Prayer For a Teenager
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I affirm Your Word over my teenager. I commit (say their name) to you and delight myself also in You. I thank You that You deliver (say their name) out of rebellion into right relationship with (say their name) parents.
Father, the first commandment with a promise is to the child that obeys his parents in the Lord. You said that all will be well with him and he will live long on the earth. I affirm this promise on behalf of my child asking You to give (say their name) an obedient spirit that he may honor (esteem and value as precious) those in right authority over (say their name).
Father, forgive me for mistakes I made out of my own unresolved hurts or selfishness which may have caused (say their name) hurt. I release the anointing that is upon Jesus to bind up and heal our broken hearts. Give us the ability to understand and forgive one another as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us. Thank you for the Holy Spirit Who leads us into all truth and corrects erroneous perceptions about past or present situations.
Thank You for teaching us to listen to each other and giving (say their name) an ear that hears admonition for then (say their name) will be called wise. I affirm that I will speak excellent and princely things and the opening of my lips shall be for right things. Father, I commit to train and teach him in the way that he/she should go and when he/she is old he/she will not depart from sound doctrine and teaching, but will follow it all the days of his/her life. In the Name of Jesus, I command rebellion to be far from the heart of my teenager and confess that he/she is willing and obedient, free to enjoy the reward of Your promises. He/She shall be peaceful bringing peace to others.
Father, according to Your Word, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation and I release this ministry and the word of reconciliation into our family situation. I refuse to provoke or irritate or fret my child. I will not be hard on (say their name) lest he becomes discouraged, feeling inferior and frustrated. I will not break (say their name) spirit in the of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Father, I forgive (say their name) for the wrongs which he/she has done and stand in the gap until (say their name) comes to his senses and escapes out of the snare of the enemy (rebellion). Thank You for watching over Your Word to perform it, turning and reconciling the heart of the rebellious child to the parents and the hearts of the parents to the child. Thank You for bringing my teenager back into a healthy relationship with You and with me that our lives might glorify You! In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen!