21 Days Of Prayer | Day 14 - West Ridge Church

Prayer Guide: Day 14

“Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me,
and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out.” John 6:37 

In Luke 15, Jesus tells a story to teach us about the heart of our Heavenly Father. He tells the crowd about a shepherd who had a flock of a hundred sheep but one day, he lost one of them. Rather than staying with the rest of the flock, the shepherd left on a rescue mission (1-7). He left the ninety-nine to go after the one that was lost until he found it. When he finally found the sheep, the shepherd picked it up and brought it back, rejoicing and celebrating!  

Jesus then looked at the crowd and finished by saying, “I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who don’t need repentance!” (Luke 15:7) Every time someone on earth responds in faith to Jesus, Heaven rejoices! Why? Because not only does God love the world (John 3:16), but God actually loves and cares about each and every single one of us! 

Scripture tells us that Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). When one is lost and separated from Him, God doesn’t sit on the sidelines; He goes on a search. If we truly are His fully devoted followers, then we should be compelled by his love to do the same. If the lost matter to God, then shouldn’t they matter to us? However, the salvation of others isn’t something we can make happen out of our own efforts or abilities, but God does invite us to play a part. We must be faithful in praying that as we share Jesus with those in our lives who need Him most, the Father would be faithful to draw men and women unto Himself (John 6:44). 

Personal Prayer Focus:

Pray for the people in your life—your family, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers. Pray that God would provide opportunities for you to share Jesus with them and that as you do, their eyes would be open to who He is and what He’s done, and they would respond to Him in faith.  

West Ridge Church Prayer Focus:

At West Ridge Church, we have a big mission and that requires a big family. There are so many people that you may not see on a stage or screen who play integral roles in leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Let’s take a moment now to thank God and pray for them. Please lift our Facilities & Operations Team (Dustin Allen, Candace Edwards, Sherry Horne, and their hard-working crew), our Finance Team (Lorie Conley, Kristina Allmon, Jeanne Chandler) as well as our IT Team (Brad Oby and Rob Jones) up in prayer as they continue to faithfully serve our church with excellence.