we pray that You would give these, your children,
hearts and minds in tune with Your will.
May they grow in spiritual wisdom,
and in an understanding of how You are at work in their lives.
May their words and actions bring credit to You,
and may their lives reflect Your glory and grace to everyone they meet.
Strengthen them with Your infinite power,
so that they would be strong enough
to endure what seems unendurable,
giving thanks to You in all things.