Praying for the Next Generation

Supportive mother helping her worried teenage daughter

I am sure you pray for your children each and every day.  Over this last week I have seen the news showing behavior that I cannot even imagine my children would be involved in – from foul language, to setting fires, to making unacceptable gestures with their bodies.

I have also witnessed amazing young people excited to praise the Lord, willing to stand firm for the principles that are dear to God and speak the truth boldly but with love.  It made me ask the Lord, “How do I pray for young adults and the next generation?” He brought me to Psalm 1.  Let me share it with you:

Blessed is the man

Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
     Nor stands in the path of sinners,
     Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
     And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
     Planted by the rivers of water,
     That brings forth its fruit in its season,
     Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,

But the way of the ungodly shall perish. (NKJV)

I invite you to read, meditate upon, and then join me as we pray these verses for the young people of our nation and the next generation.  By His grace we will see the behaviors that delight the enemy will wither and die.  Young people will find that true liberty is delighting in the law of the Lord and meditating upon HIS Word day and night.

Blessings,
Patricia Wenzel
Women of Character Graduate

Patricia Wenzel Rev. Patricia Wenzel is the founder and director of a state-wide prayer ministry, PRAY New Jersey Inc., since 2002.  The ministry is committed to praying for and blessing those serving in authority positions in our state, particularly in government.  The ministry is also committed to equipping the saints to pray for those serving in government.  The vision and ministry is guided by the Word of God, in particular, 1 Tim. 2:1-4 and Is. 61:11.  Pat is thankful for the ministry of America’s Keswick.  She graduated from Women of Character in July 2008.

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