A High School Senior’s Prayer + A Sneak Peek

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August 19

My senior year of high school officially kicks off tomorrow. It’s that time in life when everyone’s favorite question is the same: “What will you do after high school?”

With so many future uncertainties and decisions filling my mind, I’ve found myself often slipping out of an eternity mindset and into one that craves worldly success.

But then God reminds me, that like anything else in life, school can be a beautiful sacrifice of praise to him if I’m reading, studying, and writing for his honor alone. This verse from a Valley of Vision prayer is encouraging to that end:


Give me grace always to keep in covenant with thee,

and to reject as delusion a great name here or hereafter,

together with all sinful pleasures or profits.

Help me to know continually

that there can be no true happiness,

no fulfilling of thy purpose for me,

apart from a life lived in and for the Son of thy Love.*


Happy back to school, friends!

For Him and in Him,

Bethany J.


(P.S. This week I’ve got an article coming that I’m super pumped about! Last week I had the privilege of interviewing a Christian young woman who shared her testimony with me. She speaks from her experiences as a young person and gives advice to others of her generation. Don’t miss it!)


*Prayer from Arthur Bennet’s Valley of Vision. Excerpted from Man’s Great End.

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