Strategic Theme #2 - CONNECTING
The General Conference Youth Ministries Department firmly believes that prayer is one of the most powerful communication bond, with God that exist in the life of a Christian and it must be reinforced, motivated and done more often.
Help our young people understand that prayer is the way God communicates His will with us.
Explain to young people the different types of prayer and show them that prayer really works. They will only believe it if they practice it in their own lives. Two examples on prayer are, “Daniel’s Prayer (Daniel 9:1-19) and Jabez, the man of prayer (1 Chronicles 4:9-10).
Show the young people the importance of one-on-one personal communication with God. Show them that He is accessible to each one of us.
As the youth pastor you must live a prayerful life in your own home, as well as with and among the young people you serve. It will be the best example to them.
Youth groups, Adventurers, Pathfinders, and Ambassadors should be encouraged to hold Prayer Conferences regularly.
Make young people rediscover the book of Psalms as Israel’s special prayer book in the Old Testament. The Psalms are prayers in the form of songs.
Create the necessary process in your church so that young people can participate in prayer activities. Even if praying is not something they do regularly, this will help them develop the habit of communicating with God through prayer.
Encourage youth to participate in community prayer initiatives.