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Friday, February 5, 2016

Pray for Families (Strengthening and Protection of Young Adults)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

As Satan seeks to claim souls, I am clearly seeing his target: young adults.  From 18-28, young adults are so vulnerable.  They are seeking to be independent thinkers, self-supporting, and successful, when in reality most don't achieve all three in this decade of life.  Wanting a shortened path, they are faced with whether or not to make compromises.

Let me share a few stories I’ve heard recently.
  • College male freshman, not much of a partier, needs to help his fraternity reach a goal.  A “friend” from another fraternity offers his assistance if he’ll do a line of cocaine. 
  • Conservative church-going Christian female in mid-twenties with lots of liberal friends. “Friends” say that they will help bring her to their dark (liberal) side. 
  • Christian female in mid-twenties, engaged to be married, wanting to remain chaste until her marriage.  Her Christian "friends" questioned, ridiculed and dumped her for being counter-cultural.
  • A young unmarried couple, each raised with Christian values, decide to live together (or maybe just have sex sans living together).  Surprised when a pregnancy occurs.   (To marry or not?  To parent or not?)

Let us pray on their behalf. They need our prayers and support, as the future of the family lies in this young generation.  It’s no wonder that Satan does everything he can to keep them dazed, wandering, and confused!

Lord, we ask for an outpouring of your love and mercy upon our youth.  Send your Spirit upon them to strengthen their resolve, clearly see your Truth, and withstand the storms that seek to crush their virtues and leave debris in their paths.  May your legions of angels be sent to light their way, to protect and guard, and to rule and to guide.  Amen.

Lord, make them attentive to your voice: 
And your ears shall hear a word behind you: “This is the way; walk in it,” when you would turn to the right or the left. Isaiah 30:21

May we show them your face of love and mercy: 
Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

May we teach them to pray during times of temptation:
Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me. Matthew 16:23

Peace, Joy and Love,

Prayer is a gift of love.  Be generous and pass it on!