In periods of hardships, it is important to keep the human spirit alive. As you prepare for the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET), it is a must to keep humble and prepare not only the mind but the spirit.
If you are feeling stumped with all the materials and the studying, it is always helpful to step back, clear the mind, and remember the true importance of the LET exam.
Keep humble and keep in my mind that your efforts may not be enough. Guidance must be sought and the load shared. Doing this, you may find strength to carry on and succeed in your endeavors.
Sharing with you a beautiful prayer submitted by a grateful LET passer. Hoping this could guide you in your everyday tasks as you prepare for the LET exam.
Prayer for Students taking the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET)
Father of Light and Wisdom,
thank you for giving me
a mind that can know
and a heart that can love.
Help me to keep learning every day of my life–
no matter what the subject may be.
Let me be convinced that all knowledge leads to you
and let me know how to find you and love you
in all the things you have made.
Encourage me when the studies are difficult
and when I am tempted to give up
Enlighten me when my brain is slow
and help me to grasp the truth held out to me.
Grant me the grace to put my knowledge to use
in building the kingdom of God on earth
so that I may enter the kingdom of God in heaven.
Majestic Father, we thank You for our students who are preparing for Final Exams. Thank You for crowning
each of them with wisdom and honor. Thank You for the educators who have a genuine interest in seeing our
children and youth succeed. O God, You are our God; we earnestly search for You. Our souls thirst for You;
our bodies long for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water. We have seen You in Your
sanctuary and gazed upon Your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how we praise
You! We will praise You as long as we live. We will lift up our hands to You in prayer. You satisfy us more
than the richest feast. With songs of joy will we praise You.
Royal Father, we confess that our students are well versed in every area of learning; gifted with knowledge and
good judgment. We declare that just as You anointed Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego with an
unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom, that You will anoint our students to
excel in their academics and to conquer their Final Exams. We decree that our students understand the value
of knowledge; they understand that wisdom is more profitable than silver and her wages are better than gold.
We confess that they will not be anxious about these tests, but they will pray and tell You what they need. They
will thank You for all that You have done for them; then they will experience Your peace which exceeds
anything they can understand. We declare that our students can do everything through Christ, including
excelling on these Final Exams, because You give them strength. We expect that as they study and apply
themselves to their academics, that Holy Spirit, You will bring all things to their remembrance when they sit
down to begin their Final Exams. We decree that our students are the head and not the tail; they will always
be on top and will never be at the bottom academically.
Holy Spirit, please help our students to hunger and thirst after knowledge. Help them to shed every false label,
expectation and preconceived notion that society has placed upon them. Help them to see themselves as more
than conquerors in every aspect of their lives. Holy Spirit, please help our parents and guardians to understand
how important it is for them to have an active role in their child’s education. Show them how to partner with
their student’s teachers to encourage and help their child to learn. Lead and guide our students to scholarship
and grant opportunities to help pay for their educational expenses. Please open new revenue streams for
those parents who are sending their children to college.
Loving Father, forgive the sins of our educators and students. Forgive us, as parents and guardians, for being
negligent in teaching our students to first reverence You which is the beginning of wisdom. Forgive those of us
for sacrificing our students to excessive television, video games, music and to the ways and customs of the
world. Forgive those for devaluing the worth of teachers and education. Forgive us all for not being more
insistent on quality education in our school systems. Holy Spirit, remind our students of those they need to
forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.
Glorious Father, help our students to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Awesome Lord, Your right hand is glorious in power. Your right hand smashes the enemy. In the greatness of
Your majesty, You overthrow those who rise against You. You unleash Your blazing fury; it consumes them
like straw. Who is like You among the gods, glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great
wonders? You are God alone! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 63:1-5, Daniel 1:4,17, Proverbs 3:14, Philippians 4:6-
7,Philippians 4:13, John 14:26, Deuteronomy 28:13, Matthew 5:6, Romans 8:37, Proverb 9:10, Exodus 15:6-7,
© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004.
PRAYER BEFORE AN EXAMINATION
Heavenly and most gracious Father, as I prepare for this exam, I bless Your Holy name. I give You praise, I give You thanks. I give You all the glory you deserve, for You alone are worthy to be praised.
Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, I surrender my all to you: my heart, my soul, my mind and my body.
El Elyon, The Most High God, take control, lead me to success. Ever-Present Abba Father, I request that you draw near today as I set out to recap the educational knowledge You have blessed me with.
Guide my thoughts as I recall my past lessons learnt through this semester.
Matthew 6:33-34 Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Focus and direction
Father, I pray that my teachers be blessed abundantly, for they aided me, preparing me for success in these exams.
Jehovah Jireh, open up my intellect, give me a mind of peace, allow me to focus and understand my curriculum. Be the directing hand that guides me to study the relevant topics; guide my pen as I recall.
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James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Psalm 121:2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Stepping out in faith
Omnipotent Lord, I will step out in faith, confident of excellence as the exam date approaches, for You never gave me a spirit of fear.
I am also confident that my hard work will definitely pay off because faith without works is dead and the just shall reap rewards.
I proclaim and declare victory, for life and death is at the power of the tongue. I will rejoice at the sound of my triumph as I exit the exam room on that glorious day. In Jesus’ Mighty name,Amen!!
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When you’re studying for and taking exams it’s very empowering to pray and claim passages from the Bible to help you stay focused and help you to get in touch with God’s power. Here is a final exam prayer using verses from the Bible.
Final Exam Prayer Using Bible Verses
Dear God, I ask for your help during final exams based on who you are and the promises that you make in the Bible.
I thank you God that you are the source of all wisdom as it says in Proverbs:
“By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place, by his knowledge the deeps were divided and the clouds let drop the dew.” (Proverbs 3:19,20 New International Version of the Bible.)
Help me to remember that however complex the subject may be that I am tackling, you can enable me to grasp it, understand it and remember the details because you are the originator of all knowledge.
I thank you that you promise to help me when I ask for wisdom as it says in James:
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5 NIV)
Help me to believe that even as I am praying, you are giving me the wisdom and the help I need. I thank you that studying and gaining this knowledge will be beneficial to me as it says in Proverbs:
“He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.” (Proverbs 19:8 NIV)
I thank you that although the discipline of studying seems very difficult right now, it will be well worth it as it says in Hebrews:
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (Hebrews 12:11 NIV)
I thank you that even though I may feel stress and pressure during exam time, it says in Philippians:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
And finally, I thank you that through the help of the Holy Spirit, I might have the mind of Christ:
“’For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” (First Corinthians 2:16 NIV)
Thank you God that as I have spoken to you, you have spoken to me through your words in the Bible. Help me to remember them and depend on them during exams. Thank you for your wisdom, truth and help. Amen.
Other prayers you might find helpful:
College stress: College can bring stress over money, academics, relationships and life direction. Here is a prayer to help you identify what’s stressing you out and how to get help. College stress relief prayer.
Test taking anxiety: Studies show it leads to lower grades. Here is a prayer for use before and during a test. Test anxiety prayer
Procrastination: Studies show that 95% of college students put off doing their studies and over half say this is a problem they need help in solving. Here is a prayer for God’s help for you: Prayer to overcome procrastination
Guided prayer on exams: This guided prayer has blanks in it that help you specifically tell God about the kind of things that are going on in your life during final exams that you need to put into God’s keeping so you can concentrate on studying. Guided prayer for exams.
Exam blessing prayer from the Bible: This exam blessing prayer asks God to give you the kind of wisdom, knowledge and ability to learn as some of the wisest people in the Bible. Prayer of blessing for exams
Finding your personal space at college for prayer and meditation. Finding your space.
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