Welcome! You have been invited to follow this blog by either a student or leader of Salem First Baptist's Student Ministries. We are so glad you are here! It has been on our heart to have God move through our students in a big way, and we know that the main way to get that done is by having a body of believers praying for us constantly. Our goal with this blog is to keep you informed and up-to-date on prayer requests we have within our ministry, whether they be from an individual student or from the group as a whole. We want to thank you for your willingness to pray for us and the work God is already doing within the lives of our students.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we continued in our series "Our Father" - we focused on the phrase "give us each day our daily bread". Pray that our students see God as a good and perfect provider - that they would trust Him with their wants and needs. Pray they would continue to align their desires with God's desires. Pray that they would be dependent on Jesus for their needs. Pray that they each know that He hears, He cares and that He is involved, even when they can't see or feel it.

For Our Ministry
Pray that our students and leaders would experience the joy of Christ as they worship Him in word and deed. Pray that with thanksgiving in our hearts we would reflect Jesus in all we say and do.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- For joy, rest, strength in temptation, not being easily angered. My friend I never thought would come to Thrive came to triple get night! Yay! That I would focus on others.
- I pray that I continue to build/grow in all of my relationships, including friendships, family relationships and my relationship with God.
- Pray that I can continue to be strong in the Word and start reading it – not just doing devotionals. Pray that I can be strong and wise in my relationships and that they will be pleasing to God. Pray I can get my friend to come to Thrive and for God to open her heart.
- Help me do well in school and to have my mom go back to church.
- I’ve been extremely tired lately; please pray that I have more energy.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.

Madi
Daniel
Jonathon
April
Jeremiah
Josiah
Joey


Thursday, March 16, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we continued with our series "Our Father". Pray that our students will see their part in God's Kingdom. Pray they are able to submit and be Him focused. Pray they are able to stop and listen to the Holy Spirit.

For Our Ministry
Pray that our students wouldn't just come to Church, but own it, using their gifts, talents and influence to serve the Kingdom. Pray that students would be bringing others into a life changing relationship with God and each other.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- My grandpa’s heart surgery is soon, pray that it goes well. For everyone in my family to be safe and healthy on our cruise. That I can find a good best friend.
- For my mom and sister to be saved.
- Make wise decisions in my daily life. Stay connected to God.
- I want the Lord to show me a way to use my depression and anxiety as tools of outreach for Him.
- To let my dad back into my life and to let go of the past. Thank God that my relationship with my mom is getting stronger through God.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.

Aimee
Luke
Tommy
Rylie
Mia
Seth
Paige

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we started a new series on prayer called "Our Father". Pray that our students see that prayer is an act of trust. Pray they continue to grow in their trust of their Heavenly Father. Pray that if they have things in their lives holding them back from trusting God, that they would be able to recognize and break down those barriers. Pray that we all would be in awe of God when we pray - that our prayers and view of God would see Him as the massive God He is.

For Our Ministry
Pray that students and leaders would depend on prayer for their direction, life, and purpose, that apart from Him we can do nothing. Pray we would boldly come to the throne of grace to seek God to do more then we could possibly ask or imagine. Pray that we would trust God is good, hears us, and responds

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- Pray that I won’t get distracted in my life. That I’ll stay focused on Christ.
- That I will do well on my tests. Making new friends. Growing closer to God.
- My mom and dad for problems to be solved through Christ. For my brother – that hopefully I get to see him more. My homework and grades.
- My sister is heading to the DR over spring break and my mom might lose her sanity. Pray for safety and sanity.
- Pray for my family and myself as so many things are changing – I have been super stressed and anxious about it. I pray that I don’t give up in school and I have confidence in myself to overcome my anxiety disorder. I pray that I turn to God more often than not to strengthen my relationship with Him.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.

Isaiah
Josue
Bree
Alexandra
Zachary
Melissa
Armando

Thursday, March 2, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we wrapped up our dating series - pray that our students would choose to be prudent people - that they will continually weigh the outcomes of their actions. Pray they have the wisdom to see the trap of the "simple" path, and that they set their sights on things above. Pray as they wrestle with any unresolved past experiences that God will bless them and meet them in their struggle. Pray that our young men and women have a desire to honor one another, and strive towards actions that reflect this.

For Our Ministry
Pray that student-leader relationships would grow as they do life together to mature in and for the glory of Christ.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- For God to relieve stress and anxiety about school. My family because my grandpa recently passed away.
- That I are motivated to work harder at school and that I do better. That my parents would allow me to go on the Hawaii band trip, that I can share the Gospel with my friend Alyssa.
- I need help with friendships and mental stability. Also, to have the courage to tell others about Jesus.
- For my sister Raimey, she is seven and has had many surgeries. She is adopted and will need a heart transplant soon.
- To continue to grow closer to God. For God to guide me in the right direction, guidance. God to work through me. God to be in my relationship. I pray for God to touch hearts in Thrive, to those who do not know Him. Everyone to feel safe at Thrive.
- That I would put pride off and be trusting of God submitting into worship with him when he is wanting me to be humble. Pray against temptation.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.

Isaiah
Abigail
Jillian
Etai
Josh
Addison
Devon


Thursday, February 9, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

We finished our series on the Armor of God - it was a great series and God used it mightily in the lives of our students! Pray as students continue to put on the full Armor of God that they would be mindful and aware of the spiritual battles going on around them. Pray that they would lean on God during times of spiritual attack. Pray also that they would have a hunger for God's Word. As we start our next series on Relationships, Dating and Sex pray that God will go before and prepare the students hearts and minds.

For Our Ministry
Pray that our students and leaders would experience the joy of Christ as they worship Him in word and deed. Pray that with thanksgiving in our hearts we would reflect Jesus in all we say and do.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- Pray for my family and that they hopefully find salvation.
- Help me be less angry, calm down, and help me see that God loves me and hears me.
- Please pray for my dad who is going through his third divorce, it would mean a lot to me and really help him get through it.
- My family – many legal problems are happening. To be able to see my brother more. Just for calm and stability.
- I need help with friendships and mental stability. Also, to have the courage to tell others about Jesus.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.

Caitlin
Natasha
Jesus
Andrew
Marcus
Allie
Eli

Thursday, January 26, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we continued with our series on the Armor of God, focusing on the Shield of Faith. The shield is to be our first line of defense against the enemies attacks - if we trust in the power that it holds. We challenged the students with this question, "what's your faith in?". Pray as they ask that question they will trust in God. That they will hold up their shield and take that leap of faith.

For Our Ministry
Pray that students and leaders would depend on prayer for their direction, life, and purpose, that apart from Him we can do nothing. Pray we would boldly come to the throne of grace to seek God to do more then we could possibly ask or imagine. Pray that we would trust God is good, hears us, and responds.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- That I may bring more friends to Thrive.
- Letting God have full control of my life, my whole heart. For God to give me the strength to forgive.
- Pray that I get along with my mom more.
- I can reconnect and grow stronger. Stay strong on new year new me and fight Satan every day! Guidance and courage towards choosing a college. That I would keep relying on God for emotional strength and appropriate mitigation.
- For my parents and their relationship, that I would love and respect people more, motivation to do well in school, replace my idols of games and other media with God. Focus my attention on God.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.

Hope
Evan
Eli
Harley
Gretchen
Dylan
Mackenzie



Thursday, January 19, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

We continued on in our Armor of God series - this week focusing on The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace. Pray that our students see and know the importance of this part of the armor - that with strong, fitted shoes they may stand firm against the devils schemes. Pray for our students that are engaged in spiritual warfare, that they would be protected and comforted.

For Our Ministry
Pray that the light of the church and the heart of the family would continually come together to reach and raise the next generation in Christ Jesus.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- More patience in my house, more selflessness, more humbleness.
- Please pray for me to be nicer to by younger brother.
- For my mom for strength and hope. For my dad for reconciliation. For my brother for wanting and craving Jesus. With homework and school and time management – to find more time for prayer and reading my Bible.
- Direction for the future. Better relationship with my dad and with God.
- Need to fully commit to Christ, discipline myself and read the Bible. Family issues and my heart issues. I want to be content with wherever I am at. I want God to lead my life but I feel like He’s absent. Pray for joy and less anxiety.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.

Arianne
Courtney
Ethan
Abbey
Amy
Tyler
Sammie