Adolescents Need Prayer
Prayer for teenage son who has become difficult to handle, who is being bullied, who seems to have lost his way, or just to keep him safe in the Lord’s right hand, requires prayer. The enemy doesn’t come except to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10), but we have a Deliverer who is with us always and whom we can pray to for help. The best way parents can fight in the battle of good vs. evil for our teenage sons is on our knees.
When parents are faced with challenges and problems, the best thing to do is to turn it over to God in prayer. Praying an effective fervent prayer for a teenage son is an important step toward his healing and restoring a relationship. Raising a teenage son is all about surrendering control over to his will as to whether your baby boy will choose the gate that leads to life or the gate that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:14).
Tips for how we should conduct our knee bending prayer for teenage son deliverance and prayer for teenage sons as they try to find their way into adolescence, can involve the following:
• Pray for God to protect your teenage son from all harm. Pray to God for protection and guidance, correcting him with love, grace, and mercy. Pray that God would direct your teenage son’s thoughts, decisions, and actions.
• Parents need to pray for their own courage, faith, strength, energy, and wisdom in dealing with their teenage sons. Ask God to guide your family toward any resolution that you need in helping your teenage son and ask God to guide the family toward healing. Pray for patience and forgiveness toward your child, when necessary so that a parent or parents don’t address your son in a thoughtless, harsh or angry demeanor. Keeping a close relationship with God through prayer, will help give parents the peace and renewing strength that is needed to address challenges.
• It takes a spiritual community, which means that as a parent of a teenage son who needs help, you are not alone. Contact spiritual leaders, friends, and family to help you pray for your teenage son. The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much (James 5:16), therefore, ask your faithful community of people, to pray for protection and guidance for your child, as well as prayer for parenting strength and wisdom. Include the words from Deuteronomy 31:6 – “may my son be strong and courageous and not fear or be in dread, for it is You, Lord, our God, who goes with him. You will never leave him or forsake him.”
• A very important factor in prayer for teenage son to be effective, is to increase your prayer life for your child. Prayer is an effective, powerful, and promised act to help your adolescent child. Also, prayer or talking to God is available at any time, day or night. Talking to God in prayer is an act that can be done at anytime, especially if you are a parent who has a very busy lifestyle. God is available at anytime, even when you are pushing a grocery cart down the aisle or when you are pumping gas in your car. Thessalonians 5:17 says to pray continually and this can be done from your heart throughout the day. When your teenage son needs help or when you want to avoid a confrontation with him, say a fast prayer for divine inspiration and guidance to help your son or yourself to handle the problem positively.