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8 Powerful Prayers for Teenagers

Now, more than ever, we need to pray for our teenagers!

If you have a teenager, listen up my friend. They need our attention, love, and respect.

But even more than all of these important attributes, they need our prayers. The world is changing so quickly with evil lurking in every corner.

Here are some powerful prayers for teenagers your children will appreciate in the years to follow.

Whether your older child goes to a public, private, or home school, the temptations they deal with from their peers can be overwhelming. While we can steer them in the right direction, only the Almighty can overcome them with the joy, peace, and love they crave and desire.

Don’t be discouraged, moms and dads, this is a time of greatness and also disappointment. While we need to give our teenagers space to make their own decisions, we also must warn them of the dangers that lie ahead.

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The Importance of Praying for Your Teenager

Teenagers need us to pray for them consistently!

The enemy has found new and creative ways to get a hold of our teenagers through social media. Technology, while great in many aspects, has also provided a wide-open door for the enemy to lurk.

In addition to that, teens today are dealing with a mental health crisis like never before. And the enemy uses that to his advantage!

Continually pray for your teenagers and all teenagers because they need to full Armor of God to cover them as they go about their day.

Are you looking for some tools and tips to boost your prayer life? If so, be sure to visit our Prayer Resources Library where you’ll find everything you need to become a powerful prayer warrior!

Prayers for Teenagers

The enemy wants our teens. Teenagers today have different temptations than when we were kids, and we must call upon the Lord to guide them through these uncertain times.

Powerful and heartfelt prayers are the best way to intervene for our kids even if they seem to be on the straight and narrow path. 

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Daily Prayer for Teenagers

Beginning with a daily general prayer will kick our spiritual level into high gear with focus and determination. A covered prayer for our teenage boys and girls will ensure that Jesus is with our teens throughout the day.

Try saying this prayer before your child starts school or a busy day ahead of them. 

Dear Father, As my teenage son/daughter starts their day, please guide every step in the right direction.

I am so thankful that you are faithful in giving them the strength to bear the temptations that lie in wait to trap our children. Thank you for providing them a way out to endure these trials.

You are an amazing Abba who will give our children all they need in life to grow spiritually under your presence. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

Prayer for Teenage Daughter

In a material and shallow world that wants our young ladies to believe their appearance and accomplishments are most valuable, we can teach them what the Bible says.

But the enemy is great at causing them the question their identity and worth.

We can pray with boldness to remind them that they are made in the image of God.

As the words of Isaiah 43:1-4 reminds us, “I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you.”

Thank you, Heavenly Father, We are so grateful that we can come boldly before you and trust that you’ll provide for our daughter.

Remind her through your ways that she is loved and precious in Your sight. Help her remember that You have wonderful plans of prosperity and hope for her future that lies ahead. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Prayer for Teenage Son

While our daughter may struggle with her identity or appearance based on media posts or a TV screen, boys deal with other struggles. A son may someday be a husband, father, provider, and protector. 

Help your son to see that he has a bright future and must learn to be strong in the Lord and have courage when the temptation to follow the crowd is overwhel

ming. Pray that he would love God’s Word, meditate on it night and day, and trust the Word to guide his way as a lamp to his feet and a light to his path. 

Dear Lord, I want to lift my son up to You. I pray You will protect him and strengthen him. Please give me wisdom, guidance, and grace as I raise my child to know and love You. Help me to trust You with his heart and life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

Prayer for Stressed Teenagers

As teenagers gain more responsibilities and pressures, they also gain a higher level of stress and anxiety over these things.

Whether it’s grades, friend trouble, or struggles with addictions, we can always pray for our teens. It’s never too late, never too hard, and never too impossible for the Lord to lead our kids into a bright spiritual future. 

Dear Almighty God, I praise your name for my son/daughter. I am so thankful for the opportunity to come before you for wisdom and guidance. Help me to be sensitive to their needs and frustrations.

Help them to seek the truth and to be bold even when it’s hard. Lastly, keep their minds focused on what’s most important, and that’s You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

Teen Prayer for Strength

Our kids get inundated each day with wickedness in schools, activities, and gatherings with their peers.

While we can protect them somewhat with the situations they are in, sometimes they make choices that seem innocent, yet result in a potentially scary situation.

Whether it’s a temptation to take drugs, drink alcohol, or disobey parents, help them to be strong and courageous by lifting them up to the Lord. 

Dear Creator, Our teen is not always with us, and we know you are omnipresent. Please, Lord, help our kids to not be afraid to say ‘no’ when the situation is not godly.

Remind them that you are with them to guide and direct them on the right path. Thank you, Lord, for being with them when we can’t be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Prayer for Teenagers to Live Pure

Kids can live a pure life and we, as parents, must shelter them from ungodly situations. Yet, we know they live in reality and the sinful world wants them to live an impure life.

The more we pray for our children to live pure lives, the more we can give them the strength and courage to do so. 

Let’s lift our teens up in prayer, asking God to keep them on a path to purity.

Lord, Please protect our son/daughter from impure thoughts and situations that we can’t foresee. You are the Almighty, and we know our teenagers can live according to Your Word.

We love your Lord and put them in your hands when we cannot be in every situation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. Psalm 119:9 NIV

Prayer for Teenagers to Trust in Him

Our children are the most important people placed under our care and guidance.

Each one of our teens requires daily prayer. This collection of powerful prayers for your teen gives examples of a prayer to help your child trust in the Lord instead of their friends or connections. 

Father, I praise you for giving me my son/daughter. I am so privileged to be a parent and do not want to take it for granted. I pray that they would mature in the faith and trust in You for all of their needs. Guard and guide them, Lord, in every decision and choice they make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Prayer for Teenager Self Control

Teens are bombarded each day with emotions and hormones that they’re not sure how to control.

Whether it’s physically or mentally, they need our prayers to keep their eyes focused on God, not on how they are feeling or thinking.

Let’s pray that our teens can learn self-awareness with prayer through the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Precious Lord, I pray for my older child, I pray he/she is an example for self-control in his/her speech, conduct, and actions.

I pray that You keep them on Your righteous path and help them reject any thoughts that hinder their spiritual growth.

Instead, I pray they love their peers and show them how they too, can learn to say ‘no’ and have self-control. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

Pray for Your Teenager Every Single Day

Our children have been assigned to us by our creator and placed under our care and guidance. Each one of our children requires daily prayer.

This collection of powerful prayers for teenagers gives us many examples as parents of how we can set our teenagers up for spiritual success every day.

Make a commitment today to pray for your teenager every single day. Set a reminder on your phone and save this article if you need a guide.

Use these prayers to jump-start your prayer life focusing on your precious kids whose lives are changing so quickly. They need you and your prayers more than ever as they walk closer to adulthood. 

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