May you discover the call of the living God,
the God of your fathers,
of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
As you follow in his footsteps, may you accept the mysteries of Christ,
certain in the embrace of his unfailing love.
And may you live the vision of God,
his partner in the transforming work of redemption,
eagerly awaiting the glorious day
when all things are made new.
May you follow the course of wisdom in your life,
choosing the right road in your journey through life.
Be humble –
a quiet spirit can overcome great mistakes.
Be a good judge of character –
it is a mistake to give great authority to foolish people.
Be vigilant, but sensible –
you can’t avoid danger in life.
And may you understand that wisdom and wise ways come from God –
that is the value of wisdom:
it helps you succeed.
In good times and bad
may you accept with grace the gifts of the Lord.
May you not rely on your own strength and skill,
but trust in the ruler of all things.
And may you listen quietly for words of wisdom,
and follow where they lead,
knowing and believing in the triumph of heaven’s plan.
Find a way to do what is right
no matter how hard it seems.
Don’t follow the path of the wicked
even if it looks easy
It’s better to fear the Lord.
And remember that not even the wisest people know everything,
even if they say they do.
Be Christ to all you meet.
May you reflect on your life
blessings and trials
putting in perspective
both the joys and cares of the world.
May you embrace sorrow
and allow it to refine you.
May you control your temper
and not give way to anger.
And may you accept the way God works
trusting His sovereign plan
remembering that nothing in this life is certain.
May you find satisfaction in the Lord,
creator, sustainer, redeemer,
the one who gives meaning and value
to all things.
May you enjoy the things you have
instead of desiring what you don’t.
And may you know the power of Christ –
despair into hope
vengeance into peace
death into perfect and eternal life.
May you hold your words as you enter the house of God,
listening before speaking,
finding his voice in all you do.
And may your yes be yes
your no be no
your words full of truth
your promises as certain as the God you serve.
May you see with heavenly eyes
the pain and oppression of a world
longing for the salvation of a Redeemer.
May you know the joys of selfless companionship a blessing from God in life’s worries and trials.
And may you use your measure of God’s grace to bring healing and joy to the world around you:
Christ’s ambassador of restoration
proclaiming Good News
to those in need.
May you enjoy and embrace the seasons of life with grace and humility, whether they bring joy or pain.
Through laughter and grief, love and disappointment, may you trust God’s singular promise to make all things beautiful in His time.
And may you eat and drink and enjoy your labor from the Lord,
His gift to you,
a part of his holy and perfect plan,
beginning to end.
May you enjoy the fruit of God’s creation –
food, friendship, labor –
pleasures from your heavenly father.
And may you find fulfillment in the Kingdom of God
a partner with him in the transforming plan of Christ.