Prayer should be the foundation of everything we do…in our lives and in our ministries. Without it I’m concerned that the efforts we put forth in our Student Ministries are done in vain. We should be so utterly dependent on God that we seek Him out in everything we do: the types of programs we implement, the content we deliver, the balance of fun and depth in our ministries, and intercession for our students and their campuses.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
That is why I am so grateful that the leader of our local 1st Priority has assisted several students in organizing an evening of prayer at our High School. How cool is it that several students realized the need to bathe their campus and the upcoming school year in prayer? I also admire how open handed their are being with this event, inviting anyone and everyone regardless of denomination or ministry organization affiliation. They even got permission to send an email out to the school administration inviting anyone on staff to join in as well.
One of the things I’m most excited about the evening is the “Jericho Walk” they are organizing after the official prayer meeting is over. That’s right, they are going to walk around the campus 7 times and continue praying. I love the creativity of these students and how seriously they are taking prayer! I’m inspired and convicted.
Students are leading. People are praying. It’s absolutely beautiful!
While it’s not directly related to the annual See You At the Pole rally that will be held on most Middle School and High School campuses across the nation, this is a great time to check out their website and begin preparing for Wednesday, September 26, 2012!
How are you including students in leading the prayer effort for your ministry and your campuses?