Day 21: 21 Days of Prayer

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Today, for our final day of the 21 day prayer campaign, we want to lift up the student ministry and it’s leaders at Ridge Church.  God is doing some amazing things in the lives of students across multiple campuses in our area through the Ridge student ministry.  Let’s thank Him for what He’s done and what He’ll continue to do.

Father,

What you’ve done in such a short time in the lives of students here has been amazing.  We thank you that you continue to draw godly leaders to lead them.  We pray protection, boldness and wisdom over our student leaders as they navigate the messiness and beauty of teenage years.  Give them an even deeper passion to reach students and be there for them in what can be some of the toughest years of their lives.

We pray for our students; make them bold, give them eyes to see and ears to hear and the courage to do as you lead them.  Let them take light into darkness and give them opportunities like never before to show your glory to those around them in their schools.

Lord, give our students the opportunity to make you famous in Oak Ridge!

Amen

 

Day 20: 21 Days of Prayer

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He IS Risen!  Jesus IS Alive!

It’s Easter Sunday and today, millions of people will celebrate a risen Savior and millions others will meet Jesus for the very first time in churches all over the world.

Today, let’s not only pray for the services at Ridge Church and those that will come, hear the Gospel for the first time or the first time in a very long time, but also for our area churches as well.  We’re all on the same team here and all about His Church.

Pray that today, much will be made about Jesus and that people will leave our services talking about Him, not us, the music, the message, or anything else.  And most importantly, let’s pray that the Gospel at Ridge Church today will pierce hearts and that God will save people on this campus today!

Day 19: 21 Days of Prayer

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Today, April 19th, Ridge Church turns 5 years old.  Let’s pray and thank God for the last 5 years and look forward to the next 5 years.

Father,

We are ever so grateful for these 5 years as a body of believers who have gathered under your name.  Thank for everyone you have sent to here, everyone who has served, given, and have trusted their hearts to you.  This church is yours.  We are thankful we just get to be part of it.  Thank you for sending us to Oak Ridge and for preparing us to go beyond.  You have been more than good to us.  You have answered so many of our prayers and yet, there are many more that you have yet to answer but we trust that in your timing, all will be revealed.

Lord, increase our faith over the next 5 years.  Increase our boldness, and increase our opportunities to take your Gospel even further into this city and beyond.  Bring to us like-minded people, unbelievers, and disciple-makers.  Let us hear your voice loudly and let us be bold in doing as you’ve stated to us.

Ephesians 3:20 has been our prayer and it will continue to be…to you who are able to do far more than we could ever ask or imagine….do more than we can imagine Lord!

Amen

Day 18: 21 Days of Prayer

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Lord Jesus, I thank you and praise you for your death and resurrection. You became sin on my behalf so that I could become the righteousness of God. You defeated sin and death so that I can walk in freedom. And you have made it possible for me to walk in newness of life by being identified by baptism with your death and resurrection. Thank you Jesus.

I pray for our Easter services. I pray that your love shines brightly to all that encounter Your people at Ridge Church. May Your Spirit fill that place as we gather and may we be increasingly aware of Your presence. May we overflow with Your love, welcoming all that walk through our doors, and may our words and actions be seasoned with Your Spirit. I pray that we will be consumed with joy, awe and thankfulness for the sacrifice You made for us.

We praise thee, O God for the Son of Thy love

For Jesus who died and is now gone above

All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain

Who hath borne all our sins and hath cleansed every stain

Revive us again, fill each heart with Thy love

May each soul be rekindled with fire from above

Hallelujah! Thine the glory

Hallelujah! Amen

Hallelujah! Thine the glory

Revive us again

Amen.