Posted on March 2, 2015

The expressed intention of the Collegiate Day of Prayer has been and continues to be to unite believers in prayer for spiritual awakening.

Again this year, collegiate ministries of every shape and size prayed together for God to manifest His presence on their campuses. The older generation, involved in a wide range of churches and denominations, also linked arms with students by praying for them.

In the end, over 1,900 campus ministries, churches, and individuals registered to pray for over 1,500 campuses! Increasingly, carrying the concern of our nation’s students and faculty, the body of Christ is flying in formation.

But our mission is not yet complete. Until God draws near, reviving believers by the power of His Spirit and sweeping multitudes of lost students into His kingdom, we must be relentless in our asking, seeking, and knocking (Luke 11:9).

Posted on February 25, 2015

A Simple Way to Pray Corporately 

In corporate prayer meetings over the years I have used a simple model of prayer called “Up, Out, In” that is taken from the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6. There obviously many more ways to pray corporately but this is a simple way to help a prayer group pray with focus and unity.

Up

“Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name…” Matthew 6:9

Posted on February 18, 2015

3 Ways to Measure the Growth & Success of a United Prayer Gathering

No one wants their prayer meeting to be awkward, unorganized, or poorly attended. Every prayer leader would prefer to host a well-organized and popular prayer event. However, effectual prayer and organizational efficiency are not always the same thing. The biggest and most organized meetings aren’t always the most spiritually significant. How then can we measure the success of our prayer event? A successful Collegiate Day of Prayer gathering can be summed up with three simple words—Agreement, Allies, and Answers. A successful prayer movement will show at least some evidence in these three areas.

Agreement

One of this generation’s greatest needs today is not just more prayer, but rather more agreement in prayer.

Posted on February 4, 2015

My grandmother was a prayer warrior. Every Thursday morning her senior friends gathered on her enclosed porch—the one where all the old family recliners found their final resting place. The street was lined with cars as godly women came to study God’s Word and pray. I could always ask my grandmother to pray for me, but when I needed an extra “boost,” I would ask on Thursdays when her fellow warriors would be gathered for battle.

College was a defining time in my walk with God. I made a choice to stay with Him and He used events in my campus years to profoundly affect my spiritual trajectory to this day. During college, I found a prayer partner, and we held one another accountable to pray for an hour each week.

Posted on January 14, 2015

200 years ago the original Collegiate Day of Prayer was warmly embraced and promoted by the American church. Almost every evangelical denomination and university was praying for a mighty visitation of God to awaken and transform approximately 200 of America’s colleges at the close of the 19th Century. Today we have over 3,200 four year colleges and universities, and hundreds of two year institutions that desperately need the unified love and prayers of God’s people as never before.

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