Prayer Before an Examination

(A Salesian Prayer)

Dear Lord, as I take this exam,
I thank you that my value
is not based on my performance,
but on your great love for me.

Come into my heart
so that we can walk
through this time together.

Help me, not only with this test,
but the many tests of life
that will surely come my way.

As I take this exam,
bring back to my mind
everything I studied
and be gracious
with what I have overlooked.

Help me to remain focused and calm,
confident in the facts
and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge
that no matter what happens today
you are there with me always.