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.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we started a new series called "The Bible Doesn't Say That" - during this series we will have multiple common saying that people think are biblical but aren't. This week we talked about the phrase "God helps those who help themselves". Pray students this week would see the need to admit they need God's help. Pray they are able to trust in the help of Christ. Pray that they see the message of the Bible speaks more to the truth that God helps only those who cannot help themselves.

For Our Ministry
Pray that the Gospel is proclaimed boldly, clearly, and often. Pray that the good news of God's grace would be received and trusted. Pray for revival to come to Fusion and Thrive.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- depression/anxiety, bullying I am experiencing at school.
- pray I will stop getting distracted at school.
- pray I will do well in track and that I can get my grades up.
- Help my family in Springfield. Help my sister decide what college is right for her.

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

Francesca
Marchae
Andrew
Josie
Matt
Andy

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

We continued our series "Our Father" - we focused on how God is a forgiving Father. Pray this week that students would trust that God does indeed forgive them completely when they put their faith in Him. Pray that they would see that forgiveness is an act of worship to God - as it honors Him and reflects what He has done for us. Pray they would be able to forgive others of any lingering past hurts that they might still be clinging to.

For Our Ministry
Pray that the Gospel is proclaimed boldly, clearly, and often. Pray that the good news of God's grace would be received and trusted. Pray for revival to come to Fusion and Thrive.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- I need prayer to help me be patient with my grandmother – I am constantly upset with her and I know that is bad. I also need prayer to have strength to kick Satan out of my head and listen intently to the Holy Spirit.
- Strength to get to graduation. Trust that I’ll be financially all right going through college.
- For my grandmas memory to get better (she has dementia).
- I haven’t been feeling the best recently. Also, I just want my mom to be encouraged through these tough times.
- That I will not regress in my faith and that my relationship with Christ will be strengthened through hard times.
- My mom for strength and an open heart to be able to forgive. My dad for understanding and to be able to see his wrongs. My brother for a craving for God and his family.

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

Lupe
Joy
Avery
Molly
Noah
Abby
DJ
Daniel


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