College Praying Moms Newsletter

February 2019 College Prayer Points

The Collegiate Day of Prayer

This is the month of the Collegiate Day of Prayer—Thursday, Feb. 28 to be exact.

As Moms in Prayer moms, we do weekly what the body of Christ is being asked to do for one day: adopt campuses and pray for them. It’s only natural that we should invite fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to join us on this day. Think of the benefits:

Expand Moms in Prayer and Schools Covered in Prayer:

  • Participation in the CDOP could encourage more moms to start or join a group and raise up local leadership in your area.

Open the Church’s Eyes to the Need to Pray for Higher Education:

  • College students will set the course for the seven cultural spheres of society—arts and entertainment, business, education, family, government, media, and religion. Virtually none have a biblical worldview they will take into the workforce.
  • The climate on the college campus is a constant threat to Christian students professors,’ and administrators’ freedom of speech, religion, livelihood, and rights to meet and assemble.
  • The church initiated the original concerts of prayer for colleges; it is time to return to the legacy and set a new course for history.
  • It’s a form of local missions to the just under 20 million students–the majority of whom are unchurched and post-truth. And with 1.1 million international students it’s a form of foreign missions.
  • Nearly 77% of our nation’s college campuses do not have a community of Christians sharing the hope of Jesus.
  • It could help the church develop a heart for prayer for the community and the next generation.

Pave the Way for Revival and Awakening and Bring Glory to God:

  • Revival and spiritual awakenings historically have been preceded by great outpourings of corporate prayer, started on college campuses, and sparked missional movements and cultural change.
  • Moms in Prayer moms can share answers to prayer and give glory to God.

Tools for You to Use in Your Church and in Your Group:

  • We will post an updated 2019 CDOP prayer sheet on the college pages; use in your group the week of Feb. 25-March 1, in personal prayer time, or at church.
  • We will host a prayer call on Feb. 28. Join at: 10pm EST by calling: (712) 775-7270; access code:  803146.  Have the prayer sheet handy.
  • Visit the CDOP Website often 1) adopt campuses 2) see stats 3) get promotional materials to use at church. We need the church to join us if we are going to cover all 4,943 campuses. Host a Moms in Prayer table the Sunday before CDOP to promote our ministry; have a computer handy for people to adopt campuses.

February Prayer Points

Remember:

  • Teachers/Staff: paste the department of the week. Pray for the unsaved and saved administrators/staff/professors/students in that department using the two scriptures listed, respectively.
  • Specific Requests: pray for things pertinent to that department. You can always pray for favor for Christian professors and students and a renaissance of Christian thinking.
  • School Concerns: paste the next three items which are categorized by ways to pray Campus Concerns for 1) administration 2) students/campus ministries, and campus issues, and 3) the #everycampus movement we are supporting in prayer this year.

Feb. 1-2: Use Jan. 27-31 prayer points.

Feb. 3-9: Music, Drama, Art. 1) Financial Aid offices 2) Students develop healthy friendships 3) Praise that 800 campuses have been prayer walked in the first three weeks of the Every Campus initiative.

Feb. 10-16: Engineering. 1) Registrar’s Office 2) Campus Ministers spot students who need help and get them resources 3) Holy Spirit to move Christ followers to start prayer walking campuses.

Feb. 17-23: Nursing & Medicine. 1) IT Departments 2) Christ-centered movements of Christian profs & administrators mentoring the next generation 3) continued guidance and wisdom for the EveryCampus initiative leadership to discern next steps and how to give away the best of what they do in reaching college students with the Gospel.

Feb. 24-March 2: Physical Education. 1) Development Office 2) Pray for the church at large to embrace the Collegiate Day of Prayer and for every campus to be covered 3) for continued unity among campuses ministries to advance kingdom purposes and glorify God on campus.

Julie Loos, College Groups Liaison

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  1. Thank you, Julie, for your time serving all the college mamas who pray for their kids and journey forward with them into the “adulting” season. Bless your heart and and encouragement. I love reading your monthly posts and how they resonate with me, even though it’s been 5 years since my baby was preparing to do what yours is doing…. finish school, and right away start a new career and marriage. It’s a lot. <3 As a group leader of both college and career moms, I so appreciate you keeping me/us there in the real parts of mothering these young adults. Time "home" with them at holiday breaks is precious. Conversations to keep connected (and praying about when to speak and when to bite our tongues) is so important. And continuing to lift these kids up before the Lord as they do life in the "school of hard knocks" or finish college/trade school work and strive for the future and "figure out" what their next step will be, is HUGE. We can get our "knickers wrapped up in a knot" and feel so anxious with some of their choices. Keeping vigilant in prayer for their hearts and choices/temptations, job searches and date/mate choices, etc. is one thing that we CAN do, regardless of what THEY do. They will choose paths just as we did at the same age; some narrow and some wide. We thank God for His faithfulness to love and go after our kids as the Great Shepherd, no matter where they may wander or where the enemy works to lead them astray. And I thank God also, for the blessings of sister-mamas to meet and weekly join hearts and prayers for these lil' adulting lambs of ours. May God grant you a wonderful 2019 full of much joy and great love.

    1. Hi Gwen. I just discovered your message here, so I apologize for the delayed reply. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. It is my passion and pleasure to help us pray for our campuses and students. Thank you for your years of prayer. Yea team-MIP! Blessings on your new year as well.

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  3. I’m happy to founded, because my son is senior this year and I star to pray for the future college right now. I’m a youth pastor in Hispanic Church in Columbus Ohio (Cristo Rey Ministries). I try to involve our moms to pray too.
    Blessings!!!

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      1. Julie, I enjoyed your letter! (on my list) made me smile.
        Even though I have a member’s guide, I have another mom I am mentoring and thought I could pass on that quick route to purchasing the leader’s guide. However, when I clicked on the high lighted word it did not take me to the leader’s guide and after more digging I was still unable to find it.

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    2. Peggy, in addition to what Sue told you about, we also hope to add a resource page to our college pages in Oct. So check back then as well. If you like our College Praying Moms Facebook page, I hope to provide resources their too in between the monthly newsletter and the items on the college pages on the website.

    1. I do not have an official group for my college – Clemson – but I started praying and walking the campus in prayer last year. My hubby even went with me a few times. I do pray there is a way to connect more of us by Skype or group phone calls to pray for our colleges. Please pray God would bring me a few other moms to pray for my college.

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      2. Dear Sue!
        I was just ‘noodling’ around this am on the MIP site as I get ready to get on our Clemson Prayer call!!
        Please contact me so that you can join us! You are an answer to our prayers!

      3. Susan Alberti, did you see on the College Praying Moms Facebook page that Jennifer Superdock is starting a group for Clemson?:
        Good Morning College Praying Moms! Looking for Moms to join our new Clemson group that prays on Thursday ams, 8-9EST! If you can get on Facebook and like our College Praying Moms page, you could connect with Jennifer.

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