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God has been burdening
you! You know prayer is the answer. God has the power to bring the change you so
desperately want to see at your local school. You want to know how to rally others to
pray, with fervency, for this change.
God is so good. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone
to come to repentance, 2 Peter 3:9 Gods judgment will one day be great. For
now, God is holding back His return so more people have a chance to respond to His love
and grace. He promised Israel, if my people who are called by my name, will humble
themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear
from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land, 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Since the Lord never changes, we can know He will respond to our repentance and hear our
I imagine you have a few questions on how to get a prayer group going. Lots of students
dont understand their rights on campus. You may be wondering how you can gather
other students to pray and how to carry out a prayer time together that is not boring.
Here are some thoughts on what you can find in the Go Campus website.
A young man named Josh Weidmann started a ministry for teens called Revival Generation.
Josh attended Columbine High School last year so he knows, firsthand, the importance of
prayer. Engage in Prayer you will find a Revival Generation - How to Start a Prayer Ministry on
Your Campus and other guidelines for prayer. Chapter 4 of this article gives you
The Students Bill of Rights to enlighten you to facts like this: You
have the right to carry or study your Bible on campus. So, get the facts on what you can do on your high school or
middle school campus. Be knowledgeable in case administrators or teachers have questions
or hesitations, but remember to show them the love of Christ and respect in the process of
setting up your prayer group. In this Revival Generation segment you will also find
inspiration in chapter 3, called Why pray for my school? Chapter 5 will give
you specific How tos for getting a club started at school.
How do you prevent boredom and build enthusiasm for prayer? One way is to have an outline
for your meeting with some good ideas of what to pray for during the time you have blocked
out. A suggested outline can be found in Engage 1.9 - How to Start Campus Prayer Groups. You may also want to try the Prayer Triplet
strategy found in Engage 1.7- Mobilizing Students to Pray. This article also has many creative ideas
for how to pray. Other great ideas are How to Pray, Lighthouse Prayer Card, How to Pray for Others and Ingredients for a Prayer Ministry.
The Engage in Prayer has many other ideas for
how to pray. So check out Engage 1.12 - The
Battlezones of America's Culture for some powerful warfare prayers by following the
guideline called Battlezones. Engage 1.4 - Prayer:
Hotline to Heaven provides a Bible study the group can use to remind them of the
importance of prayer. If your group wants to meet daily or you want a guideline for
praying everyday of the week, see Engage 1.2 - How
to Pray . Revival Generation has some great
suggestions, too, so check out Chapter 5, page 13.
Another popular question students ask when starting a prayer group is, How do I
invite others to be a part of this group? Well, the Prayer Triplet idea can help because each
student you know will need to find two more people to pray with- that is automatic
multiplication of your group. Revival Generation
offers some publicity ideas, pages 16-17.
There are other great articles in the Go Campus Web site under Engage in Prayer, so continue on and learn all
that is available to you. We hope this outline has helped you navigate around the Engage
site. One last exhortation comes from Josh Weidmann of Revival Generation: Your
prayer club will only be as dynamic as your own personal prayer life. Dont
wait for the prayer club to get started before you are seeking the Lord through prayer.
God will develop your club as he develops your heart to seek Him. Engage 1.10 - How to Develop a Personal Prayer Life and
1.11 - How to Develop a Compassionate Heart
will give you some guidelines on how to develop a Compassionate Heart as you seek to pray
for others. We are looking forward to all you will learn and all the Lord will do as you
gather other students to pray with you for your campus. God bless you!!