Lift up all staff, students, and faculty who have been displaced by the wildfires in the western states. May they clearly experience Christ’s matchless peace, comfort, and providence in the midst of so many uncertainties.
Pray for our #ActLoveWalkChallenge as it continues through October 9. Pray that Jesus would use it to refresh students, help them build community, and spark their desire to get involved with InterVarsity.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we lift up the staff and students of InterVarsity’s Latino Fellowship, LaFe. Pray for them as they seek to grow in their identity in Christ, pursue faithful discipleship, and reach out to others with God’s real hope and unfailing love.
Week of October 12
Our Board of Trustees is meeting this week. Pray for stamina, wisdom, and sensitivity to the Lord’s leading. Pray that each member and their families may experience God’s favor and blessing, comfort and security in the trials they face.
Across our movement, Fall Conferences are being held virtually through activities like digital pilgrimages. May God grant faculty and students many rich, intimate moments with him. May he provide all the logistical, technological details needed for a smooth conference experience.
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) is celebrating World Student Day on October 16, with the prayer theme of “Far and Near.” Pray for students adapting to learning during a pandemic and that opportunities to share Christ with fellow students and faculty would abound.
Week of October 19
Intercede for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of all our staff, whether they’re in the field reaching out to students and faculty in person and digitally or serving behind the scenes at InterVarsity Press and our National Service Center. May the Holy Spirit refresh and renew them day by day.
We have begun developing a number of church resources, including a series of webinars on topics like building a culture of intercession taking place October 21 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Pray that these webinars would help equip our churches and foster even greater unity among the body of Christ.
We are looking to fill a number of key open positions. Pray that the Lord would provide the right candidates to help us continue pursuing our 2030 Calling.
Week of October 26
Pray for Jason Thomas as he leads Field Ministry. May he and his team have clarity and insight in how our ministry can reach even more students, faculty, and campuses with the good news of Jesus.
In this tumultuous season, we thank God for the platform he has given us to speak out about pursuing kingdom justice. May this be an opportunity for more students and faculty to hear about InterVarsity and ultimately be drawn into a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
Our Focused Ministries have hosted a series of virtual events for affinity groups, like arts students, nursing students, and student athletes as well as ethnic-specific groups. Pray that God would continue to build the connections and relationships established during these events and draw more students to himself.