For Immediate Release
(Madison, WI) – InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is mobilizing staff, faculty and students, and ministry partners to participate in the annual Collegiate Day of Prayer this Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Collegiate Day of Prayer is a united effort by a broad coalition of ministries to mobilize prayer for God’s work on almost 5,000 US college and university campuses. This united effort to encourage prayer complements the EveryCampus initiative that InterVarsity is pursuing, in partnership with Cru and other organizations. Furthermore, it highlights a critical part of InterVarsity’s campus ministry.
“Many of our campus chapters have had the tradition of a daily prayer meeting, and campus ministry prayer requests are communicated with thousands of ministry partners on a monthly basis,” said InterVarsity President Tom Lin. “Since the beginning of InterVarsity’s campus ministry, more than 75 years ago, united prayer has been fundamental, not supplemental, to our work on campus.”
Tracing its roots to 1823, the Collegiate Day of Prayer was designated as a day to appeal to God to pour out his Spirit on colleges and seminaries, on the last Thursday of every February. Revivals were reported on many campuses in succeeding years, and as the Collegiate Day of Prayer website reports, these repeated student awakenings radically transformed the culture and moral climate of many of our largest universities.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an interdenominational ministry to students and faculty on US college and university campuses, as well as the publisher of award-winning books on the Christian faith through InterVarsity Press. InterVarsity is a founding member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, advancing Christian student work in more than 160 countries. InterVarsity is also a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
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