Prayer for Exams

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Prayers for Exams

Sometimes the pressure of a looming exam can seem overwhelming. It may be that your test is the culmination of a year (or even more) of study. Perhaps your future course, college or university place depends on the outcome. In such circumstances it can feel like what you are about write (or get wrong) will decide the outcome of the next chapter of your life.

Praying before an important exam enables us to gain perspective on our life.

What do we discover when we pray? That God has given us so much more in life that we can ever imagine. That when we trust Him, we are completely safe.

No matter what the result of the examination, God will still love us, protect us. and walk with us. We can trust Him with our lives because he has created us and ultimately knows what is best for us.



Prayer for Preparation to Study

Lord, I know you are with me and love me.
Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes,
keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use
of this time that is available to me.
Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying ,
and help me to remember it when the time comes.
Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study
and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way
that they honour you and do justice to myself.  Amen

Prayer Before an Examination

Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value
Is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.
As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied
and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focussed and clam, confident in the facts and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.  Amen

Bible Verses for Exams


"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?"

(Matthew 6:24-26)

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

(Matthew 6:34)

"I tell you, ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you."

(Luke 11:9)


"Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God." 

(Philippians 4:6)