It’s a new year, 2020! I don’t know about you, but I can’t say that year without thinking of the term as it refers to vision—particularly our acuity or sharpness.
Moms in Prayer has a vision and mission that has not changed in 35 years of ministry. As we start the new year, I want to bring our focus to two strategic upcoming events. These will help keep us sharp in our vision for how we pray for the campus this year. And remember, when we look at the campus, yes, we pray for our students, but our peripheral vision extends to professors, staff, campus issues, and campus ministries to give us a complete picture of prayer for our universities.
January kicks off the American Bible Society’s Year of the Bible (2 Kings 22-23). Change came to a crumbling nation when Scripture was rediscovered and read publicly. The entire nation recommitted themselves to God in one day. What if Scripture was proclaimed publicly on our campuses? The ground has been plowed with the prayer walks from the Every Campus initiative in 2019. As we pray for proclamation, it will also help spur gospel-centered ministry formation on the 60% of campuses where there is currently no known presence.
Then in February we prepare for and participate in the Collegiate Day of Prayer (CDOP)—a united, multi-generational day of prayer for revival and awakening on campuses. Stay tuned via social media for info on our nationwide prayer call. Please invite friends, family, and churches now to adopt campuses to pray for on February 27. Help others catch a glimpse of what you do when you pray weekly. We need the entire body of Christ engaged with prayer for the campuses, and we Moms in Prayer moms can lead the charge as moms before us did who turned the tide.
We are also setting our sights on a new prayer points email/calendar schedule in 2020. These will now be sent out every other month with two months’ worth of prayer points. You can always find them listed on the college page on the website and linked to from the College Praying Moms Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, to keep up to date in between emails with items of interest for college prayer needs.
Looking forward to seeing what our incredible God will do on campus in 2020!
Jan/Feb 2020 Prayer Points:
Jan. 1-4: enjoy your break
Jan. 5-11: Engineering departments. Year of the Bible—for the word of God to be read aloud on campus and draw people to Christ. Students–adjustment to new schedules and time management; roommate issues. CDOP—pray for the planning meeting and promotional efforts following it.
Jan. 12-18: Philosophy departments. Campus Ministries—spirit of cooperation, demonstrate unity on campus. Professors–teach with excellence, integrity, and fairness.
Jan. 19-25: Nursing, pre-med, and medical departments. College Churches–reach out to students and provide home away from home. Administration–to not discriminate against Christian students’ and professors’ rights.
Jan. 26-31: Math departments. Professors—research and grants to be used for good; Students–discipline in sleep, nutrition, exercise.
Feb. 2-8: Film and Theater departments. Christian students—to develop spiritual disciplines; Christian professors–to wrestle with and answer the question “As Christ-followers, what should we do in the academy?”
Feb. 9-15: Architecture departments. Christian students to have courage and boldness to stand for Christ; Campus Ministry–for the work of Faculty Commons to nurture the faith of Christian professors.
Feb. 16-22: Social Work departments. Year of the Bible—pray for a “Bible Revival” publicly and privately on the college campus. Campus issue–for peace, reconciliation, and biblical justice on campus.
Feb. 23-29: Music departments. Boards of Trustees–keep student academic needs in mind; Sports departments–to operate ethically and obey rules in recruiting. CDOP—pray for the body of Christ to engage in the CDOP and for all campuses to be adopted.