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Teenager dancing

Teenager dancing


Prayer for Teenagers in School
(suitable for a teenager to say in an assembly or class)

Dear God,

Thank you for the amazing world you have made.
Help us to care for every aspect of your creation.

Thank you for the wonder of physics, medicine and astronomy.
Help us to engage with each facet of the universe.

Thank you for the pleasure of the creative arts.
Help us to sing, paint, dance and act with excellence.

Thank you for our incredible bodies.
Help us to move, run, play and compete with passion.

Thank you for family, friendship, community and relationships.
Help us to care, love, protect, support, encourage and forgive one another.

Thank you for our school.
Help us to embrace the world, our education and each other with enthusiasm.

Amen.




Side Drum with drum sticks

Prayer for a teenage son or daughter
(a short prayer suitable for a teenager to pray to God with)


Dear God,

Please be my buddy,
Hang about with me.
In the classroom, bedroom, park,
A friend I know you'll be.

When I'm lonely,
Put your arm around me just to say,
That you still believe in me,
Each and every day.

Be my friend, I'm in your gang
'Cos Jesus you are cool.
Show me how to be like you,
I'd rather play your rules.

Listen to my music
And drum along with me,
Give me new ideas and dreams
Then help me to find my beat.

You are ace, you're top deck
You're brill and class and new.
Life is an adventure
'Cos I live it God with you.


Side Drum with drum sticks


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