Prayer is the engine room for the church. As we pray we are choosing to trust God and step forwards in faith for what he has called us to. In 2022 and beyond, during a time that is still so complex and challenging, we want to stay persistent in prayer.

We were therefore committing space and time to pray and fast as a church. The focus this year will be for us to come to God, to ‘look to Him’ and pray for a deeper sense of encounter with Him so that we might radiate the love and hope of Jesus to all those we live and work among.

‘Those who look to Him are radiant their faces are never covered with shame.’ (Psalm 34 v 5)


Those who look to Him are radiant, their faces are never covered with shame. As we pray, we look to Him

1. We look to Him and thank Him for who He is.

2. We Look to Him for our world, for our nation, for our city.. for His kingdom to come and His will to be done

3. We look to Him to build His church and His Kingdom amongst us

3. We look to Him for wisdom, for leadership by His spirit, for a fresh move of the spirit in our church and therefore in the community.

4. We look to Him to provide a building for Riverside.


Wednesday Prayer Spaces 

Already a member of Riverside? We invite you to put aside some time from 8pm each Wednesday to pray. We encourage you to pray with your Life Group,  Community Group or other group setting. If you are not receiving our weekly ‘Prayer & Pastoral Updates’ (via txt or e-mail) or you do not have access to them via ‘My ChurchSuite’ please do contact us, we would love to hear from you.

Prayer for Ukraine

As we continue to pray together we are united in praying with churches all over the world for peace in Ukraine. As you pray either on your own or with your group, you may find the below resources from 24/7 prayer useful. 

View and filter more dates and see all events via our events page.


If you are new to Riverside or just starting to explore the Christian faith prayer may open up many questions for you. We recommend that you visit the ‘Try Praying’ website that has many usefule resources. Please do also contacts us, we would love to hear from you.

If you have questions about prayer we encourage you to explore our Alpha Course. The Alpha Course is a brilliant opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith in a relaxed and friendly environment.