May your spirit guide us as we unfold the next chapters of our lives. Help us to enliven hope in the world and bring good things to Your Kingdom. And, may this celebration be a reflection of the blessings that we find in knowing and loving you. For this is the day that You have made.
We are glad and rejoice in it!
– Author Unknown
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How To Make Graduation Day Ceremony In School [Template 3]
Graduation day is considered one of the memorable days of a child during his/her college days, where they finished their studies and a further step into professions carrier.
In order to make this event lovelier in early childhood, these days we come across even in schools, children after completing pre- primary, before getting into level one, they have a wonderful opportunity to go through the experience of graduation.
There are a number of ways and methods this function is organized, here I have given a simple format for a school that conducts graduation day for the first time, you can modify according to your needs.
Note: All students must be present, be wearing their academic dress (Graduation dress) and in their allocated seats in the veranda 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Ceremony staff will then provide a briefing (Instructions if need be)
1. May I ask the Graduation kids must assemble in the escort place?
(5 minutes prior to the official commencement of the ceremony – Procession along with Guest starts)
2. May I request the guests to stand while the Academic Procession enters the Hall and remain to stand until the President is seated.
Graduation day celebration marks in the heart and mind of the child a greater achievement done during the course of time of his/her studies.
Whether it’s from high school or a college commencement, is not only a time to reflect on the past while planning ahead for the future, it’s a time to celebrate accomplishments and find inspiration for life beyond the big day.Graduation signals a time to plan for the future, whether it’s more school, a break or entering a new life. It creates a sense of joy in the hearts of every child and parent present in the function.
We feel honored to escort our Chief Guest Mr . . . . . . . . . ., Our beloved Principal and UKG graduates to today’s event. (Escorting
- May I request the Guests please be seated)
2. Lighting Of The Lamp
“Children are nobody else. They are a resemblance of God on the earth”. Those who realize this fact are true devotees of love. Our devotion to God never begins without the presence of light, which is the presence of divine himself. Now, I kindly invite the chief guest . . . . . . . . To light the lamp and welcome God amidst us.
“Prayer simply means a petition, but greater it means a meditation”. A meditation of thoughts, words, and actions. Let us raise all our hearts to submit our prayers to God and also to thank him for all the answered intentions.
4. Bible Reading (Your Own Choice)
“I thank you with a sincere heart for teaching me your upright judgments” Ps:119:7
Bible, the foremost instructor, and the prime teacher help us walk our every way with faithful principles and with the guidance of God, our supreme principal. They create fine arts in our hearts that pave a path to a colorful life. Let us lend our ears to the holy words from the holy Bible.
5. Welcome Address
“Every being has a great blessing of being a child at one stage of their life, as, their age reflects a radiant of pure love and their eye elevates calmness and serenity”.
Even a slight smiling curve by our lips draws an invitation indicating a grand welcome to the viewers. With such pride quality of a good heart, we have Master . . . . . . . . . . and Miss . . . . . . . . . .
to welcome the gathering.
6. Friary Dance
Our fingers are petals of our flowery hand; our feet are medals of this earthly land; our movements are moving monuments of this wonderful world. I’m glad to call our KG kids on the stage as a proof to these words with their fairy dance.
7. Graduation Ceremony
The time has come! The time has come! For the stone to receive its reward for bearing the pain of chiseling! Our UKG little ladies and small gentlemen are ready to get their graduation as the dawn is ready to ride the sun in the sky. Their joy is uncountable; their pride is immeasurable. Before they could lose their patience, I humbly invite our chief guest Mr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to symbolize their graduation by giving away their certificates.
THE GRADUATION CEREMONY
The President of the Academic will say,
- MC: May I now request “the students please stand”. All graduands must stand.
- MC: May I request the principal to admit the graduands to graduation.
The principal will then confer the awards by saying
- Principal: “On the certification of the President of the Academic, I confer the respective, certificates on the candidates . . . . . . . . . . On behalf of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . (School Name). I offer my congratulations to you all.”
The students have now become candidates of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (School name) entering into the temple of learning for the class Grade I
- MC: May now I request the students to come in line to receive the awards from Dr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . the chief guest of the day.
(Students are then directed onto the stage to be congratulated by the principal. Ceremony staff will ask the students to stand, file their seating row and move towards the stage for a group photo)
- MC: May I now request the graduates to be seated in their respective places?
8. Chief Guest’s Address
“We may be aware of the goal but has no idea of the way”. It is through the guiding and inspiring words of our elders in experience help us to find the way to our success. I kindly invite the chief guest Mr/Mrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to address the gathering.
9. Vote of Thanks
As the Lord loves a cheerful giver, so wise a cheerful thanks, giver. It is a joyous acknowledgment to give thanks for all the hearts that have rendered their service to make this day a great one. I call Mr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Ms . . . . . . . . . To deliver the vote of thanks.
Graduation day is a special day that which makes the child feel to stepping into further learning from pre level to primary level. This may be a small event, but it would create a great impact in the hearts and mind of the child for future learning. Thank you, dear parents and friends, for your presence this morning for making this day a memorable one.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (School name) feels proud you for being part of this educational endeavor.
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We are happy to present you our big variety of graduation wishes. Every congratulations graduation in our big collection is unique and will make a good impression easily. The school or university graduation is a very important event.
In order to reach to this final point, a person had to devote many years to studies, self-education, and self-discipline. A lot of energy and time has been invested and now it is time to celebrate. If your friends or relatives have graduated from an educational establishment, you should definitely send them one of these graduation messages.
They will appreciate your attention and this small message will make the mood even better.
So happy we could be here to watch you graduate with honors. It’s an honor to share in such an important day.
You can achieve whatever you want in life. All you have to do is believe that you can. We believe in you, happy graduation day.
If you’re wondering how the last four years went so fast, you should see how quickly the rest of life flies by. Enjoy this moment. Congratulations.
You truly deserve the success! I’m sure that on your graduation day you feel a lot smarter. In my message I wish you to set your goals high, and won’t stop till you get there!
Today is a perfect day to let you know that you are a great achiever. You’re a shining example to many others. Thanks for making me proud. Never give up on your dreams. Congrats on your great victory!
We are proud of you and your accomplishments. We’re confident that you will continue with even more successes. Good luck in your next adventures. Congrats grad!
Your graduation is a great achievement, but that’s nothing compared to what life has in store for you next with even bigger challenges and opportunities.We remember your first step, which is your first day of school. You have certainly achieved a lot. Each of the steps you have taken in the past has been a building block for your success in life. Congratulations on your graduation!
May God’s graces be with you as you step ahead towards your dreams. Keep the courage as you face new challenges in life. Congratulations! We are proud of you!
College opened your mind to a world of possibilities. Now open your mind to the impossible. Congratulations.
It’s time to relax after all the work. Enjoy your graduation and best wishes with all your plans!
Congratulate man finally you have made it happen, tell you what I had anxiously waited for this moment to happen in your life. I can not explain my feelings in words. My heart is filled with so much happiness and joy that there are no other emotions in it today, the only thing revolving around is your success and achievement. Congrats dear! May you proceed on with the same pace!
Any graduation is one of the most important events. The graduator and all his relatives and friends are filled with positive sentiments. We will help you to express these graduation sentiments in a proper way.
It’s my great privilege to know you…to think about all you’ve achieved…and to be with you on your graduation day.
Congratulations on graduating… Wishing that brighter opportunities come your way and you achieve success in all of them!I never doubted even for a moment that you would make it. Congratulations for making us proud! You did it!
Congratulations graduate! Your parents proud of you. Best wishes for your career ahead!
You have achieved another milestone today. Lots of love and best wishes for you on your graduation. Congrats!
We remember your first step, first day of school, first day of high school, and your first day at college. Take a moment to look back on your achievements. Realize all that you’ve accomplished and the footprints that you’ve laid. Each step has been a building block for your life. Congratulations for your graduation. We couldn’t be prouder.
Congratulations on your graduation! Just remember the things may not always go the way you want them to, but life has a way of taking those new directions and turning them into opportunities. All the best and good luck for the future.
Your hard work has really paid off in so many ways. Good things are sure to come to people who wait. Congratulations to you. You certainly deserve all that you have achieved.
Hard work is not over when you graduated. It is simply a break as you enter the new battlefield in life. But for now, enjoy the fruit of your efforts and hard work. Cheers!
Life isn’t too different from college. You will make new friends and new enemies along the way. You will meet people who you fall in love with, and people you start to hate. There will be people who support you and people who will become the biggest naysayers. There will be victories, there will be defeats. Just keep going, work hard and aim to win. Congratulations for graduating.You will make mistakes and be wounded many times in your life. Don’t give in it’s just an experience. Wishing you to find your own star and reach for it!
Congratulation dear graduate you have make it look your day! You have no doubt made this day solely yours, this is no doubt one of the unforgettable days of your life and the moments are equally rewarding for you today.
Here I would to add some from my side over the hallmark you have got, keep working with the zeal you have and things will always come your way.
You would keep on having the same results until you keep on doing your toil with the pace you have today.
High School Graduation Wishes
Is this the year of school graduation for your child? In our collection, you will find a lot of interesting and cheerful high school graduation wishes for your child or your best friend.
Congratulations, my dearest on being a graduate. As for your future is concerned, we’re sure you are going to make it a successful one with your intelligence.
If you’re wondering how the last four years went so fast, you should see how quickly the rest of life flies by. Enjoy this moment. Congratulations.
It’s time to relax after all the work. Enjoy your graduation and best wishes with all your plans!
As you graduate from high school today, I wish to add my voice in appreciating God for His love, compassion and grace in your life. Well done, graduate!
You’re finally graduating, and we couldn’t be prouder. You no longer have to worry about grades. You no longer have to wait for a diploma. Now is the time to celebrate.
Accomplishing the small things is the first step in achieving greatness – graduating shows that you’re well on your way!Finally, you are now done with your studies. So put on your gown and cap. It’s time to walk down the aisle and feel proud of what you have accomplished. Congratulations!
Congratulations – not just for graduating with a master’s degree, but for finally becoming the master of your own destiny.
School may be over but life’s lessons are yet to be learnt. Keep an open heart and mind. Happy Graduation Best of luck for the future.
Congratulation dear graduate, I will do use the word graduate instead of your name because you have become graduate today; no wonder you have achieved the milestone of being graduate.
Tell you what your enthusiastic efforts and hard work has made you embrace your graduation degree today.
It is no wonder a hallmark of your talent and excellence, I wish you best of luck and continuity of success for you.
I wish I could be at your graduation to give you a hug and tell you in person how proud I am of you.
Your future is bright. For all the times of late night studies, lack of sleep and sacrifice of enjoyment your reward is here. Congratulations to you.
College Graduation Wishes
Has your child or friend graduated from the college recently? As this is a very big event, you should send these college graduation wishes for a bright future and wellbeing of your dear person.
If you work as hard for the rest of your life as you did for these last four years, you’re guaranteed to be successful. Congratulations!
You are now in the half way. May your graduation from school be the beginning of a bright future for you. Best Wishes for a wonderful college years!This is a great accomplishment and accolade. May God order your steps further into greater glory! Wishing you the best and many more successes in the future.
I can’t believe you’re so grown up. It’s finally time for you to graduate. You have grown and learned so much. You have come a long way. Here’s to your amazing achievement. Let’s celebrate. Congratulations!
Congratulations on completing this part of your education. Just remember that learning shouldn’t stop just because your academic career did.
Your dedication, hard work and discipline have now paid off. You are finally graduating! So it’s time to let loose and unwind. Congratulations!
Chasing a dream requires efforts, passion and hard work. You are now in the half way. Keep up your good work and continue to strive! Congratulations!
Go forth in life to achieve your dreams, but don’t forget the reasons and the people who make the journey worth the trouble. Congratulations.
Its graduation day! Lets celebrate!
There is nothing more colorful in the youth than throwing the black graduation cap in the air after getting the degree. It is not simply a completion of the academic session rather a land mark to be conquered. Congrats dear on your great victory. I wish you best of luck for a future full of achievements and success. Enjoy the bliss of being achiever on this special occasion of life.
It took a lot of hard work to reach this goal. You had to show up every day, whether you felt it or not. I hope you feel great about what you’ve accomplished, and I hope you’ll continue to be a person who shows up day in and day out for those things that are worthwhile and important in life.
Graduation Sayings from Parents
When your child graduates from school or university this is a big event for both of you. If you want to make this day special and memorable, use these graduation sayings from parents.
Congratulations on your outstanding achievement! Looking back, it was all worth it. Wishing you the best in the wonderful career you have chosen.
Just remember that college, all things that are worth it take time and effort. Continue to follow your dreams.You will make mistakes and be wounded many times in your life. Don’t give in – it’s just an experience. Wishing you to find your own star and reach for it!
Dear graduate, your achievement is worth celebrating. Congratulations and I wish you all the best in the future endeavors.
Congratulations on your graduation. Who would have thought that such a humongous brain would have looked so gorgeous under such an unglamorous cap and gown! It’s no wonder they make you wear a huge hat!
Education is a remarkable tool – It enables you to do wonderful things that can catapult you to great success. Congratulations on your graduation and all the best for the future.
Graduating is one of the most important milestones in life. Yet, you are yet to find out what learning is really . Here’s wishing you all the best on this special day. Good luck and congratulations to you!
May the degree you earned help you in thriving in the field you choose. Just pray to God and keep His graces in your heart. Happy Graduation!
Your degree is not just a piece of paper. It is the set of wings that will help you fly away and burst the horizon into a new world called YOUR LIFE. Congratulations.
One degree equals two happy parents. Congratulations on your Graduation!
I have heard that you have got the graduate degree today, I was surprised to know that you have done it, although it make me wonder for a while but then I decided to be a part of your pleasures. I hope you would have surprised many people but offcourse you deserve well done on your brilliant achievement. Well done gentleman keep on making such sort of breakthroughs in your life.
Graduation Wishes for Son
Children grow very fast. They were just born and now they are graduators. Every parent should send these wonderful graduation wishes for son. Wish him a bright and happy future as an adult man.
At my graduation, our commencement speaker challenged us to be lifelong learners, and that’s my advice for you as you graduate. Whatever you do, never stop learning, exploring, growing and challenging yourself to be your best.
The journey of life brings both challenges and chances. May you carry your spirit to snatch the chances and beat the challenges. Congratulations on your graduation. May you live a proud life.
Graduate to the finer things. Congrats buddy!Remember the past, live in the present and look forward to the future! May your graduation be just the beginning of a lifetime of fulfillment for you.
Dear graduate, your success today is the result of your hard work and dedicated efforts. I wish you many more successes in life.
I’m so proud that I know someone so smart. Congratulations on your hard work and dedication. Happy graduation!
Graduating is not the end of hard work – it’s just a break before you get into the new and bigger challenges in life. Good luck!
On your graduation, celebrate your success. At the same time, prepare yourself for tomorrow and brace yourself for new challenges and endeavor you’ll face ahead. Congrats on your graduation!
Thinking of you on your Graduation, and wishing you happiness always!
Congratulation dear graduate you have done it today for you and your parents, it would definitely have been a matter of pride and pleasure for you and your parents. Please accept my heart filled gratitude on your brilliant success. I wish a joyous and rewarding future for you and your family. Keep moving on in the same fashion.
Powerful Prayers For Thanks, Blessings and Gratitude
There are times that we feel deeply blessed by the kindness of others, including God our Father.
Did you know that these are some of the best times to offer up a prayer of gratitude and thanks to God? However, we sometimes forget in those moments to stop and express thankfulness to God for the blessings we have in our lives.
Remember that all we have, and all that we own, has been given to us by our Lord. He wants what’s best for us always. Let us remember to thank Him for these things every day. It is His longing to be there for His children!
If the need for prayer request is what you are seeking most, may it be gratitude or thankfulness, whether in your own life, or in the life of someone you love, let us pray for you at the holiest place on earth, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
We have faith that sending your prayer to the place where our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life for us will help your request be granted! It is our honor and privilege to be a prayer warrior for you, and to ask the Lord to watch over you, protect you, and keep you, always.
Please submit your prayer request today.
“You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt You! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 118:28-29
Prayer for Daily Gratitude and Thankfulness
Heavenly Father, my day-to-day routine is so busy. So much so that I sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in my life.
My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation. I want to thank you, for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be.Sometimes life is very hard, and it’s a struggle to keep my head above water. Things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult often hurts.
When my heart feels stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in my weary eyes, still I will rejoice that You are as near to me as my next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, I am growing and learning. In the silence of my soul, I thank you most of all for Your unconditional love.
Prayer for the Gratitude of God’s Unfailing Love
Lord, I am so thankful for the relationship that I have with You. Precious Lord, You initiated this relationship by what Your Son endeavored to accomplish, paying the price for my sins and those of my brothers and sisters, thus redeeming and reconciling me.
You know the times I have been ungrateful, held ill thoughts toward You and others. You know the times I complain and grumble about life and its circumstances, but You love me regardless even when I’m ungrateful.
I am thankful Lord for everything that You allow to cross my path. I am thankful for the decisions that You allow me to make, and the life lessons that come from these decisions.
I’m thankful, Lord, that I do not have to live under condemnation anymore, and that You have truly set me free! Amen.
Prayer for God’s Thanksgiving
God of all blessings, source of all life, giver of all grace in all things, I want to thank you for the gift of life, for the breath that sustains life, for the food of this earth that nurtures life, and for the love of family and friends without which there would be little happiness in life.
I thank you for the beauty of creation of this great Earth, for the joy that the ear may hear, for the unknown that we cannot behold filling the universe with wonder, and for the expanse of space that draws us beyond the definitions of our selves.
Everything in my life, and the life that surrounds me was drawn and created by Your own hand. For this, I am grateful. Amen.
Prayer for Gratitude Towards Our Heavenly Father
I am so grateful for everything that You have given me. Thank you so much for the loved ones in my life, and for the many ways in which I am cared for and supported on a day to day basis. Thank you for the many ways I can serve and give to others.
Thank you for the rich tapestry of colors throughout creation, for the beauty that is all around me, and for the skies and the ever-changing environment that surrounds me. My heart is so grateful for all that You have bestowed me within my life. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
It is in Your name that I sing my praises!
Prayer for Gratitude and Thanks In the Morning
Lord, thank you for the goodness in my life. When I wake each morning, I praise Your name! You have given me life that is filled with beauty, and the breath in my lungs is a gift from You.
I pray that You will fill my day with love and sustenance. And may I remember at the end of each of my day’s, to thank you for all that has been placed in my life.
In Your precious name I pray these things!
Prayer of Thankfulness for Blessings Received
My Precious Father, how I praise and thank You for Your many and great blessings that You have showered over us all, despite our foolish ways and sinful pride. How great You are, and what a gracious God that You should care for me despite my manner towards you and others at times.
Thank You Father for Your unconditional and everlasting love. May I grow more and more to be You. I ask that You continue to guide and teach me in all that I say and do, and that I may do all according to Your will.
I ask You to continue to pour our Your bountiful blessings and mercy on myself and my whole family. Amen.
Prayer of Thankfulness for the Blessing of Jesus Christ
Our dear heavenly Father, may Your name be glorified for You alone are worthy, for You looked down on our pitiful world and chose to give Your only Beloved Son to be the perfect sacrifice to pay the price for the sins of all of Your people.
There are no words that are sufficient enough to praise and bless You for all that You have poured over the heads of Your children, and into the hearts of those that love and trust You.
You alone are worthy of our thanksgiving and praise, and we bless Your name forever and ever, amen.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“For all of this, Your Excellencey, we are very grateful to you.” Acts 24:3