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Praying for Honesty and Integrity
The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
Proverbs 12:22 TNIV
Very often, our greatest growth comes from our greatest failures
Praying for an Others-Centered Outlook
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others beer than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3 - 4
A short-term mission trip or ser vice in a local shelter can take a teenager out of her comfort zone and open her eyes to the joy that comes with putting the needs of others ahead of her own.
Praying for a Humble, Teachable Heart
Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.
Titus 3:1 - 2
When you pray for your teenager
to humbly submit to authority,
you are setting him up to reap God's rewards.
Praying through Anger to Composure
Better a patient person than a warrior, those with self-control than those who take a city.
Proverbs 16:32 TNIV
When our teenager is angry,
we may not understand why.
But that's OK, because God does.
Praying for Compassion and Kindness
Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness ... brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:5, 7 - 8
Faith enables us to pray with confidence -- even when
we cannot see God working -- because our prayers are
based not on what God has done but on who he is.
Praying about Your Teenager's Attire
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as ... the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
1 Peter 3:3 - 4
God loves your teenager, and he cares about
even the smallest details in her life.
Praying for Your Teenager's Relationship with You
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Colossians 3:20 - 21
When we pray that our teenagers will honor and obey us,
we are opening the door to a lifetime of God's blessing.
Praying for Good Friends
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If they fall down, they can help each other up. . . .Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 - 10, 12 TNIV
Teenage friends may come and go, but the Lord will
never abandon your child.
Praying for Involvement in Church
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another --and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
God doesn't call us parents to be successful;
he calls us to be faithful.
Praying for Dating Relationships
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
Proverbs 13:20 TNIV
Trust God to do the things you can't -- and look for
him to show up in ways you don't expect.
Praying for Your Teenager's Relationship with Christ
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,
continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6 - 7
Pray in your teen's bedroom when he is not home.
Play Christian music and invite
the Holy Spirit to take up residence there.
Praying for Your Teenage Driver
He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
God doesn't change. Neither does his Word.
When you pray the Scriptures,
you tap into the same power that has been working
in the lives of teenagers forever.
Praying for Your Teenage Athlete
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
1 Corinthians 9:25
When we realize that God is more concerned
with spiritual victories than athletic victories,
the most painful experiences often become the
most beautiful testimonies of his love.
Praying for Healing from Eating Disorders
"I am the Lord, who heals you."
Thank God for what he has done in your teen's life --
and believe for the answers
to prayer that are yet to come.
Praying for Healing from Self-Injury
You are the children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves ... .The Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.
Deuteronomy 14:1 - 2
God will never forget your child.
Her name is engraved on the palms of his hands.
Praying Your Teenager through Depression
This is what God promises: to bestow on [us] a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness
instead of mourning, and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
When you find yourself in a place
where all you can do is depend on God, do that --
and count on him to rescue you.
Praying for Your Teenage Rebel
"My wayward children," says the Lord, " come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts."
Jeremiah 3:22 NLT
No matter how far your teenager strays,
God is always loving him, always pursuing him,
and always calling him back.
Praying about Time Online
I will set before my eyes no vile thing. . . .
I will have nothing to do with evil.
Psalm 101:3 - 4
When you monitor your teen's Internet use,
you are not invading his privacy;
you are protecting his purity -- and his future.
Praying for Protection from Drinking
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
As parents, we must be faithful in love,
diligent in prayer, and expectant in attitude as we wait
for God to work in our teenager's life.
Praying for Sexual Purity
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19 - 20
God's majesty and power can often be seen most
clearly against a backdrop of despair.
Praying about Choice of Music
Among you [in your music] there must be not even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed. . . . Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. . . . Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:3 - 4, 19b - 20
Ask God to bring people into your teenager's life
who can teach the lessons
he or she may not want to hear from you
Praying for Protection from Drugs
Don't you realize that whatever you choose to obey
becomes your master? You can choose sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God and receive his approval.
Romans 6:16 NLT
Praying with your palms open --
and truly releasing your teenager to God --
frees you from the burden of being in control.
Praying for Sin to Be Exposed
You may be sure that your sin will find you out.
When you ask God to let your kids get caught,
be prepared. The answer to your prayer
can be hard -- but God's power, wisdom, and grace
will get you through even the darkest night
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