40 Days of Prayer
Starting September 5th, Pray 40 is asking Christians to pray for our college campuses for 40 days.
The "40" is a specific period of time to come together and pray as well as a reference to Isaiah 40, where God exhorts his people 'to prepare the way of the Lord' and move to hope from despair, understanding from futility, and strength from weariness. This is our prayer for college students...that they would come to trust in the One true God and be strengthened to run the race before them".
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We have a two-fold purpose: to call the Church to pray for college students and to help college students learn to pray. The 40 days is not a conclusive time period when we simply say our prayers and wish our students the best, but it is a specific period of time in which we can expressly pray for a group of people who so desperately need our prayers. The “40” also comes from Isaiah 40 to “prepare the way of the Lord”. This is a chapter of Scripture where we see God calling his people to hope from despair, to understanding from futility, and to strength from weariness. This is our prayer for the generation of college students who populate campuses around the world…that they would come to trust in the One, true God and be strengthened to run the race that is before them.
Whether you are a student, a campus minister, pastor, grandparent, or church leader - please join us and the 40 national leaders in campus ministry from 40 different organizations as we seek God's face for our campuses. How you participate is up to you - visit the Pray40 website for suggestions on how to incorporate Pray 40 into your daily quiet times or ministry programs.