Thursday, May 1, 2008

Praying Scripture over our Youth

The best thing we can do as youth ministers is pray for our Youth.

God has blessed us as youth workers to have influence over the teenagers in our midst, but God changes hearts and reaches people before we ever do.

One of the best ways I have found to do this is to pray particular Scriptures over students. With some help from the mom of one of my small group guys, here is a compilation of Bible passages that can help direct our praying for Youth and their families (and for each other).  To use these prayers in a public worship setting, simply substitute the youth's name into the passage of Scripture.

(By the way, this blog is now inactive, but I currently blog here, beginning June 2012.)


  1. I would like to add to this list Ephesians 6:10-17, the "armor of God" passage. I feel like our students face spiritual attack all day long in their schools, from peers and even teachers at times. My prayer is that they have the full armor of God on so that they can be prepared to face these attacks.

    10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

  2. Yo dudes. Good stuff

  3. this is a great thing on youth