I remember being an angst teenager that thought the world was out to get me. Why? I have no clue, but that is what I thought. I was young with no real concept of the real world, but I was also gullible. Thankfully, I feared God, which kept me from doing many things and following my friends. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for many teenagers and college kids. I am not saying I was perfect, I did my share of stupidities, but I could have been worse.
As a teenager or a college student, you are just beginning to formulate ideas of how the world works and what you think is fair and just. It is easy to go along with what you are told but teachers and professors without questioning their thought processes. At this age, it is easy to succumb to temptation and rebel, thinking you can do what you want without repercussions. It is because of this that we must pray for them regularly.
“Lord, today we ask you to protect our teenagers and college students. They are at a time in their lives when they are growing into their thoughts and ideals. We pray these ideals will be shaped by your scriptures and not what is being taught in the world. May your word be the ultimate authority in the decisions they make. May they be mindful of the friends they surround themselves with. May they seek to walk on the right path and stay away from trouble. May they have humble hearts and not rebellious ones. We know you care for them, and thank you that we can bring them to you in prayer. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.”
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”1 Corinthians 10:13
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”Proverbs 1:7
SDG – “Soli Deo Gloria”