By Abi Christian

Prayers From Around the World

Friday, October 21, was World Student Day, an annual event where thousands of students in the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students celebrated the work of God in their lives and prayed for one another and their campuses. (Click here to learn more.)

A quick glance at the #ifeswsd stream on twitter showed prayer requests from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Ecuador,

 Brazil, the United Kingdom, and more. Here a few highlights from the day:

  • ABU_SP: Orem e agradeçam pelos núcleos de ABU que tem surgido em mais univs na Capital Paulista! (Pray and give thanks for the ABU small groups that have risen in more universities in the state capital (of San Paulo))
  • StuFeeRa: “not just a #Bible study group, rather a #movement that changed the #spiritual map of #Ethiopia forever!
  • mattoliver83: engaging in #ifeswsd taking the opportunity to pray for friends and colleagues around the globe who seek to share Jesus with students at uccf (The Christian Unions in the U.K.)
  • dorhui: Last night #AAIV at #UWMadison took part in #ifeswsd and prayed for the IFES movement in Thailand!
  • ifesnederland: Vandaag is het World Student Day!Samen met studenten wereldwijd bidden en danken voor het (christelijk) studentenwerk. #ifeswsd (Today is World Student Day! Together with students around the world pray and give thanks for (Christian) student work.)
  • josueolmedo Pray for CECE (IFES Ecuador): Director visits today the city of Loja to look for starting a new group there #ifeswsd
  • tscf_nz (New Zealand): Pray for boldness and courage for believing students, as they share the gospel in word and deed with their friends. #ifeswsd
  • ichtusvl (Belgium): pray for our starting conference the first weekend of November, that students might be inspired and encouraged. #ifeswsd
  • CongoRT: piedras vivientes para construir un nuevo congo (living stones to build a new Congo)
  • AFES: This morning the office team prayed for the student movements from France, England, Italy, Slovenia, Iran, Zimbabwe…and especially for the South Pacific movements from Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
  • kaitlyn_ng: sat in the sunshine today for an hour, praying for students movements all over the world #arealprivilege #ifeswsd
  • mattdelves: Please pray for the students at swinburnecu that they will know more of Jesus and find their identity in Jesus. #ifeswsd
  • VBH_Slovakia: Pray for VBH Slovakia’s student conference today, that students would be inspired to love Jesus and share him with friends.
  • ardorpes: Please pray for the Australia Fellowship of Evangelical Students National Training Event that this generation of students will live & die for Jesus.
  • Mothy_: Praise God for a growing staff team in New Zealand, pray for more to come and join us. #ifeswsd


Though the day is over, continue to pray for IFES movements around the world. Check out their website to learn how you can pray for each country specifically.

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