“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.” (Psalms 78:4 NLT) This is the call for all Christians. And that call begins with prayer.

This Sunday, Canadian Baptist churches from sea to sea to sea will join together to pray for the youth who are with—and surround—your faith community. Let us lift them before God and ask that his will for them (not what we assume it is for them) be done in their lives.

The Canadian Baptist Youth and Family Team has produced resources you can use in your service or youth group (found at prayforyouth.ca). We encourage you to pray for specific challenges this generation faces and the opportunities God has set before them. Pray for the youth nearby and who are far away. Even if you weren’t planning on using the entire service to celebrate youth this Sunday, do take some extended time of prayer on their behalf.

Let’s intercede that God would continue to reach and inspire these youth for his glory.