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A Prayer at Exam Time

When You Need a Little Spiritual Boost Before Your Tests

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A Prayer at Exam Time
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One of the most stressful things teenagers face is examinations. Whether it's a regular test in class to the SAT or ACT, students are not immune to the anxiety-inducing exams. While there is probably no prayer that can get you an A on an exam you don't prepare for, and probably no prayer that can change that "B" answer to an "A" answer, you can rely on God to help you study better and relax more when taking a test. Saying a prayer at exam time can help you focus better on what you have learned so that it comes out by making smarter choices on your exams.

Here is a simple prayer you can say at exam time:

Lord, today I am just really stressed. You know, Lord, that I am having some trouble with the test I am about to take. I know it's probably not the biggest world problem, with people starving, people turning away from you, people in wars, and more. But, Lord, it's what I'm facing right now, and I need you in this time. I know that no problem is too big or too small for you to handle, and I need to turn this stress over to you to help me with.

Lord, I just need to be able to focus. I need your help to look at this information so I can remember and apply it well on my exam. I need you to help me feel more confident going into the test and relax a bit so I can concentrate. Lord, please help the people around me to understand that I need to focus and study.

Also, Lord, help me when I walk into the exam. Give me the peace, when it is all said and done, to know that I walked in and did my best. I pray, Lord, for your guiding hand as I take the exam, and I ask for your welcome calm when I walk out of the classroom after.

Lord, thank you for all the blessings you have placed in my life. Thank you for being here in this time when I feel a bit overwhelmed. Thank you for always being there and allowing me to rely on you. Praise your name. Amen.

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