Friday, March 16, 2012
Teenagers Are Worth Praying For
It seems that there is much talk about war in the news every day. Weekly there are new threats, concerns, reactions, and troop or naval movements. Of course these things are serious. We should be in much prayer for peace and diplomacy. But let us never forget the war that rages daily over the lives of our youth. How much prayer is lifted up to God on behalf of the youth of our church, community, and country? Is there a sacrifice that is too costly to make to fight this war? Satan and his demons will not call a "cease fire." Though he is defeated, yet he fights even now. He will not surrender. As a result, we must not surrender! We must be faithful to the fight! Pray that our youth "will not be conformed to this world" (Rom. 12:1-2). Pray that out youth will "set their minds on the things above" (Col. 3:2). Pray that our youth will "flee youthful lust and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace" (2 Tim. 2:22). Finally, pray that our youth would "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ" (2 Pet. 3:18). Youth who are evangelized and taught today will be our leaders and decision makers in the future--pray for our youth.