Lord we bring before you the teenagers of our nation and indeed the world, who are facing so many problems and difficulties in a world that has all but forsaken the living God and turned itself over to idols. The truth of scripture and accountability to our Creator and God has given way to teachings on relativity and bitterness and hatred is the diet that is being promoted in every area of life.
Look down in pity on the teenagers of today who have so little light to guide them on the path of truth, so little biblical instruction and sound teaching, so few good role models to inspire them and so little hope in a world that is drowning in self-interest and sin.
I hardly know how to pray Lord for there are so many that are being led down the path to destruction and an eternal separation from the One Who died on the cross to save them from sin and death and hell. Have mercy Lord on this generation of teenagers, Have pity Lord and send help to each one – in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, I come to You to offer my prayers and supplications for my teenager, knowing that in so many ways they have chosen to rebel against You and turn their back on all that they have been taught in their childhood years. Father I ask that You would give me wisdom to know how to deal with this great sadness in my life which gives me such a pain in my heart.
Lord, I feel so helpless and realise that the one and only course for me is to cast all my pain on You and to lay all my burdens down at your feet and ask Lord, that You would help me to know what to say and when to say it – and prompt me when to remain silent…I pray.
Lord keep me from actions that would antagonise the situation more and more but also I pray that You would enable me to say and do those things that will speak truth into this sad situation. Lord I pray that whatever it takes – that You would minister Your healing touch into each of our lives and I pray that You would help to restore my own precious prodigal.
At the moment Lord it seems an impossible prayer, but I know that nothing is impossible with You – and so I ask Lord to bring my teenage child back into a right relationship with Yourself and with the rest of the family. Thank You Lord for hearing my prayer and I pray that the answer will come speedily – but Lord, give me the patience and wisdom to wait Your time, and may the sorrow that this has brought be turned into joy – to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Lord I believe that children are a precious gift from You and I want to simply thank You for my beautiful daughter who is now in her teenage years. Father it seems no time at all since she was a little child and now she is growing into a lovely young woman. Thank You for her life and for the joy that she has brought to us all.
Lord I pray that You would give me wisdom and understanding now that she is growing into womanhood. Help me to be sensitive to her needs and irritations, her dreams and frustrations. I pray that with the passing years we may grow closer to each other and to You. But also Lord I pray that I would be willing and able to let her ‘go’ and not to stifle her development in any way, so that she may become the person You would have her be - and Lord I ask that in Your grace You would bring into her life good, Christian friends.
Father I thank You that my daughter knows You as her personal Saviour and I pray that as the years pass that she will grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that she would mature in the faith so that she may be equipped to stand fast in this evil world. Keep her from temptation I pray, and deliver her from all the perils and dangers that surround us on every side. Guard and guide her Lord, in all her decisions and choices she will be faced with as she grows into adulthood – and thank You Father for this precious gift of a daughter, in Jesus name I pray,
Loving Lord and heavenly Father, what a joy it has been to see this dear son of mine growing from childhood into his teenage years. Lord how time seems to have flown-by and I thank You for the love and comfort he has brought me over the years – as well as the many pains and problems that we have also had to face, with Your help as well.
Lord I pray that as he grows and develops in his teenage years that You would give me the grace and ability to guide him wisely in the choices that he will have to make. Help me to be willing and able to encourage as well as warn – to support as well as to correct.
Guard and protect him from the lure of world lusts and the fleshly desires and Lord, and as the enticements of the world become ever more enticing I pray that he would be led and guided by Your Spirit to make the right decisions and to resist temptation.
Father I have sought to bring my son up in the fear and nurture of the Lord and I pray that he would continue into manhood in right relationship with You and with those with whom he comes in contact. May he grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and I pray that he may become a mighty man of God, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Dear Lord, I am glad that I can come and talk to You any time – Lord at times so much seems to be happening in my life I hardly know what to do. Lord I get so frustrated with people who keep trying to tell me what to do and yet I know that it is only because they want the best for me and yet I get so irritated with them – please help me to act wisely and not react as I am prone to do.
Lord I do thank You for my parents, I know that they mean well, but they always seem to want to run my life for me – help me not to lose my cool and to be able to respond appropriately to them. Lord I often know in my heart that what they say is right but it somehow makes me cross – please help me. Life at times seems so confusing, so many hurting people and so many that seem to want to hurt others.. Lord I don’t want to get like that – I really want to do what is right in Your sight. Help me I pray, in Jesus name,