Advent Day 23: Finding the Way

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you that these young women, these young men, chose life.  They chose to care and love for the child you put in their womb.  Thank you.  Help them raise children who are loved, who value people and justice.

I pray that they will find their way.  That they won’t give up.  So much in their lives works against them, help them keep going.  I pray they find friends and mentors and encouragers along the way.  They need wisdom.  May they reach their dreams, ones that You planted in their hearts.  May they start with daily choices, like going to school.  May they break the cycles in their families that lead to destruction, and start new cycles that lead to life. May they change the world and raise a generation who will change the world.

Thank you for schools and programs and the people that support teen parents.  May they flourish.  And may those teens who need this help, find it.  Bless the leaders, the teachers, the counselors, the health care workers, who do so much for these young people.  Give them strength, wisdom, and love for these young women and men.  May they be examples of Your love.

Finally, I pray they know a Savior was born.  For them.  I pray they know Jesus.  I pray they experience the miracle if this little baby born to us.  To give us life, hope, and joy!

Today’s contribution is from Erin Scheu. Erin teaches at New Legacy Charter School, a school committed to impacting two generations: teen moms and their babies. Today’s prayer was inspired by the women at New Legacy.

ButtonJoin us this season as we pray through Advent together. I have some beautiful guest posts and there’s space for your voice, too. I hope you join us – either by contributing or on your own.
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