My head and my heart struggle with the incongruity of a Christian faith that aligns with an imperialist power to put down evil aggression. I’m still working on reconciling this question. And yes, God is still working in me to know his power that is made perfect in weakness.
This is the final post of our Prayer Guide for Universities. There’s much more to pray about, but we offer these to fuel your prayers for what the first General Secretary of the United Nations called the “most powerful institution on earth.” Surely, if we are to complete the Great Commission, we must focus on the universities.
We focus ministry in a university setting and we pray for universities because God intends to saturate the earth with the glory of his kingdom. He has not finished, and He has not given us any different instructions.
The global pandemic brought on unusual government restrictions. Then like clockwork, many church leaders claimed we are in the “End Times.” Is Jesus’ return about to happen? Yes, though not likely as soon as some think
Most church-goers will occasionally see a missionary when they return for a home visit. And many churches remind us to “pray for the missionaries.” When churches do not present the Great Commission accurately, church members are confused about missions.
Follow me on a virtual prayer walk around a dark university campus. During this time of prayer for universities, let’s pray for God to turn on some bright lights of revelation so we can then take an actual prayer walk on a university campus in our area.
At the Student Centre of the University of the Nations, we are praying for students, for the heavy load they carry even through the pandemic, for their mental health, for those who are losing hope and turning to drugs and suicide. During the month of May, I prayed for a different university campus every day.
It’s time again for students of all ages to return to school. University students have had at least one full school year disrupted by the Covid pandemic. And it’s not over. The Delta variant has caused another surge and many schools are trying to find a way to teach students without contributing to an unnecessary spread of the virus with additional strain on hospitals, and possible loss of lives.