10 Prayers For The Youth

O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.

Psalm 71:17

A youthful person is similar to a traveler who has just begun their journey. On that road, there are some who are weary and cannot continue. There are others who lie by the roadside stricken and tired. There are others who have died and cannot be found. There are those who are traveling very fast and others who are moving slowly. There are others who have reached very far on the road and have experienced all the twists and turns of the road.

David recalls his youth and remembers that he has walked with God all his life and never looked back. He speaks of how he continues to declare the wondrous deeds of God. How he sits in silence sometimes and remembers that the journey he has been on has been possible because of the goodness of God.

He knows that he wouldn’t be where he was now if it wasn’t for God’s wondrous deeds. David should be an example to any youthful person who is on this journey. If someone who has already traveled that road tells you that with God your ways will be straight and you will get past any obstacle you encounter then you should listen to them.

As Christian youth, you must follow in the footsteps of the great men of God. When you look at their glorious journey, you should be motivated and strengthened to do as they did. You should not attempt to go on this journey using your own strengths but rather lean on the guidance and directions of God as David did in his youth.

When we encounter darkness, the Lord should be our light. When we feel weak the Lord should be our strength. We must not trust in any worldly powers of darkness but rather seek the light of God to turn our darkness into light.  

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:11-13

God should be our light on this journey because he turns the night times into light. When we feel confused or dejected we must seek the knowledge of God.

When we go through disappointments, we must seek the strengths of God and this is the only way we will experience his wondrous deeds all through our journey from youth into adulthood.

Prayers for the youth

Prayer for the youth in employment

Dear Lord
We pray for all youth in employment
We know that this is new territory for them
We know that this requires new responsibilities
We ask for wisdom and understanding for their new roles
We ask that you protect them from any evil eyes on them
Let them not be taken advantage of
Let them be given their dues
And let them work with you by their side always
Amen

Prayer for the youth in employment

Prayers for the youth in the church

Dear Lord
We pray for the youth in the church
We ask that you prepare them to take over from the elders
Teach them and strengthen them with your word
Let their happiness be in the church
Let them stay and work in your house
Let them inspire other youth to come into your house
Give them the strength and wisdom to move your work forward
Develop them into good leaders and responsible members of the church
Amen

Prayers for the youth in church

Prayer for the youth in school

Heavenly Father
We pray for all youth in school right now
We ask that you protect them and keep them focused on their goals
Comfort them in times of trouble
Grant them the wisdom to study hard and pass all their tests
Let them keep good company that always leads to you
Let them not be swayed or misdirected by the evil ways of the devil
Grant them peace and open their minds
And let their lives be reflective of your wondrous deeds
Amen

Prayer for the youth in school

Prayer for the youth in distress

Dear Lord
We pray for youths in trouble
We pray for youths in prison
We pray that you release them from their prisons
Set them free and get them back on track
We pray for those who are prematurely pregnant
We ask that you give them the strength to go through their pregnancies
Let it not affect the trajectories of their lives
Let them not lose hope in themselves
Help them believe in their futures and fight for it
Heal all the sick youths of this world and
Make them whole again, believing in your love and goodness
Amen

Prayer for the youth in distress

Prayer for the youth in relationships

Dear Lord
We pray for all youthful relationships
Remove all foolish naivety from their hearts
Help them take things easy and look forward to the life you have planned for them
Give them the wisdom to know what is right and wrong
Sustain their lives and let them not pressure themselves into anything they will regret
Prepare their futures for them and remove all traps before them
Amen

Prayer for the youth in relationships

Prayer for the depressed youth

Father Lord in heaven
We pray for the depressed youth
We ask that you replace anything that they have lost
We pray that you strengthen their hands against evil people
Restore their hope and faith in you
Let them fight on and never give up on themselves
No matter what is going on in their lives
Let them rise above it and soldier on
Bless them and be with them always
Amen

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Prayer for the depressed youth

Prayer for the youth involved in substance abuse

Heavenly Father
We pray for all addicted youths
We know this was not your plan for their lives
We ask that you break any hold on them in Jesus’ name
Release them from their mental prisons
Renew their bodies and let them reject all bad substances
Renew their strengths and heal all their wounds
Give them back to their families and let them realize their full potential
Let your love and grace reign in their lives from now on
and let all bridges they have broken be mended
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Prayer for the youth involved in substance abuse

Prayer for youth in poverty

Dear Lord
We pray for all youth in poverty
We ask that you open doors of opportunity for them
Take away this pain from them and let them not stumble into bad company
Give them work for their hands
Remove the spirit of want from them
Bless them with all they need
Let them not steal to eat
Just as you feed the birds of the sky, please have mercy on them
Amen

Prayer for youth in poverty

Prayer for youth in demonic entanglements

Dear Lord
We break all demonic entanglements in Jesus’ name
We release all youths from these prisons they have sent themselves in
If any of them has lost their souls to the devil in exchange for riches,
We ask that you recover them
We rain your anger and wrath on these demons in Jesus’ name
Let them return what does not belong to them
Please retrieve your children from these yokes of evil
Break all evil holds on their lives
and let them find favor in your eyes once again
Amen

Prayer for youth in demonic entanglements

Prayer for youthful unbelievers

Father Lord
We pray for lost youth
We ask that you find them and bring them back to your feet
As sheep that have wandered away from the flock
We pray that you lead them back to you with your light
Help them discover your love and ever forgiving nature
Grant them second chances
Let them find peace in you and realize that you are their home
Amen

Prayer for youthful unbelievers

The youth are the future leaders. It is necessary and important to pray for them and lead them to God. It is only in God that they will find true peace and wisdom. If God travels with them they will not make wrong turns and mistakes they will live to regret.

God sees the future and he will divert us from evil if we listen to him and continue to trust in him no matter what. The youth must be taught to embrace the guidance and wisdom of God so that they can grow up in strength and realize the purposes for which God created them.

You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

1 Peter 5:5
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