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A prayer for the next generation

Written by Benjamin Shanks on October 16, 2023.

Our Father in heaven, everlasting, holy, transcendent and faithful across the ages, we bring our prayers before You that Your Name may be glorified in all the earth. Your Name and renown are the desire of our hearts, so we bring the next generation before You in prayer: our young adults, teenagers, children, infants and newborns.

Help those of us further down the road to speak life into the next generation with words of encouragement, wisdom and love through intentional gospel relationships. May we know the power of our words, recounting the stories of Your faithfulness as “one generation commends Your works to another.” (Ps 145:4).

For our programs at NorthernLife that seek to reach the next generation with the gospel we pray for blessing and kingdom-fruitfulness. Without You, Lord, we can do nothing, but You are able to transform young lives for Your glory. Holy Spirit, empower our leaders with a radical love, an overflowing enthusiasm and eyes of faith to develop deep relationships leading to fruitful conversations about the gospel.

Above all, we pray that You would seek & save young people—please Lord—that they would be born again and find eternal life in knowing and walking with You for the rest of their lives. May we see many baptisms in the next months testifying to Your power at work in young lives. Start a revival among our youth that would bless and witness to our Hornsby area and beyond.

May our kids grow in faith and love for You as they explore the Bible and the story of Jesus.

May our young people who already follow You be empowered on their journey of faith to develop life-giving discipleship habits to grow in their knowledge and love of You.

For our students in Year 12 completing their HSC exams this month we pray for peace of mind, for good recall of the content they have learnt, and for restful sleep. Whatever the outcome of their exams, may they know your unconditional love and acceptance of them.

May our young people grow in wisdom, stature and capacity for leadership. As they are the leaders of the future, inspire us, Lord, to give our young people opportunities to serve, lead and develop in their giftings.

We know Your love never changes, Father. We know the resurrection of our Lord Jesus is good news to every generation. We know Your Spirit is always at work among our young people. Help us, Lord, and raise us up to be a part of Your work to the next generation. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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In Jesus’ name,