Prayer is powerful. Deep, personal prayer changes lives
when a relationship with God forms. Prayer can even unite us to others through
shared experiences. Many teenagers nationwide have responded to this call to
prayer, to a conversation with God in their lives. Although our society screams
otherwise, our teens' hearts long to be heard by God.
Ups & Downs:
Prayers By & 4 Teens speaks from the mouths--and computer keyboards--of
teens who feel the pain of breakup, the exhilaration of a driver's license, and
the stress of exams. The lyrics, questions, and stories by teen authors ring
with joy to God and cry in abandonment during the daily Ups & Downs of life.
Whether they are Searching & Questioning, Down & Out, trying to Hang On,
or Fully Alive, this prayer book's four sections will connect with teens on a
day-to-day basis. Brief introductions and prayers written entirely by teenagers,
for teenagers complement Bible verses in individual chapters throughout the
This nightstand or backpack-sized book of prayers reminds teens
they are not alone in their faith struggles, their school triumphs, and their
family concerns, but they have a God who cares and peers who pray. Compiled and
edited entirely by a teen, Ups & Downs: Prayers By & 4 Teens
connects the power of prayer with teenagers' everyday life.