Prayer for the year of youth

Almighty God, we praise and thank you for the youth, which comes as a gift to our life span from you. Remembering and drawing inspiration from the fact that Jesus and Mary dedicated their youth entirely for the sake of the Kingdom, help our young boys and girls to offer their lives unto you like a fragrant offering.

Empower them to bring out the dignity of the youth; to reject all allurements and immorality at times connected with this phase of life, and to become a spiritual challenge to those youth who are going astray. Inspire them never to abandon the catholic faith and the Sacred Tradition as they overcome all obstacles, and become forerunners of the future Catholic Church. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.