I am so proud of our young people. I give thanks to God for them and we are so blessed.
It has been a privilege to watch them grow, often from children, into young adults and now emerging as leaders in our church. I also thank God for their, many gifts and we must pray for wisdom in the church for fanning these into flames in Godly, wise and encouraging ways.
But they also need our prayer for the many, many challenges in life they are facing.
School, exams, peer pressure, life choices, careers, university and many, many other things.
Pray for protection for them from the evil one, as it is so easy to be tempted particularly to drift away from God as a teenager (As I did)
Pray for the parents or guardians of teenagers!!!! For patience, endurance, wisdom, grace and mercy because they need prayer and sometimes help!!!
Also pray that the youth grow in their relationship with Jesus and relationship with each other and the rest of the church.
If you’ve not talked to our teenagers, spend some time with them they’re really cool!!!! 😊.
Adults why don’t you make a special effort to talk to and pray for a member of our youth, you’ve not talked to before? I know you will be blessed.
Pray also for all those involved in leading and disciplining the youth, for continued wisdom, vision and endurance as there’s lot going on. 7UP, Youth Alpha, Newday, other youth events, Youth service and the list continues!!!
I’d love our work with teenagers to expand at CCB and particularly love to see a Friday night youth group where we get to show the Grace of God to unchurched teenagers.
So we need to pray in faith for more workers in the harvest and a bigger vision (Anybody interested give us a shout)
Finally pray for salvation in our young people, both within and without our church.
We want more of all the good things of God in youth and we’d love to see more and more of Gods work going on for His Glory. We want to sow more and more seeds for the Kingdom in young people and let God grow them for a harvest!! Are you excited?? You should be 😊
Helpful Bible Verses
1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
Children obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Fathers do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.