Let us pray:
God of our endings and our new beginnings: We thank you for each one of our graduates. We thank you for their gifts and talents, their excitement and enthusiasm, their wonder and curiosity. Their contributions have blessed and challenged us, and we have become a richer community because of them.
As they step forward into the world that awaits, comfort their fears with the full knowledge of your divine presence. Strengthen their resolve to walk in the footsteps of Jesus as modern-day disciples in a world that needs their spirit. Guide their feet as they move through life, protecting them from the pitfalls of darkness while they help to lead future generations into the warmth and promise of your light. We ask your blessing upon each of them, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.