Our teens are precious to us, and they face particular challenges and opportunities during these momentous years. So how precious it is that we can lift up these dear ones in prayer to God our Father, who has shown his love to us in his own Son—and who gives us his Holy Spirit to help us to pray according to his Word.
These poetic prayers bring praises and petitions to the Lord who knows and loves our teens perfectly. Covering their spiritual well-being, physical needs, and character growth, the prayers are accompanied by brief reflections from Kathleen as well as Scripture passages for meditation.
This volume offers prayers for teenagers. Other books in the series provide prayers for young children, young adults, and adults.
Kathleen Nielson is an author and speaker who loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. She has taught literature (PhD, Vanderbilt University), directed women’s Bible studies in local churches, and served as director of The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Initiatives from 2010 to 2017. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Niel helps to lead a network of Christian schools and universities. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
“I know of no other guide to parental prayer like Nielson’s tender, insightful, gospel-rich, and loving little book. Read it and you will find yourself praying for new things for your children in new ways.” —Paul David Tripp, Author, New Morning Mercies and Parenting
“Kathleen Nielson has coupled scriptural truth with beautifully crafted poetic prayers that bring hope. . . . [You] will be challenged in the prayers you pray—prayers that are bound to change not only your children’s hearts but yours as well.” —Blair Linne, Author; Speaker; Spoken Word Artist
“I wish I had had this collection of beautiful, thoughtful, tender prayers when our children were teenagers. They will greatly enrich and beautify the prayers of many a grateful parent.” —Christopher Ash, Writer in Residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge
“Our love for our children makes our hearts feel as though they may burst. How fitting, then, for such overflowing love to be directed in God-centered and beautifully penned prayer to our heavenly Father. Nielson crafts into prayers the longings our hearts have for our teenagers. I found that the faith-filled prayers contained in this volume beget even more prayers! Who can estimate the precious value of a resource like this? —Gloria Furman, Author, Missional Motherhood and A Tale of Two Kings