Lord, I am about to sit my exams and I feel alone and uneasy. I know it's to be expected but I am becoming nervous and panicky as the time approaches. Help me to be calm at this time. Banish all fear, anxiety, regret and nervous distraction. Give me courage to face the tension of the coming days. Help me to do my best and to leave the rest in your hands, knowing that you will be with me now, during and after the exams. Amen
Every day I need you, Lord, but today especially,
I need some extra strength to face whatever is to come.
This day, more than any other day,
I need to feel you near me to strengthen my
Courage and to overcome any fear.
By myself I cannot meet the challenge of the hour.
We are frail human creatures and we need a Higher Power to sustain us in all that life may bring.
And so, dear Lord, hold my trembling hand.
Be with me, Lord, this day and stretch out your powerful arm to help me.
May your love be upon me as I place all my hope in you. Amen.
Saint Pope John XXIII.