Prayer for the Youth

Friday, March 26, 2021

Formulated by the Committee for Liturgy and approved by the Executive Committee, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America is proud to release its Prayer for the Youth. The Prayer for the Youth is intended for use in various instances and services, especially this year, the Year of the Youth.

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O Lord and Master Jesus Christ, our God, we pray for our young people during this Year of the Youth. Grant them to know Your love and the courage to overcome the temptations and obstacles in life. Grant them to lead lives of virtue as they manifest Your presence in the world. Look down with compassion on our youth and send into their hearts and minds the spirit of wisdom, of knowledge, and piety to illumine them with the light of truth so that they may reject all evil and embrace all that is good. Open their hearts and lips to proclaim Your Gospel to the world. Grant to parents, teachers, clergy, and all those who minister to our youth, unfailing love and patience. May they be a guiding light for the youth, keeping them from the darkness. Having been strengthened in the Faith, we pray that our youth bring joy and comfort to their parents, family, and to their communities.  For You are blessed and glorified now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Visit the Year of the Youth page for more information on Year of the Youth activities.