In your wisdom you made everything that exists;
The natural world declares your glory.
Thank you that in today’s exam I have an opportunity to see that glory afresh.
Help me work with all my heart, as working for you.
Strengthen me and help me to recall everything I’ve learned:
May remembering your works move me to praise you.
Your will be done in the result of this exam.
You work all things for my good, so help me to trust you whether it goes well or poorly,
And to process the outcome in a way that reflects Christ’s humility and grace.
Bible verses for reflection:
How many are your works, Lord!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Great are the works of the Lord;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
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