May 3, 2013

A Litany for Graduates

Here’s a graduation litany from Episcopal Life Weekly.

Graduation Litany

We are gathered together
to celebrate the accomplishments of members of our community.

We give blessings to you for all that you have achieved
and many more achievements yet to come.

One part of your life’s journey is complete.
You will prepare to begin another phase
that will take you to unimaginable places.

As you prepare for your next journey,
we hope that you remember the ones you leave behind,
who have loved and supported you throughout the years.

We give you blessings of good will and love
as you journey forth into the world.
We thank you for the laughter and fellowship
that you have shared with us
and pray that as you begin your next journey,
remember the times that we all have shared with you.

Use those memories as a beacon to guide you on your path.
Don’t look back; continue only forward,
while using those memories to create a new path.

We pray that God will give you strength and determination
to develop new relationships that will help to strengthen
and sustain your faith.

Because we are made in the image of God
we have been blessed with free will to make choices and decisions.

We pray that you make wise and rational decisions,
always turning to God for help.
God hears, God listens, God is always with you.
Do not forget that.
Always keep in mind that God is around
and if you turn to him, he will guide you.

~ from Episcopal Life Weekly, posted on the Church Publishing website.