A prayer for young people
When young people’s potential is fulfilled, we all benefit.
All We Can’s local partners across the globe often work with young people to unlock their skills and potential. From helping young mothers in Malawi access education and life-skills classes, to training young farmers in Zimbabwe in the best climate-smart agriculture practices, together, they are working towards a world in which every young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Please join us in using these prayers for young people around the world today.
1. A prayer for young people
We thank you for young people,
the energy, enthusiasm and potential that they have.
We pray that the obstacles that can hold them back
such as poverty, ill-health, and discrimination, will be removed.
We ask that, inspired by your Spirit, young people will have courage to speak out for justice,
find solutions to poverty and love their neighbours with word and action.
May you strengthen them with joyful hearts,
give them a vision of your Kingdom here on earth, and embolden them to act.
2. A Prayer for World Youth Skills Day (15 July)
God of all,
We pray for our young people today.
We thank you for their vigour and energy,
Their particular way of engaging with the world,
Their potential, and futures.
We pray Lord for the one in five young people who are not employed,
Not in education or training,And especially for the young women who make up this statistic.
On this day, we cry out on their behalf.
We say sorry for when we have failed to support and look after young people.
We pray for the projects and opportunities that are focused on giving young people the chance to fulfil their potential.
May you bless them,
Sustain them and continue to inspire solutions that will give young people a future filled with hope.
Hear our prayer O Lord,
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