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Prayer 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 college or university place depends on the outcome. In such circumstances it can feel like what you are about write (go 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.

On this page you'll find a short prayer to help with an exam test, as well as a calming video with a request for peace of mind . There's also a collection of bible verses to help with the pressure of tests, and a meditation on psalm 121. Once your done here you might also want to check out some prayers for peace of mind.

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Prayer For Exam

A beautiful short prayer for calming the mind before taking a test or exam final. The words to this prayer are reproduced further down this page:-

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

(Philippians 4:6, CEV)

Prayer For Exam

Come still my heart, O Lord
Calm my nerves and focus my mind.
Father, I lay before you everything I have studied.
May I channel all I have learnt into this exam.
Please give me the faith to believe I can pass this test,
Yet the peace to know that all is well.

Thank you that you are with me no matter what the result,
Thank you that your friendship is eternal.

(a prayer for students taking an exam from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for exam result success

Lord, I have done my best. I now lay this exam and the result at the foot of the cross.
Thank you that this is a place of grace, where I can find rest.
Thank you that I am safe beside you Jesus, that you are with me no matter what lies ahead.
Thank you that I travel with you and live in your blessing.


(a prayer for success in a test from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

read more prayers for success by clicking here, including another prayer for success with an upcoming exam.

Psalm 121

A good scripture to meditate on before going into an exam room is Psalm 121. It speaks of God's everlasting love and protection:-

1-2 I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

3-4 He won’t let you stumble,
your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel’s
Guardian will never doze or sleep.

5-6 God’s your Guardian,
right at your side to protect you—
Shielding you from sunstroke,
sheltering you from moonstroke.

7-8 God guards you from every evil,
he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
he guards you now, he guards you always.

Psalm 121 (The Message)

prayer for an exam test

a short prayer suitable for printing:-
prayer for an exam test

Prayer Before a Test

Lord, thank you that you are with me right now
Your love surpasses all fear
I give you the anxiety I feel
I surrender all my worries to you
Clear my mind
Calm my heart
Still my Spirit
Relax my being
That I may always glorify you
In everything I write, speak and do.

(a modern prayer for exam nerves from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

The Serenity Prayer

pray the serenity prayer
pray this famous prayer for wisdom and courage here

Prayer for Peace of Mind

A simple request to God for his peace and serenity, with tranquil images and calming music. The words to this prayer can be viewed here:-

Bible Verses for Exams

Some words of Jesus about worry:-

"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, NIV)

and also later in verse 34:-
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

(Matthew 6:34, NIV)

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. And he promises to be with us, forever:-
"...surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age"

(Matthew 6:34, NIV)

Another scripture to meditate on before an exam:-
""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, NHEB

Paul's exhortation to pray:-
"Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God."

(Philippians 4:6, CEV)

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