United States (MNN) — February 28 is the Collegiate Day of Prayer. It is a day for the body of Christ to stand united across generations and pray for spiritual revival and God’s work on college campuses.
Collegiate Day of Prayer
“Collegiate Day of Prayer actually traces back all the way to 1823. It’s something that college students and campuses have been doing for many years now. Just setting aside a day to pray, especially for spiritual awakening on colleges and universities across the country. It is something that in 2019 we’re continuing,” InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s President Tom Lin explains.
“So…February 28, Thursday, we’re setting aside that day to pray for college campuses around the country and to encourage churches, individuals, campus ministries, many of our friends and ministry partners to pray on that day.”
Lin says any time there has been a spiritual awakening and revival, it has always been proceeded by a prayer movement. InterVarsity prays daily for campus ministry and revival on campus. But on Thursday, they would love for you to join them in praying alongside with other ministries and prayer movements for students as a united community.
“This is sort of a special invitation that you know, we want everyone to be praying for the college campus, not just the students who are literally there every day. So, I do hope and I do want to encourage many who are hearing this to participate on this February 28th,” Lin says.
Join in Prayer
Interested in praying? Then connect with other people as they prepare to pray through a virtual hub HERE. Through this resource, you can sign up to pray, adopt a campus, and connect with a global community. It can be as simple as grabbing a friend and setting aside an hour to pray together.
Every Campus Movement
However, do not stop praying for college campus once February 28 passes. Instead, join the Every Campus movement for continued prayers to see every corner of every campus in the United States reached with the Gospel.
There are nearly 5,000 college campuses in the United States. About a fifth of these campuses still need people committed to praying for them. Let’s use the Collegiate Day of Prayer as an opportunity to springboard into a lifestyle of prayer through the Every Campus movement, for college campuses.
“If you go to everycampus.com, you can locate the nearest campus to you. We have a prayer walking guide that guides you through how to walk on that campus, and then you can log in on that website. [Share] what you heard on that prayer, what you prayed for, maybe who you met on campus when you [were] walking. So, it’s designed as a great follow-up tool as well to this day of prayer,” Lin says.
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