Posted by: Brian Musser | December 13, 2017

Prayer for Students during Final Exams at Drexel University

Dear Heavenly Father, Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, Creator of All Things,

Lord, it is Finals week at Drexel again, please be with us.  First and foremost protect us.  Protect us from violence, from evil, from illness and even from ourselves.  More than anything else I pray that everyone makes it through this week unharmed.  We can recover from poor performances, lack of sleep, bad grades and damaged relationships but please protect us from those things that we can not recover from.  Get us through this week.  Help us to survive.

 

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But as we are trying to survive I pray that we are able to thrive.  Give us rest.  Give us success.  Give us the ability to study well.  Help us to learn quickly and remember accurately.  Help us to not waste time on trivial information but to truly apply our minds to that knowledge which we will be evaluated on.  Help us to achieve the right answers on the first try.  Do not allow simple mistakes to cause hours worth of frustration.  And when we have to reproduce that which know help us to communicate it with precision.  Give us the ability to understand the questions and record our answers well.

Lord, help our stress levels.  Do not allow stress and anxiety to cloud our minds.  Do not allow nervousness to interfere with performance.  Give us a calm and a sense of peace.  But on the other hand allow there to be enough stress to motivate us to do the necessary work.  Do not allow us to fall into a false sense of security.  Give us the ability to be balanced.

And finally Lord, help us to know that we are valuable independent of our performance.  You love us and are invested in our lives outside of how well we do on these finals.  Do not allow us to questions our worth because of bad grades.  Help our grades to be a measure of what we can do but not a statement about who we are.  Give each one of us a sense that we are worth you love no matter our degree.  Jesus Christ’s death for our sins so that we can have a restored relationship with God is where our identity should be rooted and not in the grades we will get because of these finals.

And we pray all of these things in the strong name of Jesus Christ the one who defeated death, Amen.

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