Here are a number of scriptural blessings from the New Testament, suitable at baptism, graduation or other significant life milestone (e.g. leaving home for studies, employment or ministry opportunities, etc.).
If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, see also Old Testament Blessings, Graduation Blessing: Proverbs
3, Scriptural Blessings for Graduates, or Congregational Litany for Graduating Students. Also try clicking on Graduation prayers, blessings or Benedictions in the list of "Labels" at the far right of the page.
3 5, 3 7- 3 9)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine
or nakedness or danger or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(based on Ephesians
1: ) 18
We thank God for you,
and will be in prayer for you,
the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding,
so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.
We will pray that your heart will be flooded with light
so that you can understand
the wonderful future God has promised to those who follow him;
the glorious inheritance that is waiting for you;
and the incredible power that is at work in your life.
3: - 1 6 , New Living Translation) 1 9
I pray that out of God’s glorious riches
he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power to grasp
how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
(based on Philippians
1: 6, 9- ) 1 1
who began the good work within you,
continue to be at work in your life,
bringing everything to completion
on the day when Christ Jesus comes back again.
May your love for others overflow more and more,
and may you keep growing in your knowledge and understanding.
Never forget what really matters,
so that you may live a pure and blameless life until Christ returns.
May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—
those good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ—
for living this way will bring much glory and praise to God.
(based on Colossians
1: 9- 1 2)
May God give you full insight into his will for your lives,
along with all wisdom and spiritual understanding,
so that your life may be worthy of the Lord
and entirely pleasing to him.
And may you bear fruit in active goodness of every kind,
continually growing in your knowledge and understanding of God.
And may God give you the strength you need
to endure whatever comes with patience and fortitude,
all the while giving thanks to God
who has enabled you to share
in the inheritance that belongs to God’s holy people.
6: 3 1- 3 4, The Voice)
Do not consume yourselves with questions:
What will we eat?
What will we drink?
What will we wear?
Outsiders make themselves frantic over such questions—
they don’t realize that your heavenly Father knows exactly what you need.
Seek first the
and His righteousness, kingdom of God
and then all these things will be given to you too.
So do not worry about tomorrow.
Let tomorrow worry about itself.
Living faithfully is a large enough task for today.