Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer Ventures, which can be downloaded here. These petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church.

Friday, Aug. 11: On this observance of International Youth Day, pray for children and youth that they experience the benefits of education, health care, clean water and stable food sources, and safe and caring environments to grow up in. Pray that they may know the joys of living, playing and dreaming as young people unencumbered and undiminished by persistent worry, violence or hopelessness.

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