31 Ways to Pray for our Youth

spiritualgrowth_prayforyouth1. Pray for a spirit of Humility.
“The willingness to submit” (James 4:10)

2. Pray for a spirit of Reverence.
“The fear of the Lord.” (Proverbs 9:10)

3. Pray for a spirit of Purity.
“A desire to be clean.” (Matthew 5:8)

4. Pray for a spirit of Purpose.
“A wisdom to set goals.” (Proverbs 4:25)

5. Pray for a spirit of Simplicity.
“A lifestyle uncluttered.” (Romans 12:8)

6. Pray for a spirit of Commitment.
“A dedication to the ‘cause’.” (Joshua 24:15)

7. Pray for a spirit of Diligence.
“A willingness to work hard.” (II Peter 1:5)

8. Pray for a spirit of Servanthood.
“The ministry of helps.” (Galatians 6:9,10)

9. Pray for a spirit of Consistency.
“The quality of faithfulness.” (James 1:8)

10. Pray for a spirit of Assurance.
“A depth of faith.” (Hebrews 10:22)

11. Pray for a spirit of Availability.
“A willingness to go.” (Isa. 6:8)

12. Pray for a spirit of Loyalty.
“A zeal for fidelity.” (Ruth 1:16)

13. Pray for a spirit of Sensitivity.
“Openness of heart.” Luke 10: 30-37)

14. Pray for a spirit of Compassion.
“Love in action.” (Mark 8:1,2)

15. Pray for a spirit of Tenderness.
“A willingness to weep.” (II Kings 22:19)

16. Pray for a spirit of Maturity.
“The capacity to grow.” (Hebrews 5: 12-14)

17. Pray for a spirit of Holiness.
“Christ-like behavior.” (I Peter 1:16)

18. Pray for a spirit of Reliability.
“A depth of dependability.” (I Corinthians 4:2)

19. Pray for a spirit of Revelation.
“Learning to listen.” (Ephesians 1:15,18)

20. Pray for a spirit of Denial.
“A sacrifice to surrender.” (Luke 9:23)

21. Pray for a spirit of Confidence.
“A baptism of boldness.” (Philipians 4:13)

22. Pray for a spirit of Integrity.
“The quality of truthfulness.” (Romans 12:17)

23. Pray for a spirit of Repentance.
“A willingness to change.” (Luke 3:8)

24. Pray for a spirit of Trust.
“A fearless reliance.” (Psalm 125:1)

25. Pray for a spirit of Submission.
“Choosing to yield.” (Ephesians 5:21)

26. Pray for a spirit of Teachability.
“A quality of meekness.” (Titus 3:2)

27. Pray for a spirit of Prayer.
“A longing to wait.” (Isa. 40:31)

28. Pray for a spirit of Unity.
“A respect for others.” (I Corinthians 1:10)

29. Pray for a spirit of Restoration.
“A ministry of healing.” (Isa. 61:1,2)

30. Pray for a spirit of Authority.
“A capacity to command.” (Matthew 16:19)

31. Pray for a spirit of Generosity.
“The desire to give.” (Matthew 10:8)


48 Responses to “31 Ways to Pray for our Youth”

  • Aldo says:

    POWERFUL! Praying God’s Word over our youth.

  • Vipul says:

    NYC points for youths to be prayed for

  • Sanjay says:

    I Love to share this wonderful prayer with our youth groups… God bless you

  • Alfred says:

    Yes, it is inspirational to pray, but it is also very necessary. We read in 2 Chron 7:14 “… if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” NKJV. WE are the ones that are called to be intercessors for our youth, for fellow citizens of this great planet and for all that God sends into our path. It is a privilege, an obligation and even a calling. I feel that this list needs to be where I can see it daily! May God show each of you what priority to give to this prayer-list!

  • Thompson says:

    dis is nice and it spiritually empowered, thank u d writer, coordinator and director of dis great and wonder list of prayer, i and my youth bord will look deep to it and work faithfully with it and as well to d youth of my generation.

  • Shelley says:

    Thank you both for your responses and may the Lord our God bless you, in Jesus name amen

  • JENNIFER G says:

    Wow!! Truly inspired by the Holy Spirit!! I will continue to pray this not only for this generation but for my own heart and for my husband!!

  • Mary Iheanacho says:

    Thanks so much. This prayer points has a power tools that will definitely change a billions of youths life’s. To God be all the glory. Amen.

  • Elkay says:

    When we pray for our youth or about anything, the indwelling Holy Spirit is there to guide us in offering God-centered requests, to fill in words we fail to say, and to carry our needs before the Lord (John 14:16; Rom 8:26). The Spirit knows our needs and desires—as well as the mind of the Father and the details of every situation. He speaks to God on our behalf while teaching us to pray in accordance with the Father’s will and these answered prayers build our faith and confidence in God’s power and love. Thank You, Father, Jesus and Spirit

  • obeng eric says:

    may God increases your wisdom.i want to come to sourth Africa to join you for words of God .

  • Tom Tom says:

    Thanks Isaac, and may everyone truly give thanks to God the Creator this Thanksgiving Day and every day of the year!

  • isaac says:

    may God continue to bless u

  • Apollos Mohamed S. Koroma says:

    This 31 prayer points for our young people/youth are very powetful. If we have a godly, obedient, submissive, sincere, faithful … youth today we are sure of a better tomorrow.
    thanks for this prayer points.

  • Barbara Alpert Barbara Alpert says:

    Hi Goodidea Ugo, good to hear that this list of prayers have helped you. I pray that God richly blesses you as you seek Him in and through prayer and reading His word.

  • Goodidea Ugo says:

    i really thank God for this pray points for the youths,
    i,m bless by it, and iam very happy that i saw it today, it has change my life and give my life a meaning. All thanks to God Almight, thanks to Rev Roberi Coleman.

  • Chris Landwerlen says:

    tayo…may jesus continue to bless your enthusiasm for and in him. blessings!

  • tayo says:


  • Doris Beck Doris Beck says:

    I love what you said, ‘when there’s a man to pray there’s a God who will answer prayer’. What a great reminder for all of us to keep on praying!

  • Daniel says:

    i pray that God own people will grow in spirit. God bless you all Jesus in name Amen.

  • Tsakani says:

    When there’s a man to pray there’s God who will answer the prayer.
    Let’s continue praying for our youth without season,they are the leaders of tomorrow and the weapon that the church needs today to stand up and fight a good fight of faith. May the good Lord Bless us all.

  • Alfred says:

    How many days in a month? To read through this list, may be just that, reading it prayerfully. Yet the more detailed and personal we make our prayers, the more effective they will be! We have teen-age grandchildren, I know youth in our church, in our greater community, in our church schools (in western Canada), ….. I have been to Africa 3 times (twice to the Congo and once to Cameroon) and know some of the missionaries and church leaders there. So, what if I name specific people in a prayer for day 1, then have the Spirit lead me the next day to pray point 2 , and so on, till after 31 days we are ready to start over? What better way of putting this list into practice?

  • I prayer that God will move every of the inspiration from this organisation to melt the heart of youths for a change in Jesus name. Amen. And i pray that will use you mightly more ever with good health, favor from people for the growth of this ministry Amen. Also pls post me your devotions, i’ll be happy to meditate on them, for my own growth too. Thank you

  • Alfred says:

    A year ago (on May 30th)I responded to the comments on this list. Now I’m thrilled that it has been blessing people here since then! Thank you, Pastor Robert Coleman, for letting me know that God is working in your part of the world, in Africa, also!
    I like what Mick says (on April 27, 2011) that it can be a great “prayer starter” for Prayer-Walking for the youth.
    Praying Scripture is one of the topics discussed by April Yamasaki in her book “Sacred Pauses”. She is a pastor in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. It is ISBN 978-0-8361-9685-6’ if you want to find it.
    Dear Lord, I pray that we not only read this list, but pray it often!!!! Our youth live in a changing world, and need Your word and by our prayers to guide them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  • Donaye Joseph says:

    This is a powerful prayer for the youth, may the Lord bless and increase this ministry in Jesus name Amen.

  • Shelley says:

    Dear Father God.
    Lord I pray that these words will be an encouragement to all who read them. In Jesus Mighty name amen

  • santhakumar says:

    Great work praise the Lord

  • Reverend : Robert Coleman, South Africa, Kimberley. God is Love, and cares about us, as his Loving Chrildren.

  • Through prayer and faith all things is possiible those who believe in God and Through Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit.Amen.

  • There is no one like My Lord and God Jesus our Divine and Holy Christ,All the Praise,Glory,Honour,Blessing. Belongs. To God Almighty, the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and Holy Spirit Divine. And. Jesus Christ.Amen

  • Holy and Sacred and Divine God in and through Christ Jesus, Lord of Love may thou touch each and ecru youth with love,,patience and peace and touch there life’s to Glorify thou Holy name, O Lord thou them with tthou wisdom and be a light to them, Holy Jesus touch and bless each family in the world. Fill them with thou humbleness and love, may thouu grant. Each one what every there. Hearts desire. Is, bless all families. And Christian s, believers, and saints,In the Name of Jesus, God the. Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.Amen
    Rev: Robert. Coleman. South Africa, Kimberley.

  • Jerome says:

    nice and great 31 prayers…

  • Rhonda Young says:

    Love this 31 ways to pray for our youth. Praying now and forever but July 1, 2013 I with my Facebook Family will share and pray w/o ceasing for our youth. To GOD be the Glory!!! Thank You for sharing this site with the world. GOD BLESS this ministry.

  • Shelley says:

    Thank you Lord for these promises to us as your children, who desire these promises for our lives everyday that you give us another day to live here on planet earth. In Jesus Mighty Name amen

  • jyde.o says:

    These prayer points really helped my prayer lyfe, thanks.

  • john says:

    Glory all to God in the highest! Yes, we will be interceeding for the youth as satan’s attack is geared on them. But our Godcis a GREAT BIG GOD and nothing is impossible with Him. Thank you for the prayer ideas. God bless you always and all ways.

  • Jer says:

    Thats great news Barbara! God is great!

  • Barbara says:

    Our family has a prayer line and recently established a prayer line for the youth and young adults in our family. While researching what to pray for concerning them I came across your website and immediately knew The 31 Ways to Pray for Youth was a answer to prayer. This will be a tool we use frequently and definitely pass it on to others as well. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you in such a powerful way.

  • Alfred says:

    What a powerful list for intercessors to use! I’ll be passing it on to the youth worker in our community, and using it myself, of course. No doubt this list of 31 was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
    I’m just reading in the book of Judges, how the Israelite people forsook God and followed the gods of their neighbors, were punished, cried to God for help and were rescued by a Spirit-led person. They went down and up 6 times, not learning from the past. It only takes ONE generation to loose the faith of our fathers! That makes it all the more imperative that we be on our knees for our young people!!!

  • eunice says:

    How wonderful is this to encourage the youths to pray for their time because youth are the leaders for tomorrow. I would like to thank you for your encouragement. good day.

  • Kate says:

    Hi Cher, so glad to know you are using your gift of intercession! We must always be ready to put on the armor of God and raise up the sword of His Spirit, which is the word of God, for we battle not against flesh and blood.

  • cher says:

    Amen! im so glad to read this and it helps me to pray for the youth in our church GOD BLESS!

  • Kate says:

    It is such a joy and privilege to pray! How awesome is our God that He hears and answers! All the idols are silent, but our God speaks and listens. How wonderful He is to build up our faith as we sit at His feet, acknowledging our desperate need of Him and how gracious He is to bless us. Let’s look forward to how God will answer the prayers of His people, for He is FAITHFUL!

  • Bose says:

    This is indeed wonderful prayers for our contemporary youths and teens. Thank you

  • Andrew says:

    I agree OtoAbasi great prayers!

  • OtoAbasi Akpantah says:

    I was asked to pray for children and I got overwhelmed by the violence several youths in my country got involved. But these “31” are great. God bless you.

  • Sharon says:

    great prayer ideas, thank you

  • Lily says:

    Great prayer ideas… will definitely be sharing this. Thank you :)

  • Mick says:

    Great prayer starter for prayer-walking for youth event.

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