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.)