It's that time of year again. Students are down to their last few weeks of high school. They are facing a mixture of emotions--excitement, trepidation, anxiety, nostalgia, and so many more. How can church communities support these students as they take this significant step in their lives?
This list provides a variety of graduation prayers and liturgies. Drawing from several parishes and denominations, each explores the common themes of courage, perseverance, hard work, and gratitude for home communities. Some also include ideas on how to incorporate the graduates into the larger service.
This list is part of a larger blog called My Faith, My Life: Resources for Christian Educators. It was inspired by the book of the same name, which serves as a handbook for teens in the Episcopal Church and is widely used in confirmation classes. The site contains free Christian education resources for all ages, and we encourage you to explore it!
These liturgy ideas can be adapted to fit your particular context, reminding youth that they are loved and supported as they grow, change, and confront challenges.