5. Worry about Faith
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Above all other worries in life, our teen’s heart towards God is the most concerning. Prayers for our children’s salvation is probably the most common prayer of every Christian parent on earth. For we know this life is not all there is; we will all face eternity with or without Jesus.
One of our roles as parents is intercession. The call to “pray without ceasing” becomes a reality when our teen’s faith is at stake. The comforting thing is, God wants a relationship with our kids. He won’t stop pursuing them. He won’t give up on them!
As our kids graduate, they’re going to move into a season of figuring things out for themselves. No longer will we be able to insist they go to church, read their Bible, or pray. What we can do, however, is pray for our sons and daughters to yield to the Savior.
If you’re constantly worried about your teen’s faith, remember this: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
Surrender your worry to God and know He is patient, loving, and kind. Continue to encourage your teen to walk in the ways of God and grow in faith. Pray hard. The Father knows the desires of your heart, and it’s the desire of His heart that none should perish, but everyone come to repentance—including your teen.
A prayer of surrender: Lord, of all the worries of my heart, my teen’s salvation is at the forefront. I want nothing more than for them to know You—really know You. I have raised them in the way they should go, and now, their faith journey is between them and You. Please soften their heart to receive You. Continue to work in their lives as only You can. Bring them to a place of repentance and salvation. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
More resources for the journey:
10 Prayers for the Graduate
How to Help Your Teen Keep the Faith in a Faithless World
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