Welcome to Pray/40! You will find 40 days of daily devotionals helping to lead you into your next step in your relationship with God and others. On Monday, May 4th this 40-Day Guide will begin.

Uncertain times are often the most meaningful times for spiritual growth. We want to help you through the uncertainty, anxiety, fear, or stress that you may be experiencing by encouraging you to set aside a time for the next 40 days to pray.

The Pray/40 guide can help make sense of all that is going on in the world and give us a better understanding of God and ourselves. For 40 consecutive days, you can follow a daily devotional and engage in prayer. As you read the scripture listed in the daily guide, reflect on the devotion and connect with God in prayer. Ask God for a clearer understanding of what the verses mean and how they can help you grow.

This prayer guide will help you connect with God, your faith, and one another. While we can’t be together physically, we can come together spiritually. We can be the church no matter where we are. Let’s encourage one another and share hope with each other during Pray/40

The daily devotionals will be posted each day on this page and on The Ridge Facebook page.

 

Pray/40—Day 29

Day 29 — How do we live effectively and keep from stumbling?
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Pray/40—Day 28

Day 28 — Today’s reading: Romans 5:3-4 — “And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.”
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Pray/40—Day 27

Day 27 — You may be facing a spiritual battle right now. If you are, there is strength to be found…
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Pray/40—Day 26

Day 26 — We all have different gifts given to us specifically by Christ to use for His purpose in building up the church. Whatever gifts we might have, we are to use them to…
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Pray/40—Day 25

Day 25 — The desire of God’s heart is to guide us to become the person Christ calls us to be.
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Pray/40—Day 24

Day 24 — The power to lead a Godly life comes from God. It’s one of the most comforting by-products of faith.
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Pray/40—Day 23

Day 23 — As we get to know God…He can begin to transform us from the inside out.
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Pray/40—Day 22

Day 22 — God’s Word is not just for our information, it is for our transformation.
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Pray/40—Day 21

Day 21 — Just as we are reminded elsewhere in the New Testament that we “do all things through Him who strengthens” us (Philippians 4:13) and “The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit; because you can do nothing without Me” (John 15:5), there is no room to boast in what we may perceive as our own accomplishments. For they are truly not our own.
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Pray/40—Day 20

Day 20 — When there is good news to tell, the news spreads like wildfire. People want to belong to what is good and true…
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Pray/40—Day 19

Day 19 — Christ’s love crosses all boundaries and can unify all people. Have you helped someone take a step in their belief in Christ? Are you a new believer?
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Pray/40—Day 18

Day 18 — As a body is made up of many parts, as church members, we form one body in Christ. Although we have different gifts, talents and abilities, we act as one…
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Pray/40—Day 17

Day 17 — If I were Paul and in prison and knew that my time on earth was almost over, I might be inclined to coast across the finish line…to look back over my life and be okay. Paul didn’t do that. He wasn’t about to limp across the finish line.
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Pray/40—Day 16

Day 16 — I want to know how I can “run the race set before me” and not be disqualified.
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Pray/40—Day 15

Day 15 — Lord, I pray and ask that You would give me boldness. I pray for humility, for strength, for wisdom…
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Pray/40—Day 14

Day 14 — Lord, show me who I can come alongside and help grow and develop today.
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Pray/40—Day 13

Day 13 — We don’t know much about John the Baptist’s early life, but we do know that he grew up and became spiritually strong. We know that he had righteous, blameless, God-fearing parents—Zechariah and Elizabeth—who helped him grow spiritually. It is important to start well.
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Pray/40—Day 12

Day 12 — God had a purpose for Samuel. …so He has one for each of us. Prayer and devotion matter greatly to God. And they can result in growth in stature and favor with the Lord and with men. This, in turn, allows us to shine our light brightly in this world.
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Pray/40—Day 11

Day 11 — We are easily disquieted. The inability to change what we don’t like in any given situation can cause us to be discontent. Our peace of mind is dampened, our smile fades; we are restless and frustrated, and maybe even hurting.
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Pray/40—Day 10

Day 10 — As sons and daughters, God wants us to live in joy, show and be love, be at peace with others, have patience even when we’re tested, show kindness to strangers, walk in goodness, practice faithfulness, speak and live with gentleness, and practice self-control, for these are the fruits of the Spirit of God our Heavenly Father.
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Pray/40—Day 9

Day 9 — So in the light of these promises, we are encouraged to choose to “purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit.” Let it be clear that it is our choice, something we do to become pure in cooperation with Jesus.
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Pray/40—Day 8

Day 8 — Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 14:20 — “Brothers, don’t be childish in your thinking, but be infants in regard to evil and adult in your thinking.” When it comes to spiritual maturity, we need to grow up from children into adults, understanding the ways of God in His Word, and walking in them.
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Pray/40—Day 7

Day 7 — What we focus on becomes magnified in our lives. We can choose to focus on our problems, what we don’t have, or negative news reports, or we can focus on how great God is and His promises to us!
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Pray/40—Day 6

Day 6 — There is no greater love than our Heavenly Father’s love for us. God sent his son Jesus to redeem this world, and to save us. We are transformed spiritually through God’s love, and our response should be to mature before God and let our love for God flow out to others.
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Pray/40—Day 5

Day 5 — Be persistent in your love and care for others, knowing that it is only through our Lord Jesus Christ that we can persist…Our hope comes from God alone.
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Pray/40—Day 4

Day 4 — Give thanks to God for His goodness and grace, because you already have everything you need within you to do all that God has called you to do in Christ!
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Pray/40—Day 3

Day 3 — As we learn to listen to and respond to the work of God’s Spirit within us, we will grow more and more in Christ-like character every day.
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Pray/40—Day 2

Day 2 — Jesus didn’t just die on the cross for our sins so that we could be saved from hell; He also died so that we could live an abundant life here in the present!
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Pray/40—Day 1

Day 1 — Today’s reading: Matthew 5:48 — “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
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