Praying for Our Young People

We have a number of young people at Orwell Bible Church that we are so thankful for. Some are anticipating adulthood and some entering. How can we pray for them? Here are some things we considered during our afternoon service yesterday:

“But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness,” 1 Tim 6:11

“Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart,” 2 Tim 2:22

“Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God,” Col 4:12

  1. Personal walk with the Lord—God’s Word, prayer,
  2. Stronger relationship with Christ – rooted in knowledge of Christ, love for Christ
  3. Protection from worldliness and schemes of Satan
  4. Protection from temptation
  5. Denial of fleshly lusts
  6. Grow in humility, not pride
  7. Personal discipline
  8. Good friends (because they will become like their friends)
  9. Ministry to those they live closely with (roommates, others on campus)
  10. Patience with those they live closely with
  11. Involvement in local church
  12. Witness for Christ
  13. Honor authorities (teachers, administrators, etc)
  14. Good attitude at work
  15. Physical strength and protection
  16. Financial provision – work hard, trust the Lord
  17. Gain heavenly, not worldly wisdom
  18. Perseverance
  19. Balance in life
  20. Comfort and peace

Can you think of others?

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Author: Dan Greenfield

I am an undeserving sinner saved by God's grace through Jesus Christ, a happy husband, proud father of 6 great kids, pastor of Orwell Bible Church, Executive Secretary of the American Council of Christian Churches, and member of the Ohio Bible Fellowship .

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