My oldest girl will take her SAT in two weeks. I know she is nerveous. The pressure that comes from the school and colleges in the junior year is just too much. Between now and that morning, I’ll pray; pray that all the knowledge that has been poured into her mind will pour out that day. Most of all, I’ll be praying that she senses Jesus and his peace right next to her; in fact, right inside of her.
I read a prayer to pray before a test a few years ago. Here is a version of my own:
Sometimes my life it seems like is a combination of numbers. My test scores, my cumulative average, my GPA, my SAT score, my audition scores.
It frightens me at times because these numbers seem to have so much power; power to determine my future. It’s hard not to feel pulled under by the weight of it.
There’s another test coming up. Another grade, another number. Jesus, I need your peace; I need your perspective. Help me to take this serious and study as I should. At the same time, help me to know that You have the power to determine my future and this number is not going to define the person I become in You.
Help me to be diligent to study and prepare. But Lord, help me to also remember that the things I do are more than just number. I am precious, treasured and loved wildly by You.
I ask you to help me on this test, Jesus. Thank you in advance.
In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen!
Would you say a prayer for my oldest girl today? We’re heading up to Appalachian State where she is going to spend the night in the dorm and try to determine if this is the school for her. I am asking the Holy Spirit according to Colossians 1 that He will fill her with the knowledge of his will and all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
How does your child need knowledge and spiritual understanding? I’d love to pray for you!