living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for youth

Featured below are two short prayers for young people. The first one is suitable for teenagers to pray as a dedication of their lives to God. It is a prayer from the heart for the living Lord to come and take their creativity and talents and use them as bringers of hope and life to the world.

The second prayer is suitable for a youth leader, friend or teacher to say over their youth group or class. It is a prayer for God's wisdom, truth and hope to come into their lives.

Prayer for young people

(a prayer suitable for young people to say in a church service or at school.)

Our Father,

You are so wonderful and we worship you.
You are the source of a river of love and grace that transforms the world.
We offer you our young hearts, minds and bodies.
Help us to grow in the goodness of your kingdom.
May we shine out in times of darkness,
Stand safely upon the truth and not be shaken,
And see your vision for the world and follow you.

Come use our energy to care the lost.
Come take our creativity to meet with the brokenhearted,
Come use our youthfulness to bring joy and peace,
And your hope to bring light to everyone.


prayer for a student

A prayer for a student to pray whilst studying at college or university. The prayer reminds us that God can be many things to us - our protector, comforter, counsellor, teacher and friend:-

"We offer you our young hearts, minds and bodies"

Prayer for the youth of today

(a prayer suitable for a youth pastor or teacher to say for their youth group or class.)

We pray for this new generation, the young men and women of today.
Shine your truth into their hearts. May they hear you in music, see you in art and experience you through the love and care of family, friends and teachers.
Build your hope into their lives. May they sense this hope rise in their hearts as they encounter the power of nature, the majesty of the oceans and the beauty in creation.

Come sow your wisdom into their minds. May they discover wisdom as they read their bibles, discuss deeper issues of life or encounter hardships or difficulties.
Come weave your love into their dreams. May they find vision in their interests, opportunities for their talents and aspirations for their abilities.
May this new generation of your men and women know you.