A PRAYER FOR THE YOUNG MEN OF OUR NATION
Father we lift up the young men of our nation to You for no matter their race, creed, color, family origin, life experiences or socioeconomic background, they need You.
For those who have no hope, help them to understand that there is a glorious hope they can have in Christ Jesus.
For those who feel unloved, let them know that you love them enough to have sent Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die for them that they may have a relationship with You.
For those who have no father, or an absent father, help them to know that You are a Father to the fatherless and You will always be there for them.
For those who feel rejected and like no one cares, help them to know that if they come to you through Christ You will accept them in the Beloved.
For those who are bound by addictions and destructive habits, help them to know there is power in the Name of Jesus to break every chain in their lives and set them free.
For those who are angry and full of rage, help them to understand that under it all they are really hurting and brokenhearted and Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted.
For those who have suffered wrong and whose hearts are full of revenge, help them to know that You are the Righteous Judge and vengeance belongs to You, not to them.
Father stem the tide of bloodshed in our nation for even as Abel’s blood cried out from the ground, the blood of our young men is crying out from the ground.
Restore unto our young men the value and sanctity of life.
Cause them to know that You and You alone give life and they do not have a right to just take it away.
Open the eyes of our young men and help them to see that there are better ways to resolve issues than violence and murder.
Draw them unto You by the power of Your Holy Spirit and break up the hardness in their hearts.
Father help them to know and understand that in spite of the poor examples many of us who name Your Name have set, it does not change the fact that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and they need Him.
Father forgive us, Your people, for the many ways we have brought reproach to Your Name and become a stumbling block in their eyes.
Cause us to see ourselves as we truly are and to humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face.
Help us to sincerely repent of our sins and turn from our wicked ways, the ways that we know are displeasing to You and that violate the principles of Your Word for then You shall hear from heaven and heal our land.
Father the enemy has come in, but like a flood, we ask You to raise up a standard against him like only You can.
Have mercy upon us O God and touch the young men of our nation.
We ask and pray these things in Jesus’ Name.
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