Teaching Teens to Pray on Their Own

How do you pray?

It may seem like a simple question, but it’s not always easy to know the best way to go about approaching your devotions.

We recently came across this webpage from youth2change.com that has some helpful hint about how to go about praying on your own. We hope you will find it useful, for yourself & for the young people in your life.

From the page:

The 4c’s of prayer: 

  • Concentrate: help them forget about the world around them, focus on Christ, and ask for the gifts of faith, hope, and charity.
  • Consider: offer them a passage from the Gospel or New Testament, and also 3 different brief reflections they can read through.
  • Converse: offer them a heartfelt written prayer to Jesus they could pray to show them what conversing with Christ is like.
  • Commit: suggest a commitment for the day based on the theme of the meditation.

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