NOTE: I'd written this a couple of weeks ago, right before the 40 days started, but it didn't get posted. It's a bit dated, but I logged into write a new post today and saw that this was unpublished, enjoy.
Starting August 17th my friends Creighton Alexander and Ashlee Alley and the team at College Union are calling all of us in the United Methodist church to 40 days of prayer for our college-aged ministries. I would challenge every Christian to be in prayer for students and college ministries as a new school year begins. Each day of the 40 days has a different author who will be writing a prayer for us to share. The focus of these prayers will be:
Evangelism—sharing the Gospel of Jesus on our nations campuses
Discipleship—nurturing the spiritual lives of university students
Provision—building financial resources, personnel, local church involvement
Campus Pastors—supporting family, leadership, vision, personal integrity
Students—raising up the next generation of Christian leaders
I encourage you to join in, visit College Union, and pray along with us for students and ministry leaders all over the world. College ministry is incredibly important and I can't think of a better way to prepare for the year and start a new school year than with prayer.