Praying for Our Nation's Youth
by Donna Nuss
To me, it is staggering that we have 32 million middle- and high school-aged students in our country. Youth are our nation's greatest natural resource and treasure. They are also a huge unreached people group for the gospel.
In May of 2012, I attended a prayer consultation held before NNYM's Youth Ministry Executive Council (a gathering of leaders of fifty denominations and youth organizations). During this time of prayer, we focused on how God would have us reshape our approach to reaching this generation. For me, the greatest outcome was a conviction that prayer is vital! I also have a fervent desire for youth workers and community leaders to pray together.
Then in the summer of 2012, I felt impressed to put together a 30-Day Guide for Praying for Our Nation's Youth. My hope is that it will be used like a small snowball going down the mountain, gaining momentum, and becoming part of an increasing avalanche of prayer. Please feel free to use this guide at anytime this year or 2014, and to pass it on to others.