Collegiate Day of Prayer Unites Prayer for Revival on Campus

For Immediate Release

(Madison, WI)— InterVarsity Christian Fellowship partners with 30 other ministries to promote the annual Collegiate Day of Prayer (CDOP), Thursday, February 27, 2020, uniting prayer for students and faculty on 4,944 college and university campuses across the country.

We are inviting people to adopt a specific campus to pray for and to ask God for national revival and awakening.  

Last year, in 2019, all 4,944 college campuses were adopted and prayed for on CDOP. As the year continued, many of those campuses were also prayer walked, as part of the EveryCampus initiative involving InterVarsity and more than 50 other ministries, uniting behind the vision of seeing witnessing communities of believers established on every US campus.

InterVarsity’s participation in CDOP and EveryCampus is part of our 2030 Calling, a longing for revival that encourages us to catalyze movements that call every corner of every campus to follow Jesus. We know that the goals that we have set are impossible without the work of the Holy Spirit in partnerships like CDOP and EveryCampus.

“A growing list of leaders, inside the church and outside, see our country in desperate need of revival,” said InterVarsity president Tom Lin. “We should take every opportunity we can to unite our prayers, seeking God for this much-needed out-pouring of his Holy Spirit.”

A live CDOP simulcast will be hosted at Yale University at 8:00 p.m. EST, on February 27, as the day winds down. The simulcast provides another opportunity to come together before God to pray for God’s renewing work on campus, today as in years past. In the early nineteenth century, Concerts of Prayer for Colleges were regularly featured on many campuses, including Yale.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has 1,119 student and faculty chapters on 772 campuses across the US, from the Ivy League to community colleges. InterVarsity is a founding member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students and a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

For more information:
Gordon Govier