Graduation invocation

This invocation was written by my husband, Rev. George Woodliff III, and delivered at the high school graduation of our daughter.  -JW

Father, we invite and invoke Your divine presence at this graduation ceremony and to be with these graduates.
We ask that from this day forward You help them to remember Your Son Jesus and His words:
–As they walk out the door of _____ and through other doors in their lives, help them to remember that Jesus said, “I am the door.”
–As they seek enlightenment through greater knowledge, help them to remember that Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”
–As they seek their path through life and are tempted by many distractions, help them to remember that Jesus said, “I am the way.”
–As they seek to understand the deeper and ultimate meaning of their lives, help them to remember that Jesus said, “I am the truth.”
–As they seek fulfillment and the pursuit of happiness, help them to remember that Jesus said, “I am the life–abundant and eternal life.”

Father, watch over them, protect, them, provide for them, guard them, guide them, and give them Your grace to enable them to persevere to the end. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

UPDATE: For anyone who wishes to use this prayer as written in a graduation ceremony, permission is granted.

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36 Responses to Graduation invocation

  1. gun says:

    Gud day! you had a very meaty and holistic prayer…can i ask your permission to use your prayer for our graduation rite…thank you…god bless to your family…

    • Ann M. Solano says:

      A Blessed day! thank you so much for this prayer that we could use to our graduation. God Bless!

    • Thania lee says:

      A Bless afternoon to you,may I ask a permission to use your graduation invocation to our graduation??thank You.God Bless!!!

      • Hello Thania, yes you may use the prayer. Please use it as written. The author is the Rev. George Woodliff III. We’re glad this prayer has been a blessing to so many.

  2. Greetings gun. Feel free to use the prayer.

    The Lord’s blessings upon you and the graduates.

  3. salut says:

    good afternoon… i found your graduation invocation…. i would like to ask permission to use it… thank you so much

  4. Salut, yes you have permission. It is my understanding that in posting it, the Rev. George Woodliff and his wife, my fellow blogger here, Jill, were granting permission for this to be used by others. It’s one of our most-viewed entries on the blog. So glad it can be a blessing to many.

    –Karen B., L&B admin

  5. RjH says:

    I was looking for a nice prayer and i happened to find this one, I would like to ask permission to use it,if it’s ok with you… thanks so much

  6. RONALIE says:

    REVEREND,
    i am a high school teacher and was given the assignment to lead the prayer for the gradutes. may i humbly ask for ur permission to let me use the prayer. iv been surfing the net for hours, and i find this onethe most meanigful and holistic.

  7. Jill Woodliff says:

    Yes, permission is granted to anyone who wishes to use this prayer as written in a graduation ceremony.

  8. raffeeh says:

    Hi Sir what anice GRADUATION invocation its buatiful can i used it cause we are have a project and i want to use it its bcoz its ferfect and nice invocation ^^

  9. How is this appropriate for a secular situation? It’s filled with superstition!

  10. ann says:

    hi. good day. i’m a high school student and the class prophet of our batch. I would like to ask permission to use the prayer because its so great and meaningful.

  11. annie says:

    I would like permission to use this prayer it very powerful

  12. danesensei says:

    Thank you for granting us permission to use this prayer for graduation ceremonies.

  13. You have a very significant graduation prayer whose give emphasize to our Savior Lord Jesus, through loving Father. I believe if we ask anything through our Lord our Father will grant it.

  14. thank you very much for this wonderful prayer..i’m an elementary teacher and assigned to lead a prayer on the graduation ceremony, thanks GOD i found it! thank you …thank you..thank you…

  15. Rey Marde Togle says:

    good day, can i use this prayer in our graduation ceremony? if you would choose to permit me then thank you but if you would choose not to well, it would be fine to me, i respect your response. Thank you sir and good day again!

  16. marilyn cabales says:

    have a nice day, i would like to ask permission to use this prayer to the graduation day of my daughter. thank you very much!

  17. scvega says:

    am asking to use your prayer for our upcoming graduation rites.thanks..

  18. jane says:

    hi!gradually i have found the right graduation prayer…i am asking for your permission to use this prayer..thank you!!! and God bless!

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  20. dawgfan says:

    this is a very nice prayer & I’d like to use it for a homeschool graduation ceremony. Thanks

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  22. Andy Enciso says:

    I wanted this prayer so much… God Bless!!!

  23. Sheila Henderson says:

    May GOD’s blessings remain upon you and your families life. I would like permission to use this prayer at my High School Graduation this year 6/19/2013.

  24. ricky says:

    Hi.. I am assigned to lead the prayer in the commencement at my school this year.. may i use this prayer in addition to waht i plan to say…. thank you

  25. joyce says:

    can i use this prayer for our graduation? thanks in advance..

  26. Sheila, Ricky and Joyce, you are free to use the prayer for your graduations. We would ask that it be used as written. Thanks

    Lent & Beyond admin

  27. jack fernandez says:

    i would to use it too… can i have your permission please? thank you!

  28. Yes, Jack. Blessings on your graduates.

  29. Nino Pate says:

    Good day… This sis a perfect invocation for our graduation. I would like to ask your permission to use it… Thank you so much!

  30. Luiza says:

    I have to join all the fans as well. Thank you for this beautiful prayer, it will be used at the retreat for high school students.

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