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Lord God Almighty, raise up Your Church today to pray for American colleges and college students in accordance with Your will.

Today is the Collegiate Day of Prayer 2020. Intercessors for America is a strong supporter of this national effort to galvanize the Church in praying for colleges throughout America.  The vision is for united prayer, which is explained on their website:

As the students go, so goes our nation! If we win the spiritual battles across our nation but neglect our college campuses, all our progress will be undone in a generation. Therefore, students today need our support and earnest prayers. However, college students don’t just need more prayer, they need our UNITED prayer. Without a greater degree of genuine, unified prayer, our hopes and dreams for this generation may never be realized. According to Matthew 18:18-20, the greater the number united in faith and prayer, the easier the battle for this generation can be won. Just as a team of horses can move a heavy load faster and easier together, so our greatest barriers can be better overcome through united prayer.

In addition to setting aside this day to pray for colleges and college students, you can adopt a campus on their website. As of this writing, 1398 campuses have not been adopted for prayer this year.

We love their three phase approach to praying for a student awakening:

1) Pray for an Open Heaven — A Posture of Worship & Adoration

  • Pray for the fullness of the power and presence of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for an accurate view of the glory and majesty of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for a renewed passion and an intimate affection for Jesus Christ.

2) Pray for an Open Heart — A Posture of Humility & Submission

  • Pray for a response of faith, humility and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for a turning away from anything that would hinder a strong relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for a revelation of the unfailing love, comfort and adoption of the Father through faith in Jesus Christ.

3) Pray for an Open Hand — A Posture of Joyful & Sacrificial Giving

  • Pray for students to joyfully share the hope of Christ’s love through generous acts of compassion and evangelism.
  • Pray for students to defend the defenseless and care for the orphans and the widows.
  • Pray for students to finish the remaining task of evangelizing every tongue, tribe and nation in this generation for the glory and pleasure of Jesus Christ.

As the mother of 3 college students, I am profoundly aware of the need for concerted prayer for our students and their colleges. We cannot write off this generation nor the colleges they attend. For those of you who are discouraged by what you see of the youth, I want to share that my kids and their friends are walking counter-culturally, seeking Jesus, and speaking up for conservative and Christian values in both Christian and secular environments. Christian colleges need our prayers as much as secular schools, and Christian students as much as non-Christian. Let’s join together today in praying the prayer points above and see what our Father will do in answer to our united prayers.

Will you join in united prayer today? Share this post and leave a comment, or Amen! someone else’s prayer.

(Judy McDonough is the IFA Communications Director. Find out more about Collegiate Day of Prayer at collegiatedayofprayer.org.

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Rosalyn McKeithan
February 29, 2020

Amen!

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Karen
February 27, 2020

Lord forgive our sins as a nation and heal our land. Lord God bring us back to the foundational truths this nation was founded upon in Jesus name we pray. Thank you ABBA Father for hearing and answering our prayers! Amen and Amen! To God be the glory always!❤️🙌🏻❤️🙌🏻❤️🙌🏻

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Alma
February 27, 2020

Father,
Thank you for all these heartfelt prayers. We join together in singular intent to declare and decree freedom from deception, unveiling of hearts, ears, and eyes so that Your Truth pierces the hearts of all our youth. Both college students attending now and those who have graduated who were taught lies let Your light illuminate their hearts. Help them to apply their learnings for good in Your service, and help them all to pay off all their student loans. In Jesus’ name.
Amen!

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Danielle Hidalgo
February 27, 2020

I will be praying for every college in New Mexico today although I wasn’t able to mark them all.
Danielle

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    Wayne Morton
    February 27, 2020

    Father, we praise you for your goodness, grace, and mercy shown to our colleges and universities all across America…many of whom have drifted very far from their founding purposes to glorify you and to prepare students for the work of the ministry. Specifically, I pray for my own alma mater of Columbia University in NYC…like all of the Ivy League schools which were founded to teach and inspire Christian ministers. These schools are now filled with athestic professors and confused students being directed by ungodly presidents, deans, and faculty leaders. We pray conviction would fall on these and re-direct their maligned efforts to educate our future leaders. Amen!

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Sherry
February 27, 2020

PRAYING FOR AN OUTPOURING OF THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SWEEP OVER OUR NATION’S COLLEGES! MAY THE MINDS OF OUR PRECIOUS STUDENTS AND THEIR PROFESSORS TOO BE OPENED TO RECEIVE THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST❤️ ARISE,LORD, THAT THEIR ENEMIES OF DECEPTION WOULD FLEE AND BE SCATTERED! PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE STANDING UP FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS ON THE CAMPUSES! PRAYING FOR A HUNGER AND THIRST FOR GOD ACROSS OUR LAND TO MANIFEST IN OUR CAMPUSES! JESUS CHRIST BE LIFTED UP AND DRAW OTHERS TO HIM! WE NEED YOU LORD❤️❤️❤️

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Joni Rafnson
February 27, 2020

Father,
We come to you today crying out for the next generation in this nation. We are asking the Holy Spirit and true repentance for the teachers and students attending these colleges. We repent for not standing against the false doctrine that has gone out from these institutions and that we have made the pursuit of knowledge more important than the pursuit of God. We are asking the Fear of the Lord to fall now in the colleges and High Schools across this nation.That you will give those who know You courage and strength to stand bold in their faith and not be afraid or swayed or silenced. Also dispatch warring Angel’s to their aid to bind up fear, confusion, hate and discourse as they speak. We loose by the power of the Spirit of the living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob courage, truth, and peace. That their words would penetrate stony hearts. The fruit of the Spirit to be in every classroom and discussion that takes place on these campuses. Thank you Yeshua for your love and life you gave for us and You shed too much blood on the cross for a generation to be lost. You are the resurrection and the life. In Yeshuas name Amen

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Ellyn
February 27, 2020

Lord, we pray for our children and grandchildren, that you would give them godly professors who know Truth and promote a biblical world view. We pray for the many youth who have left their Christian churches and youth groups well informed about Jesus Christ who are being tested by the culture, that they will find other youth who honor Christ and be bold. We pray for these colleges, that there will be a desire to present Truth and present an environment where students are taught to think and not what to think. May there be an attitude that honors God. Amen

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