The Lord has done some amazing things in the lives of teenagers this past year. I know it’s because of the work of God and the result of prayer. I believe in this generation of students; I believe they will have an amazing impact on our world and will pursue God with great zeal and passion. They want something real, they want to make a difference, and they want to be involved now. We must trust them; we must mentor and train them until they are walking in the calling they have for their lives at this moment.
Rather than focus on negative views about our young people, I invest more time now in prayer for them than I ever have. When you focus and pray the positive, positive things will result; negativity only breeds negativity. What would happen if we imagined a group of young people today as they can be instead of what others have deemed them to be? We can change statistics. We can pray.
- That youth would see their God-given plan and purpose. Ask God to reveal the identity He wants them to have, instead of what their circumstances have dictated. (Jeremiah 29:11; Psalm 139:13-16; 2 Cor. 5:20; Jeremiah 1:5; John 14:13; Rom 8:28-29)
- That they will have wisdom and develop good friendships. We often become like those we hang out with. (1 Cor 15:33; Heb 10:25; 1 Thess. 5:11; 1 Sam 16:7)
- That they would develop good character, having their lives transformed by the Spirit of God, and living godly lives. (1 Tim 4:12; Rom 12:1-2; Psalm 24:4)
- That they would develop a hunger for righteousness and purity, keeping themselves from sexual immorality. (John 8:32; 1 Peter 1:5; Heb 13:4; 1 Cor 6:18; 1 John 4:4; James 1:12-14)
- That they would develop a passion for the anointing of God, and be witnesses of God’s truth and love to others. (Acts 1:8; Luke 4:18-19; 1 Peter 3:15; Matt 28:19-20; Gal 5:24)
- That they would be submissive to their leaders and God, and have accountability to mentors in their life. (Eph 6:2-3; Heb 13:17; Mk 12:17)
- That they would find hope for their lives and the world around them, and encouragement in their hard times. (Gal 6:9; Eph 6:13; Phil 4:8; 2 Tim 2:13; Heb 10:23; 1 Peter 5:8-9)
- That they would have discernment of truth to know when the enemy is trying to deceive them or alter the Word of God. (1 Tim 3:9; 2 Cor 2:11; Jn 17:17; Eph 6:14)
- That they would passionate about their spiritual growth and work in ministry. (Luke 2:52; Gal 2:20; 2 Cor 5:17; Eph 3:16)
Kids & Youth Prayer Coordinator
World Network of Prayer