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Dear God, we lift up our higher education system to You. Restore Your truth in our education system.
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Are our secular universities, especially those leaning most radically left, soon to collapse – or at least, soon to lose their current positions of power and influence?

A good case can be made that the answer could well be yes.

Who is praying on the wall?


First, there has been a serious dip in enrollment in our colleges and universities across the nation. As noted in a March 9, 2023 headline on the Fortune website, “The labor shortage is pushing American colleges into crisis, with the plunge in enrollment the worst ever recorded.”


“What first looked like a pandemic blip has turned into a crisis. Nationwide, undergraduate college enrollment dropped 8% from 2019 to 2022, with declines even after returning to in-person classes, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse. The slide in the college-going rate since 2018 is the steepest on record, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Economists say the impact could be dire.”

Already in May 2022, US News reported that,

“College Enrollment Declines Are Here to Stay. The enrollment data comes as a growing number of students consider alternatives to higher education – both as a result of tuition costs and data highlighting earnings potential without a degree.”

Is a college degree really that important for life and success, especially in light of today’s sky-high tuitions?

Second, declining birth rates are contributing to the lower enrollments. As the Hechinger Report explained,

“focusing only on the effects of Covid on enrollment obscures that a demographic downturn has already been squeezing colleges and universities for a decade during which the number of students has declined by an unprecedented 2.6 million, or 13 percent.

“Because of a falloff in the number of births during the last recession, another drop of from 11 to 15 percent is projected beginning in the mid-2020s in the number of prospective college students graduating from high schools.”

But it is here that a separation could be coming, as Christian conservatives have more children than do liberals and the non-religious.

As a July 2021 headline in the Western Journal announced, “Birth Rates Are the Right’s Secret Weapon as Liberal Values Backfire.”

The article by Miska Salemann stated that,

“Data from the General Social Survey indicates that in the 1970s ‘there was little or no difference in fertility rates between liberal and conservative women,’ according to the Institute for Family Studies.”

Over time, though, that statistic has changed dramatically, and Salemann reports,

“As of 2018, the gap had widened markedly, with conservative women between the ages of 30-44 averaging near 2.5 children and liberal women just over 1.5.” She continues, “To approach the data another way, the survey also shows that a random sample of 100 conservative adults will raise 208 children. One hundred liberal adults will raise only 147 kids, according to Fatherly.”

And what does this mean in practical terms? “That gap means that conservatives could hold a political edge, as the size of liberal families continues to dwindle. The evidence that supports this idea is overwhelming,” and it is only logical to assume that it will affect college enrollments too.

It is true, of course, that not all of these children of Christian conservatives will go to Christian schools, and it is also true that there has been a problem of retention. (In other words, a sizable minority of these young people will leave the faith.)

But the more extreme the secular universities become, the more likely it is that they will lose more and more Christian conservatives.

Take Harvard University as a case in point. Its prestige and influence are hard to exaggerate. Yet in a recent report, Harvard was rated as the worst school in the nation when it came to free speech.

The worst!

But that’s only the beginning of the story. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), Harvard scored a zero out of 100 possible points, with the next worst school scoring at 11 out of 100. In fact, according to FIRE, Harvard’s score of “0.00 is generous” because its “actual score is -10.69.” So, on a scale of 1 to 100, Harvard scored a minus 10.69.

Will Harvard, along with other hyper-woke schools, continue to draw students into such an oppressive atmosphere? Perhaps at a certain point the risk will outweigh the reward.

And how long will Christian parents continue to send their kids to these elite schools where their faith will come under constant attack?

Third, the more these schools embrace radical Marxism, the less students will receive a practical education and the less equipped they will be for the real world. (If you have any doubt about the Marxist ideological takeover of many of our schools, see Christopher Rufo’s America’s Cultural Revolution: How the Radical Left Conquered Everything.)

The Fortune article referenced,

“hundreds of thousands of young people who came of age during the pandemic but didn’t go to college. Many have turned to hourly jobs or careers that don’t require a degree, while others have been deterred by high tuition and the prospect of student debt.”

Add to this the simple fact that Marxism doesn’t work and you have a further recipe for disaster.

Contrast this with a February 7, 2023 article in the Daily Caller that stated,

“Christian colleges and universities are seeing an increase in enrollment despite the national enrollment rate of college students being on a decline, higher education experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“The national undergraduate enrollment rate dropped 1.1% during the fall 2022 semester while the rate declined a total of 4.2% since 2020, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Many faith-based institutions, however, saw an increase in enrollment which higher education experts claim is because of these institutions’ commitment to their roots.”

Could a major shift be underway?

Do you sense a shift in higher education?

(Used with permission. Br Dr. Michael L. Brown from Ask Dr Brown. Photo Credit: Stanley Morales/Pexels)

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Karen Secrest
September 17, 2023

I found this message informative. I live in an apartment. The last 6 months were unpleasant for maintenance request. I was told no one wants to work. They have lacked sufficient staff for at least a year. My experience has been that people don’t know how to do the work. So what happened to trade schools. It was accepted that not all wanted to go to college or had no way to finance it so then your option was the military
Only now the military doesn’t want you because your we obese!
In our ‘hood there seems to be a particular bias for political affiliation for Masters level and up..
My prayer time also revealed that student loan difficulties will show dishonest activity with these in schools financial departments.

We have seen so many changes. We continue to pray for young people today that are working so hard to succeed at what they feel called to as professions.

May this nation truly recognize the Father’s admonition…If My people who are called by My name will return..

Priscilla Meyenburg
September 17, 2023

God we need to recapture a generation that has been lost. Father God what magic of sin with a generation that has been fed lies and promises from the far extreme leftist agenda. Many have made wrong decisions, about there is not a God, they have forgotten the prayers they once said because of satans demonic spirit of Marxist influences that has prevailed from the Democratic professors in colleges. It is time to plant our feet and get ready for a revival, it is not time to dance around the control of our children. It is time to preach the gospel of Gods saving Grace, His Love and the true meaning of salvation! Matthew 24-15 speaks of getting ready and more nations are reaching out for the gospel of Christ Jesus. “ So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place—let the reader take notice and ponder and consider and heed [this]—” My prayers go forth to remove the thief seeking to steal, kill destroy your salvation! Satan has used people to help him make his mission life’s evil mission to destroy you (us). God we lean on you and your words to accomplish tis fight of reversal’s against Satan to save this generation, be alert and use Gods word to penetrate the hearts of this list generation. Hebrews 6-1-3” 6 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And God permitting, we will do so. Our shout from our mouths is we need Jesus. Get ready for the walls to start crumbling. Praise God we have a savior that cares about lost generations. 🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️He is a good father; He cares about Life.

September 16, 2023

The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. (Proverbs 13:22b) Heavenly Father, we pray that You will decrease the wealth of schools that specialize in separating young people from the faith and values of their families, and provide bountifully for schools that educate students well, and encourage faith and virtue.

September 16, 2023

I pray, Lord God, that these universities that are not teaching in a true and honest fashion that the funds for those schools would dry up and the money redirected to where the truth is taught. That there would be people who would step out and start teaching again if need be in smaller classrooms and even in homes or rental spaces if need be so that children and young people, and those returning to school as an adult to further education, could get a true and good beneficial learning experience and knowledge. The enemy has had his hand in the school and college system for such a long time. Please move for the youth so that they can learn free from the enemy’s shackles. That they would have a desire for the TRUTH, no matter how ugly or uncomfortable it is, and won’t stop until they get it. That these kids would no longer be treated as a social experiment, political pawns or broken in to class systems for the state to use as they see fit. Bless these children and young people with the truth and give them the help and teaching they need be it a secular or private school or university. That they would know the truth and the truth will set them FREE. Thank you so much Lord Jesus. We praise You Lord God! Thank you very much! In Jesus name, Amen.

September 16, 2023

Praise God! These woke universities need a wake up call (pun intended). The wicked are starting to fall into the pit they dug for others. (Proverbs 26:27)

Praying the administration, including the teachers/professors of these Marxist indoctrination institutions repent and come to Jesus. If they don’t, these places NEED TO TANK!


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