Day Four

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Prayer and Fasting, Crossings Church Goodyear AZ

Prayer Focus: Youth

Our God has given our youth a boldness! This boldness is to love others and to stand, set apart for His purposes. Among us are future pastors, missionaries and servants of the Lord. Today we pray for this next generation to serve with His power!

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
– Ephesians 3:14-21:1

Pray For The Leadership Team: That our team will continue to be encouraged and empowered by the love of the Holy Spirit to guide teens in their love for God and their love for others.

Pray For Biblical Literacy: That our youth will fall in love with reading the Bible so they will know our God in an even better way. We know that the Gospel is apparent throughout all of Scripture and that it is “Shallow enough for a child not to drown, but deep enough for an elephant to swim in.” (St. Augustine)

Pray For Wisdom For Equipping The Saints: We are asking for prayer, for guidance and wisdom to equip each student for what God has in mind for them. We know that each student has incredible purpose in God’s kingdom and so we want to do everything we can to prepare them for living life as an adult Christian in the midst of so much change after high school. ““Studies have shown that somewhere between 60 percent and 80 percent of previously engaged Christian youth become disengaged with their faith as they transition into college,” (Campus Renewal, 2017). We are praying for a reversal of such staggering numbers.