Praying For Your ‘Purpose Seeds’
Your Purpose Seeds amongst other things are your children or people you have oversight over.
Generation Z—those born between 1997 and 2012—is rising.
They are entering the workforce, entering politics, and entering the ministry.
But spiritually speaking, this generation is in crisis. They must be helped. These ones are ‘Purpose Seeds’ and Satan must not be allowed to steal their Christ-given purpose. This calls for intercessory prayers and spiritual warfare!
Here are 14 prayer points for your ‘Gen Z’. (Those born between 1997 and 2012)
#1. Pray God would pour out His Spirit on Gen Z (Acts 2)
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Read Acts 2
Father, Pour out your Spirit on Gen Z. Let there be a re-awakening amongst this generation indeed in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
#2. Pray that Gen Z would grow in a deeper love for Jesus
1 Peter 2:2 – Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.
Father, cause my children, especially the Gen Z’s to be filled with a fresh hunger and thirst for your word. Grant them a deep appetite and love for your presence.
#3. Pray that Christian Gen Z would share their faith with unbelieving friends.
Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
Father, I pray that my children, especially Gen Z’s will never be ashamed of the gospel. May they declare the gospel with creativity, boldness, and courage. May our Gen Z take the message of salvation to the ends of the earth.
#4. Pray that Gen Z would lean on the Word and the Spirit as they live their lives.
Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Father, I pray for my children, especially the Gen Z’s that they will lean into the knowledge of Christ and not their own understanding. May they acknowledge the Spirit of God in all their ways and follow Him.
#5. Pray that Gen Z would press into prayer for revival and spiritual awakening.
2 Chronicles 7:14 – if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Father, I pray that my children will experience your revival and a reawakening to life in the Spirit in Jesus’ Name.
#6. Pray for Gen Z to learn to cast their cares on the Lord.
1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Father, I pray that my children, the Gen Z’s especially will learn to entrust you with their mental health and awareness in Jesus’ Name.
#7. Pray that Gen Z can connect with churches that are healthy and biblically sound.
Titus 2:1 – You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.
Father, I pray that my children (and the Gen Z’s especially will connect with sound bible based fellowships and churches. May they not develop itchy ears and seek pleasure more than you.
#8. Pray that church and ministry leaders will embrace the gifts and talents of Gen Z.
Romans 15:7 – Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Father, I pray for leaders in churches, and kingdom communities to empower and embrace the gifts and expressions of our children (especially the Gen Z’s). May they be led right and not be stifled in Jesus’ Name.
#9. Pray for Gen Z to find their true identity in Christ, their purpose on earth, and walk in their gifts and callings.
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Father, I pray that my children, especially the Gen Z’s will find their true identity in Christ and not celebrities. May they discover their purpose and live out their callings no matter the trends and hypes in society in Jesus’ Name.
#10. Pray Gen Z will hear God’s voice and obey His Word
John 14:23-24: Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
Father, put your love in my children, especially the Gen Z’s. May they hear your instructions clearly and obey you wholeheartedly in Jesus’ Name.
#11. Pray Gen Z will operate in the gifts of the spirit
Colossians 1:27 – To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Father, I pray that the gifts of the Spirit will be manifest in the lives of my children, especially the Gen Z’s. Amen.
#12. Pray that churches and ministries will find ways to engage with members of Gen Z who are seeking and curious about Jesus
1 Corinthians 9:20-22: To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
Father, I pray that our children, especially the Gen Z’s will become fully integrated into our churches and ministries. They will connect with Jesus indeed.
#13. Pray churches can share Scripture in a way that is relevant to the challenges of Gen Z.
Father, I ask that churches will share the ancient scriptures present context . They will share the word with clarity and relevance to the challenges of our children, especially Gen Z.
#14. Pray God will set Gen Z on fire for Him
1 Timothy 4:12: Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
Father, I ask that you set the hearts of my children, especially the Gen Z’s on fire for you in Jesus’ Name. Amen
(Adapted from BeulahToks Johnson’s ‘Praying for Your Purpose Seeds’, and Jennifer LeClaire’s ‘Awakening Prayer Hubs’)
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