Pastor: As you go back to college, we pray a special blessing upon you.
All: We have enjoyed your presence with us this summer. Your youth and your faith give us hope for a better future.
Pastor: We call now upon the Holy Spirit to raise you up and keep you strong, safe, and secure.
All: We pray for your safety and for your growth. We thank God for your gifts and for this wonderful time of adventure and excitement in your lives.
Pastor: We seek the Holy Spirit to keep your parents confident and at peace.
All: We pray for your parents and families, for we know there is no greater risk than to allow children to grow. We will do our best to support them with our presence and our prayers.
Pastor: All this we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.