Prayer For Finals

O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked, through Christ our Lord. St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us. Amen.

Grant, O merciful God, that I may
ardently desire,
prudently examine,
truthfully acknowledge,
and perfectly accomplish
what is pleasing to You,
for the praise and glory of Your Name. Amen.

God, thanks for the giving me the ability to learn and for this opportunity of getting an education. Right now during final exam time I especially need your help. Here are the exams that are worrying me most ___________

Help me to be able to grasp the material and to find the help I need as I study.

Help me overcome __________ that's keeping me from concentrating like I want to on my studies.

I'm worried about other parts of my life right now like ___________________________. Please help me leave these problems in your hands during finals.

I'm also stressed out about all the other stuff I'm trying to do at the same time. Here's the stuff that seems to be taking away time from my studies ______________________. Show me how to let the unimportant things wait till I'm done with exams. I also have problems getting sidetracked and doing stuff that I want to instead of studying. Especially help me not spend too much time doing _____________________ during finals.

When I get stressed out, sometimes I don't handle it too well. I need your help so I won't blow off steam by _____________________________. Instead show me good healthy ways of taking a break and de-stressing.

I guess I feel a little funny praying hard during finals because I sometimes forget to pray when things are going great. I guess the important things is that I'm praying now because I believe you're there and I believe you care about me. And when I make it through finals, help me to remember to thank you for being there and for listening to my prayers. Amen.

O holy Joseph of Cupertino, who loves to bestow your favors upon all in need of your assistance, I implore your help with my studies and upcoming examinations. Despite my hard work and good will, I am anxious about these tests, and how I will perform. Remember, Saint Joseph, that you too endured a similar difficulty and that through obedience and the powerful protection of your spiritual father, you were providentially helped toward your calling and vocation.
Remember that you found yourself in the same difficulty and that through obedience and the powerful protection of your spiritual father you came out providentially well.
I beg your assistance now; help me to be confident in my testing, and prompt and alert in all of my answers. I ask your prayers for my intention, in the name of Jesus, and also with a special supplication to Mary and Saint Francis, your Holy Father.
O patron saint of academic examinations, I am convinced that my hope in your prayerful assistance will not be disappointed. Amen

God of Wisdom,
I thank you for the knowledge gained
and the learning experiences of the semester.
I come to you and ask you to illuminate my heart and mind.

Let your Holy Spirit be with me as I prepare for exams,
guiding my studies and giving me insight
so that I can perform to the best of my ability.

Grant me the strength to handle the pressure of these days,
the confidence to feel secure in my knowledge,
and the ability to keep a proper perspective through it all.

Help me to keep in mind what is truly important,
even as I focus my time and energy on these exams.

Finally, may I sense your peace
in knowing that I applied myself to the challenges of this day.

I ask this through Christ our Lord.


Lord you are my friend and you are with me today and always.
You have blessed my life with many gifts and talents.
As the exams approach I feel nervous so I pray for your peace.
Calm my mind so that I can think clearly and write down what I know.
Help me to remember what I have learned and to do my best.
Lord your loving presence surrounds me.
Help me to trust that you will guide me.

God of Miracles, as I head out to the exam room, I ask you to go before me. I am so nervous and do not feel prepared enough to take this test. May your presence fill the examination room, so that peace may reign and I may be strengthened. Thank you for being with me always. If it weren't for you, I know I wouldn't have made it this far. I ask you to please grant me the wisdom to focus on what is important when answering questions. Keep me strong to the end, so that your name may be glorified. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.

Jesus, my Savior, I am full of anxiety right now because I'm about to take my final exam. May your grace be sufficient for me during this period. Give me direction, that I may know the right places to focus my energy and time during test to maximize my resulting grade. Please help me to retain everything that I have studied, so that I can be able to use it on the test. As I take time to read and prepare, help me to focus on you and not on my capabilities. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.