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Prayers for teenagers

This page features prayers for teenagers to pray, including a night time prayer and one for an exam or test. There are also two prayers for parents to pray for their teenage son or daughter as they navigate the challenges of bringing up a young person! We begin with a short modern prayer for a teen:-



a prayer for teenagers to pray

Father,
Sometimes I feel bewildered by the world.
I don't understand how there can be such richness beside such poverty.
Help me to be generous and thoughtful of others.
I feel upset when I hear others cruel words or see hatred or prejudice.
Help me to be loving and accepting of all I meet.
Sometimes a feel down about the pressure on young people to succeed.
Lord, in this confusing world
Help me to look to you
And stay hopeful and happy.
Amen.

(a modern prayer for teenagers to say from www.lords-prayer-words.com)



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The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

Michelangelo, Italian Renaissance Artist, (1475-1564)


Bedtime Prayer for Teenager


Dear God,

Tonight I lay down to sleep and ask that you would hold the fears, worries and disappointments that I feel.
Take my life and help me to sort through these many thoughts.
Help me to sift through all these feelings,
And to keep only the ones which are good and true.

Now as I sleep Lord, I ask that you would walk with me in my dreams, comfort my soul and renew my spirit.
Tonight I lay down to sleep,
Not alone, but with your love to watch over me throughout the night.

Amen.

(a short night time prayer for teenagers from www.lords-prayer-words.com)



Prayer for Teenage Son

a parent's prayer

Dear Lord,

Help me to love, without expecting anything in return.
Help me to engage, even when I don't fully understand him.
Help me to provide, quietly and gently to give good gifts.
Help me to speak, not to sow criticism but encouragement.
Help me to say sorry, to own up when I mess up.
Help me to forgive, even when I feel hurt or ignored.
Help me to hope, to breathe out joy and vision for the future.
Help me to carry my son, through the patchwork of hopes, dreams, hurts, worries, anger and the joy of teenage years.
Help me to remain open and soft
To understand and not to judge
My brilliant son.

Amen.

(a Christian prayer for a teenage son from www.lords-prayer-words.com)


Prayer for Teenage Daughter

a parent's prayer

Dear Lord,

Help me to love, when she is angry and upset.
Help me to engage, when she needs a friend and a listening ear.
Help me to provide, to accept her needs and give out when she is needy.
Help me to speak, not to sow harmful words, but encouraging ones.
Help me to say sorry, to apologise when I fail her.
Help me to forgive, each day to provide grace and a new start.
Help me to hope, to pour out love, acceptance and truth.
Help me to carry my daughter through the patchwork of hopes, dreams, hurts, worries, anger and the joy of teenage years.
Help me to remain open and soft
To understand and not to judge
My beautiful daughter.

Amen.

(a parent's prayer for a teenage daughter from www.lords-prayer-words.com)


Prayer for a student

A short prayer which a student can pray whilst away at college or university:-

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More prayers for young people...

here are links to some wonderfully inspired prayers to aid your journey