SPECIAL MESSAGE AND PRAYER FOR STUDENTS ---Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
My dear young brother/sister, The Lord who has promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”, is ready to come with you even as you take the exam. It is assured that He will grant you stupendous success in your exams. We read a similar incident in the Bible where God helped a man called Isaac (Genesis 26: 12, 13). Isaac sowed in the land. Likewise, you are going to write your exam today. This is the seed that you are sowing for your life. When Isaac sowed, the Lord blessed him. In the same way, the Lord Himself is going to bless you as you write your exam. How was Isaac blessed? Isaac reaped in the same year a hundred fold because God blessed him. You will also reap a hundred fold in your exams this very year. Isaac began to prosper and continued prospering until he became very prosperous. You will also be lifted up. This is the will of God. Will you surrender yourself into the hand of God and pray now? The Lord will surely help you. My best wishes to you for 100% success in your exams.
1.PRAYER DURING THE PREPARATION PERIOD
Loving Heavenly Father,I plead with You as Your word says that You are very compassionate and will by no means cast the one who comes to You (John 6:37). You are aware of my fears and anxiety regarding my forthcoming exams. Therefore, please fill my heart and soul with Your divine presence and be the Lord of my life. During these days when I prepare for my exams, please remove all my sicknesses, lack of concentration, apprehensions, tensions, hurdles and so on and help me to concentrate in learning my lessons without wasting time, because the Bible assures, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).According to the promise, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye” (Psalm 32:8), please teach me how to study. Please sit by my side and teach me the portions which I am unable to understand.As it is promised in Your word, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5), please fill me with Your divine wisdom and understanding. Grant me excellent memory power so that I can retain all that I learn and recollect it during my exam. I thank You for hearing my supplication. I lift this prayer in the matchless name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
2. PRAYER DURING THE EXAMINATION PERIOD
Loving Heavenly Father,I have come to You with hope because You alone are the One who hears our prayers (Psalm 65:2). Even as I write the exam today, I implore You to bless me with the necessary wisdom, memory power, health and courage.Please wash and cleanse me of every sin which stands as an obstacle for me to experience these blessings in fullness. I thank You for making me as Your child.According to Your promise, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest,” fill me with Your presence and come with me. As it is written in Your word, “Fear not, for I am with you; … I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10), help me to feel Your mighty presence in the room where I will be writing my exam. In accordance with Your word, please uphold my hand with Your righteous hand, that I might write my exam with confidence. Help me to attend all the questions, give appropriate answer to every question without any errors, and complete the paper within the allotted time.I commit my exam and the results into Your mighty hands. As told in the Scriptures, “The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the Lord” (Proverbs 21:31), grant me victory. Thank You for hearing my prayers.I offer this prayer in the prayer in the victorious name of the Lord Jesus Christ who is going to give me success. Amen.
3. PRAYER DURING THE RESULTS AWAITING PERIOD
My Loving Heavenly Father,I have written my exams with Your help and guidance. As it is written. “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes” (Proverbs 21:1), so let me find favour in the eyes of the evaluators who correct my answer sheets and let my writing be legible to them, so that I can succeed in getting excellent marks. I render my heartfelt thanks to You my Lord. As You say in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you…. thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”, I believe that You have a blessed plan for my future. Therefore, I surrender myself to You so that Your ways which are higher will be fulfilled in me.This world must see that I am Your child. Therefore, as You have promised, “….I am with you always ,even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20), so kindly be with me and continue to lead me in the path of victory. I pray this prayer in the name of Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.