Monday Motivator – April 10

How do you pray for a college campus you are a student at? Or if you live near a university, how can you pray for God’s Kingdom to come into fruition there? We learn from Jesus that prayer is intimacy with the Father, and that His Kingdom is like a mustard seed which starts out small but grows in its influence.

Use these twenty verses for a campus you are concerned about, as well as inform your family, friends, and ministry partners how to join you in prayer using God’s Word. You can use these verses in your own prayer time, in a small group gathering, in a church meeting, or even on a campus prayer walk:

  1. God would be glorified on campuses! Psalm 67:1-2 
  2. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done. Luke 11:2 
  3. Open doors for the message, and clear preaching. Colossians 4:3-4
  4. Pray for everyone on campus to put their faith, hope, and trust in Jesus, and for those in authority. 1 Timothy 2:1-2
  5. For great conviction of sin and then a need for God. John 16:8
  1. Ask for part & full-time workers, and lots of student leaders. Matthew 9:38
  2. Ask for part & full-time workers, and lots of student leader. Acts 8:26-39
  3. For the evil one’s power to be bound & restricted on campus. 2 Corinthians 4:4
  4. For the power of the Holy Spirit to come upon us as witnesses. Acts 1:8
  5. For signs & wonders to follow the preaching of God’s Word. Mark 16:15-18
  1. For student-led prayer movements to be birthed throughout the world. Isaiah 62:6-7
  2. For unity among the believers of Jesus on campus. John 17:20-21
  3. For the financial & material resources necessary for staff, community building, outreach, and justice/mission ministry. Ecclesiastes 2:26
  4. That the Great Commission of Jesus would be the top priority among Christian students on campus, and as they make personal & career choices. Matthew 28:18-20
  5. That thousands (millions?) of students would become followers and disciplemakers of Jesus. 2 Peter 3:9                 
  1. That believers would reflect the godly character of Jesus on campus. Colossians 1:9-13
  2. That Chi Alpha staff would teach students how to handle the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  3. For college students to be willing to be a disciple and make disciples. 2 Timothy 2:2
  4. For the strengthening of our campus ministry staff. Ephesians 1:15-23
  5. That the kingdoms of the university (i.e., classes, dorms, athletics, fraternity & sorority, international students, grad students, faculty, etc.) would become the kingdom of our Lord Jesus! Revelation 11:15       

Scripture gives us plenty of examples of how the followers of God believed His Word, and sought to pray it and practice it in their daily loves. We are called to be co-laborers with Christ in the greatest rescue operation of all time. Allow Scripture to shape your prayers and service. Use the Scriptures listed to deepen your understanding of how God wants to work on your campus.

Serve globally. Let’s pray and work to see His name become more famous in the academy.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

©2017 by Mike Olejarz

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