Graduates: Aging Out and Training Wheels

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Day 17:  30 Days of Prayer for Hope

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. (1 Corinthians 2:6-7)

One of the key components to the success of our graduates is that we do not drop them when they complete their years on campus. In fact, we spend more on them in the year following graduation than in the year prior. After graduation, each young adult lives in a transition home where he or she learns important life skills and manages growing independence. This is one of the most critical stages in the lives of our kids because it’s when they are most vulnerable to returning to old patterns. It is also a challenging time, as relationships and responsibilities change while children learn to thrive on their own.

For children in the graduate homes, we pray for patience, maturity, and hearts willing to continue being shaped. Father, give each of them your wisdom during this “aging out” time as they practice what they’ve learned, start their own lives, and become agents of transformation in their communities.

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