Prayer for studying for a test

Prayer for Preparation to Study

Lord, I know you are with me and love me.
Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes,
keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use
of this time that is available to me.

Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying ,
and help me to remember it when the time comes.
Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study
and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way
that they honour you and do justice to myself.  Amen

prayer for studying for a test

Prayer Before an Examination

Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value
Is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.

As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied
and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focussed and clam, confident in the facts and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.  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.

Copyright Karen Barber 2013.  All rights reserved.

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