God of all generations, past, present, and future, this day we focus our prayers on the youth of our world.
We pray for those:
Who are seeking something more
Those who are lost
Those who are abused
Those who have discovered the joy of Christ’s love that they might continue in their faith
For our future leaders
For teen moms and dads
For those left to act as the adult in their families
For those with AIDS and HIV
For those confronted with war
For the homeless youth
For those with leukemia and other devastating diseases
Those in gangs
Those who are teased and bullied
Those with mental illness
Those who struggle with depression
Those who cut themselves and self-mutilate
For youth who struggle with body image
For those addicted to drugs, alcohol, or nicotine
For those who are forced into prostitution
We know youth struggle with so many issues, many we have left unnamed, but we entrust them to you O God.
We pray for your protection and guidance.
This day we also pray for their future, our hopes and dreams for their lives
We pray that they will be
Convicted about their beliefs
Constantly seeking more knowledge
Truth telling prophets
That they wouldn’t lose their wonder
And that they would realize their dreams.
We lift our prayers to you this day O Holy One, our petitions, laments, and hopes for the youth of our world.