Next Generation Needs You!
I saw thousands of young people surrender their callings to Jesus at the Send conference in Kansas City last weekend.
“Send me, I’ll go!”
I also sat in more intimate meetings with young leaders from around the nation that same weekend. They brainstormed on how we could take the places of influence for the Kingdom of God.
In many ways, I was encouraged. But I also have a warning, and a call to pray for the Intercessors of America.
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As I reflected on the weekend, one theme emerged for me: we cannot do it alone. This seemed particularly true when I sat in a room at IHOP University with other young people working in the heights of influential places around the country, whether it be big tech, politics, business, etc.
The young leaders in that room feel sent by God to bring the Kingdom to all spheres of society. This is an important calling.
However, my fear for those young people who feel sent, either to the nations or to a place of influence, is that they would try to do it alone.
I believe God is calling younger generations to walk arm in arm with like-minded believers. In fact, our success may depend on it.
This is not easy. In many ways, it is contrary to the spirit of this age. Our youth today are siloed, social-distanced, and too selfish to consider one another. Our interactions are often on social media and dating apps more than in person.
That’s why we need the intercessors. If you feel burdened to carry Generation Z and Millennials in prayer, this is a key prayer point.
We need our youth to learn to work with others, not to try to do things alone. We need the exponential impact of the body of Christ activated in Gen Z and among Millennials.
It will take a group of young Christians, not an individual, to take Capitol Hill for Jesus. It will take a group, not an individual, to bring the Kingdom to Silicon Valley. It will take a group, not an individual, to take Wall Street for the Kingdom of God. And of course, the same is true for the nations of the earth.
We need the Holy Spirit’s help if this is ever going to become reality.
We need intercessors like you to contend that selfishness and isolation would be replaced with 2 Timothy 2:22:
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (Emphasis added)
This week, the Lord brought to mind Exodus 3, where God sends Moses to Pharaoh, the beginning of his journey to lead the people of God to the Promised Land.
One thing was highlighted about this passage: God didn’t just send Moses to the Promised Land. He sent an entire people to take the Promised Land. It takes a people, not a person.
We have too long looked to the person with the microphone, the leader on stage, to go to the Promised Land God has for us. In reality, we all must go…together. We can’t do it on our own. We need the whole people of God to go with us.
With that in mind, let us pray.
-Father, we ask that you would break down the isolation and selfishness that separates the youth from one another in this hour. We need you to uproot division and replace it with brotherly affection in the young Christians, particularly leaders, Lord.
-Father, bring unity to your children in this hour. Cross racial lines, gender lines, economic and personality differences. Bring us together with humble, selfless, and loving hearts.
-Lord, we ask that you would take the nations and every sphere of society for your Kingdom. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, Lord!
Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)
Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?” And He said, “Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.” (Exodus 3:10-11)
How are you praying against isolation and selfishness? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
Casey Harper is a writer in the Washington, D.C. area covering national politics. He has worked for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. A graduate of Hillsdale College, Casey’s work has also appeared in Fox News, Fox Business, Washington Examiner, and USA Today. Follow him on Twitter: @CaseyHarper33. Photo Credit: Photo by adrianna geo on Unsplash.
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