The Collegiate Day of Prayer is upon us. It is a day set aside for us to worship and contend together for the millions of college students in our nation.
One of the beautiful things about CDOP is that how you pray can vary and it is all heard before the Lord. Some will pray alone, some will host a prayer meeting, some churches & campuses do a 24-hour prayer meeting or prayer-walk their school. Truly, no prayer meeting is alike and the Lord loves them all!
There are still a number of campuses without anyone signing up to pray for them. Even if you have adopted campuses already, will you consider adopting one more?
Here are some prayer points on what to pray:
1) Pray for an Open Heaven
· An outpouring of the Holy Spirit over the campus, that everyone from the greatest to the least would encounter the presence of God – from students to faculty, from administration to even the homeless who set foot on the campus. (Acts 2)
2) Pray for an Open Heart
· Pray for the veil to be lifted off the minds of unbelievers (2 Cor. 4:4)– that they may see Jesus as He is, and surrender their lives to Him.
· Pray for the students and faculty to have encounters with the presence of God, defining moments that would commission them into their callings and send them out as witnesses on their campus.
· Pray for the voice of the Lord to be revealed in a way that is both powerful and personal to each person on the college campus – that they would know that God is real, that they are loved by Him, and that He would become their one pure and holy passion.
· Pray for a deep and heartfelt work of repentance, initiated by the Holy Spirit on college campuses. Pray for the Holy Spirit to convict people of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:7-8) in order that the fear of the Lord would be restored, resulting in lasting personal and corporate transformation.
3) Pray for an Open Hand
· Pray for eyes to be opened and hearts to be broken over the state of their college campuses, communities, cities, nation and the nations of the earth. Pray they would hear the voice of the Father crying out, “Who will go?” and they would in response cry out, “Here am I – send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)
· Pray for a holy boldness to proclaim the Word of God openly on campus, in classrooms, to professors and among friends. Pray that this proclaiming of the good news of Jesus would be accompanied by signs, wonders, miracles and the power of God (Acts 4:29-31), that peoples’ faith would not rest in man’s wisdom, but in the power of God. (1 Cor. 2:4-5)
· Pray for students to finish the remaining task of evangelizing every tongue, tribe and nation in this generation for the glory and pleasure of Jesus Christ.