I’m not sure about you, but I’m a talker. I need to talk things out to feel better. Sometimes I don’t even realise that I’m anxious about something until I start talking about it.

God wants us to talk about our anxieties with Him. We’re coming up to that time of the year when it’s exams and end of year stress. Don’t carry the burden on your own. Get some friends together some mornings and do a Bible study or pray together.

God cares for you, He wants you to give Him all your fears and worries (1 Peter 5:7 –



Paul is a great example of how to pray for others as well as ourselves. He recognised how God’s power is at work in people of faith, who have the Holy spirit living inside them. He declared how God is able to do above and beyond all we ask or think!

Examine Ephesians 3:14-21 (

Wouldn’t you like your faith to develop and fill your heart, mind and life with such deepness of God’s love and strength for living?
What aspects of this prayer can you take for yourself? How about imitating Paul and ‘kneel before the Father’ praying these things?



Whose faith do you admire?
Is there someone that inspires you and you look up to?
Perhaps you have a youth leader that you would like to be like one day as I did.

Listen in to Paul’s prayer- Ephesians 1:15-21 (

Isn’t that a prayer that you would want prayed for you?
Paul is so full of thanksgiving!
He highlights many great things that God has done for us in Jesus and emphasises that God’s power is accessible to us who have faith! The mighty strength that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power available to us!



Prayer is a tough one hey? I myself struggle from time to time – and if I am honest with myself, it’s because I am not intentional enough about it.

Just as we need to set aside time to read the Bible, we need to set aside time to pray. Maybe those 10minutes we spend on Facebook or Youtube we could spend praying. Be yourself when you pray, God knows who you are, He made you, you don’t need to be someone else when you’re speaking to Him.

Prayer links us to God like nothing else. Let’s get to know Him more through prayer.

Read what Pauls says here in Ephesians 6:18 (