Week of December 2
This can be a difficult time of year for students who are preparing for exams and facing project deadlines before the winter break, Christmas, and other holidays. Anxiety and depression are heightened for many students as well. Ask God to help InterVarsity staff and students to befriend those in need. Pray too that all students would come near and place their trust in the Lord.
InterVarsity’s Focused Ministries directors help us bring the gospel to high-identity sub-cultures on campus. These include African American, arts, fraternity and sorority, Native, nursing, and international students. As the Focused Ministries team meets in Raleigh, NC, this week, pray that these directors will sharpen each other’s individual and collective strategies toward reaching every corner of campus.
Nurturing the true spirit of Christmas in the midst of commercial and material distractions is not easy. We are grateful that InterVarsity Press has some suggestions. Pray that God will continue to inspire the ministry of InterVarsity Press and that seekers and thoughtful Christians alike will discover IVP resources.