Teenagers Prayer Book has over 100 prayers that teach teens ways of relating with God cordially; it also encourages them to have a friend in Jesus. Teens cannot compete with the speed of change without constantly communicating with God and building more trust in Him. For smooth study, this book has been divided into sections, each section having several chapters and each chapter having a column for personalized prayer points and matching bible verses for easy meditation. Appropriate illustrations are included to awaken the teen’s imagination and meaning of seemingly difficult words are included to make prayer lively and more meaningful. Teenagers Prayer Book as character formative book is also an eye opener to how enjoyable teenage hood can be, when God is involved in every decision made.
GOOD LOOK (PHASE II) Dear Lord, when I look into the mirror, most times, I see a being that is not good looking, but am sure when you look down at me from heaven, you’ll just laugh at me and wonder why I can’t see myself in such a good looking way. You have given me the best heart, the best brain and other things that even made me to know that the look does not matter anymore. You made me to know that all I have to do is believe in myself and that I will do henceforth. I am so sorry for being angry with you some times about my look. Thinking about those times makes me feel so sorry, but now I know better that it is what I think of myself that people will think of me. I now know that am fearfully and wonderfully made and you made me in your own image. Thank you my best friend. In Jesus name, I pray, amen. Add your points What are the things you like most about your self? 1. 2. 3. BIBLE PASSAGE: Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8 NKJV QUOTATION: The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good. –Shakespeare Meaning of word: Wonderfully: A quality that is perfect SEX (PHASE I) Oh Lord, I have come with the sincerity of my heart to tell you this; despite the fact that I cannot tell a soul, I can always confide in you because I know that it is safe with you. Dear Jesus, I cannot place my hands on the cause, I cannot really fathom how the urge crawled into me in the first place. I always tell people that sex before marriage is a very terrible sin, because they are not just sinning against you, but they are also sinning against their own body that is the temple of God. Help me to be discipline, help me oh Lord not to be lustful and carried away with dirty thoughts. Jesus, flush my heart with your words and blood, remove all sexual urge until I get married to the rightful partner. Help me Lord, not to yield to sexual pressures, even when I am old enough and I start courting. I want my life to be free from all diseases that sex brings, including HIV/AIDS. Thank you for listening and helping me, thank you for the grace you have given to me. In Jesus, Amen. Add your points Note three places you get sexual pressures from and stay away from such places. 1. 2. 3. BIBLE PASSAGE: Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 1 Corinthians 6:13 NKJV QUOTATION: Those who wish to transform the world must be able to transform themselves. –Heiden Meaning of words: Fathom: To understand something Lustful: Having sexual desire Pressure: Something that affects thoughts and behaviour in a powerful way Curses: A cause of unhappiness SEX (PHASE II) Oh Lord, I thank you for making me your dear child. I thank you for not giving me a reprobate mind. You said in your words that people with this kind of mind get involve in absurd things like lesbianism and homosexuals. Is this not why you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? Oh Lord, help me and my friends to totally stay away from this absurd acts. When we are ripe enough for relationships; let our relationships be with the opposite sex as you have naturally designed it. After all, that was why you created Adam and Eve to be together, not two females or two males. Thank you for granting my request, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. Add your points If you have ever done this, ask for forgiveness; and if you know of a friend that is doing it, pray for them to stop. 1. 2. 3. Bible Passage: And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things, which are not fitting. Romans 1:28 NKJV Quotation: the disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the world. –William Ewart Gladstone Meaning of Words: Reprobate: a person that always do the wrong thing Lesbian: A woman who is attracted to another woman sexually Homosexual: A man who is attracted to another man sexually
Victoria Jonah is trained in Educational Management (M.Ed) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She spent several years as teacher in schools and in Sunday school. She enjoys organizing Christian/educative programmes for children and teenagers. She currently resides in Nigeria with her husband and her niece.