Prayer for December 20: Please pray with me. Ageless God, today we lift up our youth. Youth is such a precious thing – something we don’t appreciate until after it is over usually. Be with our youth, in their struggles and victories. It’s not easy to figure out one’s place in the world. Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. So often we fumble our way through our early years. If we are fortunate, we have parents who assist us along the way. We pray for all who did not benefit from a loving and caring home. Give youth the courage to try and fail and figure out what’s what. Give youth the patience and persistence they need to keep going without knowing. Thank you for our youth, Lord. Amen.