Dear God, Thank you for leading us in our youth fellowship and for blessing us with your love. We are so grateful for all you have done for us, and we want to do our best to return the favor. Please continue to guide, protect, and encourage us as we grow into the people you have called us to be. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The purpose of Youth Fellowship is to provide an environment where young people can come together to enjoy fellowship, learn about Jesus Christ, and serve Him. We want to help young people grow in their faith, become better stewards of their time, and have fun while doing it!
Prayer is an important part of any church service or community gathering. Our Youth Fellowship hosts several prayer sessions throughout the week, open to all who want to join in.
Our first prayer session of the week takes place on Monday morning. We gather around the Altar and pray for guidance and strength as we begin the week.
Later in the afternoon, we have a second prayer session specifically for youth members. This time, we focus on asking God for wisdom and courage as we face challenges and opportunities during the school year.
On Friday evening, we have our Closing Prayer session. This is a time to share any unanswered prayers from the past week, ask for forgiveness, and give thanks for all that God has done in our lives thus far.
Psalm 96 is a Psalm of thanksgiving and prayer for the people of Israel. In verses 1-4, the Psalmist praises God for his faithfulness and mercy. He expresses hope that God will continue to be gracious to his people and bless them with peace and prosperity.
“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
The Youth Fellowship at our church has been meeting for about a year now. This week we are concluding our time together by sharing a closing prayer.
Scripture for this week’s prayer is Psalm 145:2-5.
We ask that you would help us to never become tempted by the things of the world, but instead deliver us from evil. Help us to be wise and understand what is good and right and to do those things. Protect us from harm, both physical and spiritual. Amen
The Lord has called us to be “servants of servants” (Mt 20:16) and He wants us to serve Him with all our hearts. This is not a job; it’s a lifestyle. If we want to be like Jesus, we have to live like Jesus.
Jesus talked about how we should pray “not as the world does,” but “as I do” (Jn 17:17). The world prays with their head down and their eyes closed, but Jesus said that we should pray with our eyes open and our hearts full of faith in Him.
In Isaiah 55, the Lord tells His people how they should pray. First, they should ask for His help. Second, they should thank Him for what He has done for them in the past. Third, they should speak directly to God about their needs today. Fourth, they should make plans to obey God in the future. Finally, they should ask God to preserve them and protect them always (vv 6-11).
When we pray like this, we are showing that we respect and love our Heavenly Father more than anything else in life. We are also telling God that we trust Him and are willing to obey Him no matter what happens. This kind of prayer will help us stay strong in tough times and grow closer to our Heavenly Father day by day
33 “And this is eternal life, that they may know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
34 “These things I have spoken to you while still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
We come before you today seeking your guidance and protection. We desire to grow in our faith, learning how to live a Christ-centered life. Lord, please help us to trust in you and to always put your will first.Help us grow closer to one another as we strive for unity within this congregation; may we be equipped with the knowledge and understanding that will lead us back home to You. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”