Today is a global Young Life Day Of Prayer. On the first Tuesdays in March and October we as a mission join in prayer for our Reaching A World Of Kids initiative. The goal is to increase the number of kids we reach from one million to two million a year. Currently Young Life is reaching nearly 1.7 million kids around the world.
When I first read ‘Dance, Children, Dance,’ the Jim Rayburn story, I was struck by how our mission was founded on prayer. Not just a brief prayer before bed, but all-nighters spent crying out to the Lord.
We don’t only set aside two days a year to pray, but we do take these two specific days to join together around the world. Gather with your Young Life area or Campaigners group today and join thousands in prayer for teenagers.
“Dear Lord, give us the teenagers that we may lead them to Thee. Our hearts ache for the millions of young people who remain untouched by the Gospel and for the tragically large proportion of those who have dropped by the wayside and find themselves without spiritual guidance. Help us to give them a chance, oh Father, a chance to become aware of thy Son’s beauty and healing power in the might of the Holy Spirit. Oh, Lord Jesus, give us the teenagers, each one at least long enough for a meaningful confrontation with Thee. We are at best unprofitable servants, but thy grace is sufficient. Oh, thou Holy Spirit, give us the teenagers. For we love them and know them to be awfully lonely. Dear Lord, give us the teenagers.” – Jim Rayburn