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.
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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I imagine most of my readers have noticed that I have posted much less this week than typically. It is simply because I have finals this week. Next week I hope to again continue my frequent postings!
Also, I have been having some trouble lately with an online Catholic forum because of my love for the Tridentine Mass and the Traditions of the Church. I would appreciate your prayers for the improvement of this situation.
This powerful prayer is very effective in examinations. It has to be said before appearing in the examination. There are two variants to this prayer. Both the prayers are equally effective. You can choose any one of these:-
First Prayer O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.
Through Christ our Lord.
St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us.
Second Prayer O St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew. Grant that I may like you succeed in the (here mention the name of Examination eg. History paper I ) examination.
In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.
O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me
O Holy Ghost enlighten me
Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me
Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.
Remember, when you succeed in the exams then you should thank St. Joseph of Cupertino.Image Source: Ordo Fratrum Minorum ConventualiumRecommended as a way to honor St. Joseph of Cupertino:
We remember in prayer the young people from our parish you are taking the junior or leaving certificate or third level exams this summer. They will be remembered at Mass in St Michael’s Church on Sunday 17 May during which they will lead us in song and prayer. The Seinn choir will sing and paly during the Mass.
A candle is lit each day during Mass as a symbol of the prayerful support of the parish community.
Prayer in Preparation for exams.
O God of Wisdom,
I thank you for the knowledge gained and experiences of this time. I come to you on this day and ask you to enlighten my mind and heart.
Let your Holy Spirit be with me as I prepare for these exams, guiding my studies, and giving me insight so that I can perform to the best of my ability.
Please grant me the strength to handle the pressure of these days of exams, the confidence to feel secure in my knowledge, and the ability to keep an appropriate perspective through it all.
Help me to keep in mind what is truly important, even as I focus my time and energy on these exams.
Finally, may I sense your peace in knowing that I applied myself to the challenges of this day.
I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.