Lord, I pray for the students who are starting university,
and the exciting journey that they are embarking upon.
May it be an enriching time,
Teach them new things about your exciting, complex and beautiful world.
Let their knowledge distill into understanding.
May it be an enjoyable time,
Surround them with good friends, who can make them laugh.
Let those friendships last beyond university.
May it be a liberating time,
As some step out into new freedom and independence.
Let their experiences become wisdom for life.
May it be life changing,
As they discover new passions and interests,
and perhaps even new callings.
In Jesus’ name,
Written by Gareth Banton