This prayer is for the parents of TCKs and was born out the reality that three people on the Global Trellis team have graduating high school seniors and another team member has a daughter going off to college after a COVID gap year. So, we get it! If you’re a parent, pray this for your graduating TCK. If you’re a family member, teammate, auntie, uncle, or just love a graduating TCK, pray this for them. We love you, graduating TCK, and this is our hope and prayer for you.
I knew this day was coming,
but when I first held this child
it seemed so far off.
I have prayed many prayers
for (insert child’s name)
and because of __________.
And now it is time to release them.
God, help me in the releasing.
May I not be the worst version of myself
either holding on too tightly
or too loosely
Because I am not ready.
Lord, thank you that they carry so many
rich experiences, cultures, and people
with them into the next phase of life.
Prepare me to walk with them from afar.
for the times I am too tired to listen,
for the times I am unsure of how to guide and advise,
for the times I want to rush in and need to restrain myself.
Thank you for bringing this child to my family.
Thank you for adding their personality
and interests to my life.
Thank you for letting them taste that you are the
God of the universe, and not just one country.
Go before them, behind them, with them.
Provide for them.
Keep them close to You.
Lord, help me in this releasing
to trust myself to let go
to trust them in the going
and to trust You in the keeping of them.
You can download the prayer to use on a prayer walk, keep in your Bible, or hang in your home to pray for your graduating TCK.
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