Examination day is one of the most nerve-racking and stressful moments in the life of a student. This is especially true for final exams where failure can mean the difference between passing the subject and flunking it. To help you calm your nerves and put your soul at ease, you can say a prayer before the exam. We’re sharing with you a few prayers that you can recite right before the big day.
You’ve studied for hours and burned the midnight oil in preparation for the exams, and you are confident that you are ready to answer all the questions correctly. That’s well and good. But for some people, it’s not enough to diligently study the lessons; you also need to pray to ask God for guidance, strength and wisdom. After all, prayer is the most powerful weapon we have as Christians.
Saying a prayer before the exam helps to banish your fears, worries and anxiety away, and gives you renewed belief and confidence in yourself. But do keep in mind that prayer without preparation will not help you pass the exam. You must also be mentally and physically prepared for the exam by studying your lessons well and getting enough sleep or rest.
If you have a major exam coming up and you don’t have time to compose your own prayer, don’t worry because you can use any of the prayers below. You are free to use these prayers before the exam anywhere you see fit – whether at home, in the classroom, or at the exam premises.
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Prayers Before an Exam
Choose from any of these short prayers and recite it before you take the exam. All of these prayers are free for personal use without permission from the author. For commercial usage and publication in digital and print media, please contact us for permission.
Prayer Before Exam 1
As I prepare to write this exam, I ask that You quiet any anxiety within me. Please place Your peace that passes all understanding in my heart and mind. I know that I have studied to the best of my ability.
All I can do now, is ask that You be with me and bring to remembrance all I have studied. Please give me clarity of mind, that I may read the questions carefully and answer them thoughtfully. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer Before Exam 2
As this exam approaches, I ask that You would help me lay it down in surrender before You. I know that this exam result does not define me, but You still call me to be diligent. I have studied hard, and now I simply ask for Your peace to fill me as I write this exam.
Help me to not become flustered and forgetful. Please fill my memory with all that I have studied and learned throughout my lessons. Thank You for this opportunity of education. Help me to write this exam to the glory of Your name. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer Before Exam 3
As I take this exam, remind me that this is only one moment in time. A moment where You are present with me, and I don’t have to be afraid. Please be gracious to me, and grant me comprehension and clarity as I read each question.
Help me to remain focused, and to recall what I have studied. Help me to apply my studies, and to be thorough in my answers. Please keep me calm, and remind me that You are with me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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How to Pray the Prayer Before the Exam
Follow these steps when praying the prayer before the exam:
- Make the sign of the cross.
- Recite the Trinitarian formula (“in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”) while making the sign of the cross.
- Say the opening prayer in a clear, slow and solemn tone.
- Close the prayer by saying “Amen.”
- Repeat the sign of the cross and the Trinitarian formula.
Whether it is a short classroom test or the board exam for your professional license, praying before the exam will uplift, strengthen and inspire you to pass it successfully with flying colors. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends, classmates and colleagues who might be interested to know what to pray before taking the exam. God bless!