Prayers for teenagers

Reciting a prayer for a teenager is just one of the many facets that can used to bring blessings to their life. Whether you are praying for smooth sailing through some of the most difficult years in an adolescences life to praying for good grades. Here is a look at some of the best Catholic prayers for teenagers to share.

Prayer #1

Loving God
be with me now,
as I prepare for my exams.

Thank you for the many talents and gifts you have
given me and for the opportunity of education.

Calm my nerves and anxiety, help me
to remember all that I have studied,
to express it clearly and to answer the questions
the very best that I can.

Holy Spirit, sit with me in my exam
– and always.

In Jesus’ name

Prayer #2

Loving God,
each day as I step further into my future,
give me the courage, knowledge and
patience that I need.

Remind me that you always journey with me
and that you will never lead me into anything
that you won’t lead me through.

Thank you for the gift of my life.
May the way I live be my gift back to you –
with your love and guidance

In Jesus’ name

Prayer #3

Dear Lord,
you have witnessed the rebelliousness of youth since the very beginnings of time. You understand a parent’s anguish and helplessness over the actions of his child.

Please help us to transform our anger and frustration into loving care for our child who has gone astray. Help us begin to mend our broken fences and heal our broken hearts.

Bless our child and also help him to mend the error of his ways. Help and bless us all to do right in Your name and restore us to peace and tranquility.

Prayer #4

O Lord, omnipotent Father, we give you thanks for having given us children. They are our joy, and we accept with serenity the worries, fears and labors which bring us pain. Help us to love them sincerely. Through us you gave life to them; from eternity you knew them and loved them. Give us the wisdom to guide them, patience to teach them, vigilance to accustom them to the good through our example.

Support our love so that we may receive them back when they have strayed and make them good. It is often so difficult to understand them, to be as they would want us to be, to help them go on their way. Grant that they may always see our home as a haven in their time of need. Teach us and help us, O good Father, through the merits of Jesus, your Son and our Lord.


Prayer #5

I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children!

I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection.

Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen.

Prayer #6

O Father of mankind, who hast given unto me these my children, and committed them to my charge to bring them up for Thee, and to prepare them for everlasting life: assist me with Thy heavenly grace, that I may be able to fulfil this most sacred duty and stewardship.

Teach me both what to give and what to withhold; when to reprove and when to forbear; make me gentle, yet firm; considerate and watchful; and deliver me equally from the weakness of indulgence, and the excess of severity; and grant that, both by word and example, I may be careful to lead them in the ways of wisdom and true pity, so that at last I may, with them, be admitted to the unspeakable joys of our true home in heaven, in the company of the blessed Angels and Saints.

Prayer #7

O Heavenly Father, I commend my children unto Thee.

Be Thou their God and Father; and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me through frailty or negligence. Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world, to resist all solicitations to evil, whether from within or without; and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy.

Pour Thy grace into their hearts, and confirm and multiply in them the gifts of Thy Holy Spirit, that they may daily grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; and so, faithfully serving Thee here, may come to rejoice in Thy presence hereafter.

Check out this video for a prayer being recited for our youth by the Youth Dance & Mime Ministry.

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Prayer for a Teenager

Father, in the name of Jesus, I affirm Your Word over my son/daughter. I commit __________ to you and delight myself also in You. I thank You that You deliver __________ out of rebellion into right relationship with us, his/her parents.
Father, the first commandment with a promise is to the child who obeys his/her parents in the Lord. You said that all will be well with him/her and he/she will live long on the earth. I affirm this promise on behalf of my child, asking You to give __________ an obedient spirit that he/she may honor (esteem and value as precious) his/her father and mother.
Father, forgive me for mistakes made out of my own unresolved hurts or selfishness, which may have caused __________ hurt. I release the anointing that is upon Jesus to bind up and heal our (parents’ and child’s) broken hearts. Give us the ability to understand and forgive one another as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us. Thank You for the Holy Spirit Who leads us into all truth and corrects erroneous perceptions about past or present situations.
Thank You for teaching us to listen to each other and giving __________ an ear that hears admonition, for then he/she will be called wise. I affirm that I will speak excellent and princely things and the opening of my lips shall be for right things. Father, I commit to train and teach __________ in the way that he/she is to go, and when __________ is old he/she will not depart from sound doctrine and teaching, but will follow it all the days of his/her life. In the name of Jesus, I command rebellion to be far from the heart of my child and confess that he/she is willing and obedient, free to enjoy the reward of Your promises. __________ shall be peaceful bringing peace to others.
Father, according to Your Word we have been given the ministry of reconciliation, and I release this ministry and the word of reconciliation into this family situation. I refuse to provoke or irritate or fret my child; I will not be hard on him/her lest he/she becomes discouraged, feeling inferior and frustrated. I will not break his/her spirit, in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Father, I forgive my child for the wrongs he/she has done and stand in the gap until he/she comes to his/her senses and escapes out of the snare of the enemy (rebellion). Thank You for watching over Your Word to perform it, turning and reconciling the heart of the rebellious child to the parents and the hearts of the parents to the child. Thank You for bringing my child back into a healthy relationship with You and with me that our lives might glorify You! Amen.

I pretty much adore the “tween” in my house.

She’s fun and helpful, thoughtful and sensitive.

Oh, and she cooks for me almost every day!

I’m sometimes struck with painful awareness that my time with her in my home is growing limited.

Most likely, she’s more than halfway to the spreading-her-wings-and-flying-the-coop stage of life.

And while I could wallow in how much I’ll miss her (and her chili), or how many times I’ve failed her…

or I could panic about whether she’ll stay close to the Lord, or whether she’ll be safe in these evil days…

on my best days, I choose to pray for her.

She’s not really mine, after all.

She has always been and will forever be His.

And so when I make a choice to forsake worry and turn to Him instead for a little chat about our girl…

well, I know for sure that the time I spend praying for her is never wasted.

The same is true for the tween or teen in your life, friend. Pray for him. Lift her to the Lord. We serve a God who is strong enough to intervene on their behalf, and kind enough to want to.

I invite you to join me in praying the Scriptures for your teen or “tween.”

prayers for teenagers

Prayers for Teens (& Tweens!)

Pray that he would love God’s Word, meditating on it all the day and trusting it as a lamp to his feet and a light to his path (Psalm 119:97,105).

Ask the Lord to grant her the grace to flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart (2 Timothy 2:22).

Acknowledge to God that all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. Pray that she would continue in what she has learned and has firmly believed, knowing from whom she learned it and how from childhood she has known the Scriptures, which are able to make her wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 3:12-16).

Pray that he would walk with the wise, and would thus become wise himself. Ask that God would keep him from having fools for companions, which can bring him harm (Proverbs 13:20).

Ask the Lord to help him love God and keep His commands, Claim on his behalf the promise that he who loves Jesus will be loved by the Father, and that Jesus will love him and manifest Himself to him (John 14:21).

Implore the Lord to give her a love for others, in the same way she has been loved by God (John 13:34-35).

Beg God that she would never be deceived about the state of her heart before Him. Pray that her faith in God would be evidenced by good fruit in her life (Matthew 7:21).

prayers for teenagers

Pray that he would grown in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man (Luke 2:52). Lift every aspect of his life – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social – to the Lord in prayer.

Ask God to implant a strong sense of her identity in Christ as a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) and part of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a people for His own possession. Pray that she would be aware that her identity wasn’t secured only for her own sake, but so that she may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called her out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9)

Acknowledge to God that where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. Pray that God would keep these things from taking root in his life. Ask the Lord to grant him wisdom from above that is pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, and without hypocrisy (James 3:16-17).

Pray that she would follow God closely and be sensitive to His leading. Ask Him to help her not be like a horse running ahead of God, or like a mule lagging behind. Pray that she would keep in step with Him always (Psalm 32:9).

Ask the Lord to keep him from loving the world and the things in the world (I John 2:15), and that he would instead set his mind on things that are above (Colossians 3:2).

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You so much for my child – this young person on the verge of adulthood, anticipating the wonderful adventures You have in store for her life. I pray, Lord, that Your name and Your glory would be the desire of her heart all the days of her life. I ask that she would find fullness of joy in Your presence, and unmatched pleasures at Your right hand. Any other way You choose to bless her would just be icing on the cake. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.

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