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.
Forty-six percent of Gen Z say they’ve committed their lives to Jesus, which looks good on the surface. The challenge is only one-eighth are practicing Christians, according to an American Bible Society (ABS) study. A practicing Christian is defined as one who considers their faith very important to them and attends religious services at least once a month.
The ABS study also reveals Gen Z faces unprecedented levels of stress. The research shows that this age group is facing a mental health crisis, with stress, anxiety, and depression far beyond the norm. At the same time, 53 percent of Gen Z say they’re curious to know more about Jesus. Three of four indicate some level of curiosity about the Bible or Jesus.
Psalm 78: 4 tells us we should tell “the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.”
We need to pray for Gen Z. This month, Awakening Prayer Hubs has taken up Gen Z as our focus. Would you pray with us?
Here are 14 prayer points for Gen Z.
Pray God would pour out His Spirit on Gen Z (Acts 2)
Pray that Gen Z would grow in a deeper love for Jesus (1 Peter 2:2).
Pray that Christian Gen Z would share their faith with unbelieving friends (Romans 1:16).
Pray that Gen Z would lean on the Word and the Spirit as they live their lives (Psalm 119:105).
Pray that Gen Z would press into prayer for revival and spiritual awakening (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Pray for Gen Z to learn to cast their cares on the Lord (1 Peter 5:7).
Pray that Gen Z can connect with churches that are healthy and biblically sound (Titus 2:1)
Pray that church and ministry leaders will embrace the gifts and talents of Gen Z (Romans 15:7).
Pray for Gen Z to find their true identity in Christ, their purpose on earth, and walk in their gifts and callings (see Ephesians 2:10).
Pray Gen Z will hear God’s voice and obey His Word (John 14:23-24).
Pray Gen Z will operate in the gifts of the spirit (Colossians 1:27).
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).
Pray churches can share Scripture in a way that is relevant to the challenges of Gen Z.
Pray God will set Gen Z on fire for Him (1 Timothy 4:12).
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