The challenge is only one-eighth are practicing Christians
Praying for the Postmillennial Generation Needing Jesus – 14 Prayers for Gen Z
Jennifer LeClaire with Awakening Prayer Hubs and AHOP Online writes:
Generation Z—those born between 1997 and 2012—is rising. They are entering the workforce, entering politics, and entering the ministry.
But spiritually speaking, this generation is in crisis.
Forty-six percent of Gen Z say they’ve committed their lives to Jesus, which looks good on the surface. The challenge is only one-eighth are practicing Christians, according to an American Bible Society (ABS) study. A practicing Christian is defined as one who considers their faith very important to them and attends religious services at least once a month.
The ABS study also reveals Gen Z faces unprecedented levels of stress. The research shows that this age group is facing a mental health crisis, with stress, anxiety, and depression far beyond the norm. At the same time, 53 percent of Gen Z say they’re curious to know more about Jesus. Three of four indicate some level of curiosity about the Bible or Jesus.
Psalm 78: 4 tells us we should tell “the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.”
We need to pray for Gen Z. This month, Awakening Prayer Hubs has taken up Gen Z as our focus. Would you pray with us?