A Prayer at Exam Time

When You Need a Little Spiritual Boost Before Your Tests

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One of the most stressful things teenagers face is examinations. Whether it's a regular test in class to the SAT or ACT, students are not immune to the anxiety-inducing exams. While there is probably no prayer that can get you an A on an exam you don't prepare for, and probably no prayer that can change that "B" answer to an "A" answer, you can rely on God to help you study better and relax more when taking a test.

Saying a prayer at exam time can help you focus better on what you have learned so that it comes out by making smarter choices on your exams.

Here is a simple prayer you can say at exam time:

Lord, thank you for all you do for me and those around me. I know I am fully blessed, but I come to you with something on my heart.  Lord, today I am just really stressed. You know, Lord, that I am having some trouble with the test I am about to take. I know it's probably not the biggest problem in the world, with people starving, people turning away from you, people in wars, and more. But, Lord, it's what I'm facing right now, and I need you in this time. I know that no problem is too big or too small for you to handle, and I need to turn this stress over to you to help me with.

Lord, I just need to be able to focus. I need your help to look at this information so I can remember and apply it well on my exam. I need you to help me feel more confident going into the test and relax a bit so I can concentrate. Lord, please help the people around me to understand that I need to focus and study.  Lord, I ask that you guide me toward the right places to look and the right places to focus. There is so much information in front of me, and I know I have notes, but help me read them in a way that makes sense.  Help me see the information clearly because it will help me pass.

Also, Lord, help me when I walk into the exam. Let there be a peace that flows over me.  Lord, please let me walk in that room knowing that I did my best to prepare.  Let me know that I have given it my best.  Give me the peace, when it is all said and done, to know that I walked in and did my best. I pray, Lord, for your guiding hand as I take the exam, and I ask for your welcome calm when I walk out of the classroom after.

Lord, I also ask that you guide my teacher's hand when grading the test.  Let her see my answers for what they were.  Let her understand I did my best, but most of all, be yourself.  It's hard to feel comfortable when you don't know what's coming on the test.  Let her see I did my best to explain my answers.

Lord, thank you for all the blessings you have placed in my life. Thank you for being here in this time when I feel a bit overwhelmed. Thank you for always being there and allowing me to rely on you. Praise your name. Amen.

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