MIA Prayer Intention: International Youth Day
The United Nations has named 12 August as International Youth Day, knowing that the changes we need to see for our Earth and all Earth-beings, will not be achieved without the wholehearted participation of Young People. We pray…
Creator God, we give thanks for the generosity, energy, creativity, and enthusiasm which so often characterises young people. We give thanks for the inspiration they are for each other and for those of us no longer young. May they have the courage, vision, and persistence they will need to continue to work for a better world for all.
We pray also for those young people who are oppressed, disheartened, and experiencing a sense of worthlessness in their lives. Help us all, young and old, to extend to them Mercy and Love, so that they can hope and live anew. Remembering Jesus, who also had to grow in wisdom, strength, and age, we pray with confidence. Amen.