Riverside’s monthly prayer calendar is intended to encourage adults and children alike in their prayer lives. Each day’s requests are biblically based and are for all sorts of people…those who need to know Jesus as well as the ‘saints.’ There are prayer requests for personal spiritual growth, our families, our own church, community, and nation, to around the world. So use the attached calendar as a tool to grow yourself, train your children and bless many people.
Being a youth these days comes with many challenges. Standing firm and growing in Christ can be difficult as an adult, so how much more so for tweens and teens? Numerous demands as well as temptations are thrown at them daily while they are in the midst of defining their identities. Decisions, big and little, are made daily that help shape who they are and who they will become.
What can we do to help them? Pray for them and connect with them. That’s why this Sunday is Adopt-a-Youth Sunday. You are invited to commit to praying for a few minutes most days for one youth throughout this school year. Youth prayer warriors will be given basic information about his/her youth of the same gender and have the ability to contact him/her for prayer requests and encouragement. Please prayerfully consider what God would have you to do. What a joy it is to be able to participate in God’s work in this way!