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Published on May 15th, 2013 | by Josh Murphy

Project: Pray for Our Generation


Recently the Lord laid it on my heart how important prayer is. He showed me how it is His desire for this generation to become one of prayer.

He also showed me how broken this generation has become. Alcohol, drugs, depression, homosexuality, STDs, and teen pregnancies run rampant.

But there’s something we can do. Pray.

After my eyes were opened to what’s happening, I knew I had to do something about it. So I started a prayer group. I’m asking for people to take a specific hour each day to pray for this generation. That way there are people praying 24/7 around the world with the sole intention of seeing change and restoration brought to this generation.

We’re calling it, “The Few” from Matthew 9:37-38.

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

We are The Few. The Few who desperately pursue God as far as humanly possible. The Few who pray without ceasing. The Few who glorify the Lord in all that they do. The Few who boldly proclaim the name of Jesus wherever they go. Are you the many or the few?

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Here’s how you can get involved:

    Volunteer to pray! Leave a comment below letting Josh know what hour of the day you can pray and what time zone you’re in. There can be more than one person praying each hour.
    Help spread the word! Share this post on Facebook and Twitter, and invite your friends and family to join you in prayer for our generation. The more people praying the better.
    Offer your skills! Josh is working on a website, so if you have gifts in graphic design, web design, or writing, let him know using the comment section below.

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About the Author

is a 15-year-old homeschooler who loves reading, writing, and spending time with the Lord. He is passionate about seeing change and restoration brought to this generation, as well as seeing a culture of prayer developed in this generation. He is involved in orphan care in Kenya, and plans to go into full-time missions.



  • programguy

    I know some stuff about building websites. Is this going to “static” HTML?

  • Carissa Mann

    Oh! This is exciting! God has given me this vision as well, and it’s so awesome to see that other young people have it too. I can pray from 6-7 EST time.

  • Michaela

    3-4, Eastern!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.58910 Jordan Miller

    I do some graphic design. It’s pretty basic stuff, but if it could help, I’d be willing to lend my skills..

  • Elaine

    Excelant idea!!!!

    This ‘small’ group reminds me of a quote by Hudson Taylor

    “The prayerpower has never been tried to its full capacity. if we want to see mighty works of Divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and
    disappointment, let us answer God’s standing challenge, “Call to me, and I will
    answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

    I’ll be praying 9pm EST.

    Elaine

    • Hannah McIntosh

      I read that quote by Hudson Taylor a couple weeks ago, and it challenged me to pray more. Thanks for reminding me of it again!

    • Josh Murphy

      Thanks so much, Elaine!

    • Victoria Watson

      amazing quote! people just don’t talk like that anymore…

  • Sarah Cangialosi

    Thank you for taking the initiative to do this! It is something our generation needs.

    I can write fairly well. And for my high school (homeschool) I took a graphic design class. I am also building a website for my dads business.
    If I can help The Few please let me know.

    I will pray 8:30PM EST.

    • Josh Murphy

      That’d be awesome. If you want, you could email me at jjmurph14@yahoo.com to talk some more.

  • Hannah McIntosh

    God’s been showing me how powerful prayer is, too! It’s exciting to see how He is working through us all, giving many of us the same message. I will bring this up at our church’s next prayer meeting.

  • http://twitter.com/BaylieWintle Baylie Wintle

    Wow, I am so encouraged to see this! Thank you so much for doing this, Josh. God has been burdening my heart to pray for this generation these past few months, and I’m so thrilled to see how He’s drawing other hearts to prayer as well.
    7 am CST!

    • Josh Murphy

      Thanks so much, Baylie!

  • Tessa Jasper

    I’ll be praying at 12pm (noon) in the Central Time Zone!

  • Kathryn Bryant

    I’ll be praying from 6-7 AM Pacific Time Zone

  • http://www.facebook.com/genesis.myers.71 Genesis Myers

    Thank you so much Josh, I want to be part of the few!
    I’ll be praying at 7am (eastern time). I really excited!

    • Josh Murphy

      Thanks so much!

  • Molly Warren

    Thank you so much for reminding us how important prayer is!! I am working on a project right now involving Human Trafficking, and more and more God has shown our team that only He can unlock the doors we need opened… Through prayer. Prayer is what sets the prisoners free. It’s what releases people from depression, addiction, etc.
    I cannot commit right now to a specific hour, but please know that I will be praying!! =)
    …What is your website adress??

    • Josh Murphy

      We don’t have a website as of now. We have a new facebook page if you want to check that out. It’s facebook.com/thefewmovement. And that’s so awesome what you’re doing! What is your project called?

      • Molly Warren

        Okay:)~and thank you! The FB page is neat! =)
        The project is called Walk/Run4Freedom! Our website is http://walkrun4freedom.weebly.com/ (it is actually on TheRebelution as well…posted a week or two ago??)
        Your bio mentioned that you are involved with orphans in Kenya~ does that mean you have lived in Kenya, or have gone on a mission trip there?? :)

        • Josh Murphy

          That’s so cool!

          My family runs an orphanage over there. I’ve been there a few times and plan on living there for a while next year. http://www.wawezamovement.org

          • Molly Warren

            Thank you! The Walk Project has so far has been a blessing, and a challenge, as we watch God direct us and trust Him to continue to go before us! =)
            OH, that is So Neat!! Thank you to you and your family for what you do for those Precious children!!
            Have you ever heard of George Mulluer?? He took care of thousands of Orphans in Bristol, England, during the 19th century. My mom read me his biography in 1st grade (i’m homeschooled), and ever since then I have had a passion to do something for/with orphans!
            God bless as you live there and work with them, loving them and being “Jesus with skin on”! =)

          • Josh Murphy

            I have! He’s definitely an inspiration of mine. His trust in the Lord was astounding

          • Molly Warren

            Most Definately :-)

  • Annette

    I’ll try to pray from 9-10pmEST. I’m not the best at staying focused while I pray, but I’ll try! :) #Godforgiveme #igetdistracted

    • Annette

      Is it okay if we switch hours?

      • Josh Murphy

        Definitely. What time works better for you?

        • Annette

          One night something was going on then so I just prayed an hour earlier. I don’t think it’ll be possible to always do the same time. My Dad said the time wasn’t what was important (no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus), but that I prayed. :) I’ll do my best to stick with 9-10pmEST, but as long as I get that important hour of prayer in my day, that’s what counts.
          Do you agree?

          • Josh Murphy

            I definitely agree. And also, the place doesn’t matter. Even if you’re busy and out doing stuff, you can still be praying in your head.

          • Annette

            Great. Thanks. :)

    • programguy

      You’re not alone. :(

  • Elisabeth

    Let us know when the website is finished. Can’t wait to see it!

  • Victoria Watson

    Wow – I cannot express how wonderful of an idea this is! God has been challenging me so much about prayer for my generation lately! Thank you for doing this! I’ll be praying!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.zimmerman.585 Taylor Zimmerman

    This is awesome. God hasreally been teaching me the power of prayer as I, as well as Molly Warren, & a couple other teens have been working on organizing a walk/ run to raise money for Rapha House (working combat human trafficking.) I’ll be praying at 7:15/7:20 EST. Here is a verse from Matthw 18:20: “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”

  • Alexa Burke

    I write for my high school newspaper and would love to help in any way I can. I will definitely be praying too!

  • Karate Kid

    Yes, prayer does work. I have seen it work first hand in several people I know who were healed of cancer. In addition to praying for our generation, we should pray for our nation and government as well. God is working in this nation. God Bless America and the Youth of America.

    • Josh Murphy

      I totally agree. In an hour there’s plenty of time to pray for other things as well, just the main focus is this generation.

    • Elaine

      Defiantly, God says we should pray for our leaders-He turns the heart of the king wherever He wishes.
      my Papa ran for a political office last year-and won. but now we are seeing more spiritual warfare that we ever have before.

      Defiantly- please pray for our leaders.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.iddings Sarah Iddings

    It is SO true. This is a fantastic idea- reminds me of a story I once heard about everyone joining together to pray about a war (and well, this is one, just in a different sense!). I’ll do it at 8am, Pacific Time.

    Also, I can do graphic design and writing/editing if you want! :)

    • Josh Murphy

      Thanks so much! If you want, you can email me at jjmurph14@yahoo.com and we can talk more.

  • Lizzie Hawkins

    I have some graphic design experince, and I have a willingness to help! You should make a list of what times are still open for people to pray during as well. Praying!

    • Josh Murphy

      All 24 hours are taken! I don’t really like assigning hours to people. I want them to pick a time that works best for them, so that they can actually focus on the prayer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marli.scarborough Marli Scarborough

    I will be praying at 10 PM Central time!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gloriainexcelsisdeooo Gloria Siu

    wow this is so awesome! God has been showing me this passion for the youth of Sydney. This coming generation will be one of prayer and revival!
    I’ll be praying 8pm UTC+
    also i do like designing stuff on photoshop sometimes, if you need some help im willing to help! :)

  • Grace Elizabeth

    Mr. Murphy, how encouraged I am to see young people whom the Lord has placed the same passion in! For the last couple of weeks I have been waking up at 6:00am to pray for our generation that the Lord would raise up prayer warriors and labors in His harvest. In fact, the Lord used that same passage in Matthew 9 to spur my heart on to prayer. I really felt this was an answer to my prayers!
    I will be joining you and “The Few” in prayer every morning around 6:00am CST. Thank you so much for being willing to be used by God, brother.

  • Janelle Allen

    this is awesome! We are going to pray at 2am-3am!!!! SMT (standard mountain time)

  • http://www.facebook.com/EmerNumberFour Jemeriah Bueno Gabao

    WOW.. This is amazing.. Praise God..
    i’ll be praying 10:00pm UTC+08:00
    God Bless

  • http://www.facebook.com/EmerNumberFour Jemeriah Bueno Gabao

    this is amazing.
    i’ll be praying 10:00pm UTC+08:00
    i am going to share this to our campus ministry.

    • Josh Murphy

      Thank you so much, Jemeriah! Let me know if anyone on your campus is interested.

  • Kimi

    9:00 am CST

  • http://www.facebook.com/oliviahope1013 Olivia Hope Hering

    Starting on the 8th, I will be able to take from 9-10 OR time. I feel that I have been called to empower our generation and maybe this is how I can begin. :)

  • Johanna Lim

    This is a great idea! I think it’s very important to pray for ourselves too, that we will make a difference for good in the people we are around.

    I really need to build the discipline of prayer into my life, so I’ll start by committing at least five minutes in the hour 6-7 am, GMT+8, weekdays :)

    God bless!

  • Hope

    Hi Josh! I’m in the Eastern time zone and I can pray at 9:00 am.

  • Mélina Stone

    Thanks so much Josh! This is awesome! I’ll be praying 3pm Eastern.

  • lydia_newborne

    I live in Ohio, eastern time zone. I just finished Do Hard Things not 10 minutes ago, and know myself well enough to know that if I don’t get some accountability going, I’ll never get anything going. God has recently impressed the immeasurable importance of prayer on my heart as well, so I would like to volunteer to pray from 12:00-1:00 am. I believe this a truly doable time, and am eager to see God work His will through me. Thank you for this challenge, and may The Lord bless it.

  • Gina Runcie

    Lol, and here I wondered what I should be praying for. I’m 22, so not exactly a teenager, but until I’m old enough to be your mother, I still consider you as part of my generation. I’ll pray at the seven ‘o clock hour, central time. Do you need a writer for your website? I volunteer!

    • Josh Murphy

      Do you want 7 AM or 7 PM? And we aren’t currently looking for any more writers, but if you feel led to write about The Few share with people, feel free!

  • Rachel Keener

    If you would like help writing anything for your website I enjoy writing and would love to help in any way possible.

  • JG

    I just graduated from high school and want to be a youth pastor. I definately know and feel the need for prayer and how it important it is. I will dedicate to 11 PM eastern time :)

  • Alyssa F

    I know this is a bit late, but I’d like to pray too! This is such a cool project!
    7 AM Central time. :)

  • Breanna Prater

    That’s a great idea!! I love to write and I’m pretty good at it. Id love to help if u need me!! Also ill be praying 7am central time

  • Taylor Harvey

    10:00 am est
    I think this project is amazing
    After it has been brought to my attention I am making it a point to get my youth group involved!!!

  • Pip Wherrett

    I’ll be doing 9pm Eastern Standard (UTC+8)!
    I do graphic design, especially logo, text and photo, and would love to help!
    I’m 15, christian, and live in Tasmania, Australia

  • Jacob

    this is awesome our generation needs prayer! We just need to bring all of our problems to God and then there solved.

  • Lily Howell

    Wow! I am REALLY impressed. What an amazing goal. I have to be part of this!
    Looking at our generation now, we need all the help we can get, especially in the form of prayer for each other. Help from God is the most sustaining help we could wish for and SHOULD wish for! I will be praying at 9 am and 8 pm , Sandard Mountian Daylight Time. What an amazing goal. Thank you for this wonderful Christ like example.

  • S Voelker

    This is spectacular! Its so cool to see other teens passionate about prayer! I will pray at 6am. I’m in the Pacific Time Zone. And if you need any help writing, email me. Is this still going on?

  • Savannah

    This is so exciting!! I would love to pray too…a disciplined prayer life is something I need to work on. I will be praying daily during the week at 5:00am, Mountain Standard Time. God bless this project!

  • S Voelker

    So sorry I haven’t been able to keep up with my hour of praying….but I will definitely continue to pray for our generation

  • Monica Joseph

    This is awesome! I can pray at 9 pm eastern time! This is great dude!

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