This page is for those individuals who will help us in empowering these young mothers by connecting with us in prayer. This page will be updated monthly with a new prayer focus. Our focus through out the month of August will be fear. Let’s start praying!
2 Timothy 1:7(NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Psalm 118:6 (KJV)
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
There are times when our girls are fearful of being the only one not doing something. Fear of losing the approval of their peers. Fear of disappointing their boyfriend and friends. Fear of being different. Fear of standing up for what they believe in even if they have to stand alone. There are so many realms of fear that plague our girls that going along seems so much better to them.
We know that this is just another attack of the enemy against all our children. If the enemy can keep them walking in fear, then he has control of them but if they ever come into the knowledge that God did not give them the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind then they will be unstoppable. They don’t have to fear man on any level.
Real friends don’t encourage you to do wrong or ostracize you for not being like them. The spirit of fear shall not hoover over our children any longer. We are calling it out in the powerful name of Jesus and we speak power in their lives. We speak peace in their lives. We speak a sound mind in their lives. We speak confidence in their lives. We speak boldness in their lives. Our girls shall not fear this world or the things it has to offer. They shall live to be different. They shall live to be holy and pleasing in the eyesight of God.
Father, we declare that the spirit of fear shall not have our girls in bondage. They shall not fear losing friends or boyfriends. They shall not fear being not like everyone else because everyone is not doing it. They shall not think this is only way to show love or feel love because this is only lust. They shall know the difference. They shall know that they are worth the wait. They shall not fear peer pressure but they shall be bold enough to stand against it when it is trying to lead them down the wrong the path. Father, please send them a word that tells them you are on their side and they don’t have to fear anyone. They are not obligated to anyone but you. They do not belong to anyone but you. They don’t have to be controlled by anyone but you. Father, they just need to know you and how much you love them. They need to know that you have redeemed them. They need to know that your spirit longs to live on the inside of them and to show what great things are in store for them.
Father, give them the strength to say no and mean it. Give them the strength to not waver back and forth but to be able to take a strong stand against premarital sex without fear. They don’t have to fear rejection of man when you have already approved of them. They have been chosen by you. They have been called out of darkness and into the marvelous light. They shall not fear in Jesus name! They shall not be afraid in Jesus name! When they sleep their dreams shall be sweet! We bind that spirit of fear and cast it back to the pits of hell. Father, we ask that your Spirit be loosed and shall give them peace and power. They shall know how to walk in their Kingdom Authority! In Jesus name, amen!
In this National Campaign report, Girl Talk: What High School Senior Girls Have to Say about Sex, Love, and Relationships, 12th grade girls provide insights about everything from advice to younger girls, to their regrets, to what they really think about sex and relationships. Based on a new survey from the Campaign and Seventeen magazine (look for a related article in the August issue of Seventeen, on newsstands now!), here’s just a bit of what they shared with us:
76% of senior girls who have had sex say they would change something about their first time if they could re-do it.
72% of senior girls say they have talked to their friends about contraception.
68% of senior girls say they’ll still want to talk to their parents about sex, love, relationships, and pregnancy prevention in the future just as much as they did while in high school.
43% of senior girls who have already had sex wish they’d waited longer.
Exercise: Talk to your girls and be honest with them. Let them know they can open up to you without the fear of being judged. We sometimes forget the things we did when we were there age and give off the impression that we have always been saved. Pray and ask God to guide you on what to share and what to say. Embrace yourself because you may be shocked at what you hear in return but in all things we must show love. Communication is the key.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy & Unplanned Pregnancy
WHAT SENIOR GIRLS WANT YOU TO KNOW
We asked 12th grade girls all about their feelings and experiences with sex, love, and relationships. This is what they think younger girls need to know:
It’s okay to wait.
Nearly nine out of 10 senior girls who have already had sex say younger girls should know that it’s okay to be a virgin when you graduate. More than four out of 10 girls who have already had sex say they wish they’d waited longer. Feeling pressure to ‘get it over with’ before you finish high school? Senior girls say: don’t let that sway you.
Use protection every single time. No excuses!
More than 40% of girls we talked to who have already had sex have also had a pregnancy scare. 53% of senior girls who’ve had sex without protection say that they just “got caught up in the moment.”
Don’t do something that makes you uncomfortable just to please a guy.
Most girls who have gone further in a hookup situation than they wanted to wish they hadn’t.
Don’t have sex .
Most girls who’ve done this regret it.
You can say no, even if you’ve said yes before.
Eight out of 10 girls who have already had sex think it’s important for you to know this.
Don’t worry so much about trying to impress boys and don’t stress about falling in love.
It will happen. It’s also important to have guys you are just friends with.
It’s better to break up than stay in a relationship that’s bad for you.
More than half of senior girls have been in love, but for those who haven’t, there’s plenty of time to fall in love after high school, and 61% say that’s one thing they look forward to. There are almost as many girls who say they wish they hadn’t wasted so much time in a relationship as there are girls who wish they’d had a relationship in the first place.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your parents about personal stuff.
33% of senior girls say they’ve lied to their parents about their sex lives, and four out of 10 regret that. No matter how awkward it can get, your parents can have good insights to share and can really help you find your way through complicated relationships.
Believe in yourself!
Looking back on their high school social lives, many girls wish they’d been more confident. In fact, having more confidence in themselves is the #1 thing senior girls are looking forward to after graduation.
Lay off the pressure.
The majority of 12th grade girls say the pressure to be sexually experienced comes not from guys but from their friends. Friends who tease each other about sex—whether it’s for having too much of it or not enough—add to the pressure and often regret it later. Your sex life is your business and your comfort level with it is what’s most important.