A prayer for students from Dr. Brian Turner
Convocation Chapel 2019
“Hold on to instruction; don’t let go. Guard it, for it is your life.”
– Proverbs 4:13
Heavenly father, we celebrate this new day. We are so thankful for our teachers, coaches, and mentors, and view them as shining lights to guide the next generation. Bless their upcoming year, strengthen them for their workload, and give them patience and wisdom for shaping lives.
And may we look to you, Jesus, as the greatest student who ever lived:
You studied hard, even when no one was watching. You understood your calling was to be a servant of others, not focused on yourself. You listened to the stories of others, and learned from them. You found solitary places to be refreshed by God. You looked to the Scriptures to find your strength and courage. You embraced close friends to walk with you on the journey. You did what was right, no matter what it might cost you.
In the name of the Father, of Jesus Christ His Son, and through the Holy Spirit. God in three persons, yet One.