I am excited about what God could do during the course of this coming semester. There is anticipation in the air. Students are getting passionate about prayer. I met with a series of students today. Two separate students, with two separate visions. Both involve prayer. In Christianity it seems we talk more about prayer than we actually pray but in this case they both are serious.
The vision began at a leaders meeting last fall. The question, “What if,” was asked. What if we prayed every day? What if God showed up this year? What if we got serious about helping our friends with their problems. What if we started caring for others needs ahead of our own? What if we hosted a Friday night party every week as an alternative night? What if it was the happening place to be? Two different students. Two different visions. Both involve prayer.
Ryan, started praying every morning at 8am in the InterVarsity office. As I walked into the office this morning there were four students with smiles on their faces. As they walked out the door they each told me how excited they were about starting the day in prayer! God is moving.
“I couldn’t wait share it,” was what Samantha said as we finished our meeting today. She was talking about the vision God has given her to develop a physical space for students to pray and interact with God and their friends. She wants to see multiple rooms on campus being used to pray. We’re going to start by transforming the office into a prayer room.
I don’t know what God is birthing but I do know that whenever students get serious about prayer. God demonstrates his power in amazing stories from students.
God is calling his people to pray.
11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
I am excited to see what He will do!
What would you like to see God do?