A prayer for Young People

Lord Jesus,
I thank You for my life and for all the good qualities You have gifted me with.
I thank You for friendships, family life and for so many opportunities to grow.
I thank You for inviting me to walk closely with You,
and to continue to proclaim and deepen what You stand for;
love, justice and peace.

Thank You for living with me through your Holy Spirit,
and encouraging, loving, forgiving, healing and empowering me.
Touch my heart and renew me with Your presence.
Fill me with joy.

Continue to mould and nurture me,
so that I will never be afraid to respond to the needs of others and Your world,
and turn to You in times of difficulty and distress.
I trust You with my past life, my present situation and with my future.

Today I decide again to accept You and You alone as my God.

I truly desire to know You better.
- Bishop Joe Grech