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Praying for Our Youth: 10 Key Areas of Prayer for Youth

More Areas of Prayer for Youth

6. Money

Because the love of money is a root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10), I pray that God will give spiritual eyes to today’s teens and help them view money as a great resource for Kingdom purposes. May God grant them contentment in plenty or when poor because of their richness in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19; Matthew 6:24; Ecclesiastes 5:10; Hebrews 13:5)

7. Submission and Honor

In our prayer for youth, let’s pray that this generation submits to Christ and to people in authority over them. May God give them grace to love, respect and honor their parents, teachers, spiritual leaders and governing officials. (Ephesians 6:2-3; Hebrews 13:17; Mark 12:17)

8. Spiritual Growth

I pray that God nurtures the soil of young people’s hearts and grants them a greater sensitivity to their spirit so they may grow in the knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ. I also pray for more passionate workers for the harvest of youth ministry. (Luke 2:52; Galatians 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 3:16)

9. Discernment

I ask God to give teenagers the knowledge of the truth of God and spiritual eyes to see so the enemy won’t be able to deceive them. I pray they can discern between the teachings of the Living God and those of false gods or prophets. (1 Timothy 3:9; 2 Corinthians 2:11; John 17:17; Ephesians 6:14)

10. Hope

May God help today’s teenagers take every thought captive for Christ. In our prayer for youth, let’s ask God to fill every young person with the hope of Jesus’ resurrection. Ask him to protect their minds and hearts from hopelessness. May God also help them cling to Christ during discouragement and soak up his strength so they can then offer this same hope to others. (Galatians 6:9; Ephesians 6:13; Philippians 4:8; 2 Timothy 2:13; Hebrews 10:23; 1 Peter 5:8-9)

Join me in ongoing prayer for youth. And please share this with your ministry leaders!