We thank the Lord for his continued providence in financially unstable times, and we ask him to richly bless donors for their faithful, sacrificial giving. We pray especially for those who are unemployed or suffered other losses during this season.
InterVarsity’s Board of Trustees meets this week. As they gather, pray that technology would run smoothly and that they would have clarity in making wise decisions.
Week of June 8
Thousands of students are attending virtual summer school. Pray that they would have stamina in adapting to this new format. Ask for the Lord’s favor as our campus ministers continue reaching out to students online.
Pray forJason Thomas, the Executive Vice President of Field Ministry, and his family. May they experience God’s favor, protection, and comfort during the pandemic.
Pray university administrators would have wisdom in making decisions about whether to return to campus this fall semester or stay virtual. Pray also that campus ministers would have the flexibility and resiliency to adapt their ministry based on these decisions, so students and faculty would continue to be served well.
InterVarsity’s virtual Orientation for New Staff begins this week. Intercede for everyone coordinating this event and for these new staff, that they may be filled with passion to step into this unique season of ministry.
Ask the Lord to bless InterVarsity campus ministers with rest this summer, an ever-deepening walk with him, and quality time with friends and family.
Week of June 22
Praise God for the many students who committed their lives to him this school year. We pray that they might be sustained and guided even when connecting with other Christ followers can be far more difficult. Pray that they “may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Eph 3:18).
Several virtual InterVarsity training events are happening this week, including training for new Area Directors and Regional Directors. May God equip them for these new roles, and may he use them to reach even more campuses with the good news.
Lift up campus ministers with children. Pray that they would have patience and wisdom in balancing family and work responsibilities. Pray also that they would have rich times of fellowship and community with their loved ones.
Week of June 29
Lift up DeeDee Wilson, the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, and her family. May the Lord bless them and keep them; may the Lord make his face shine upon them and be gracious to them (Num 6:24–25).
InterVarsity has launched a virtual Global Program with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) for the summer. Pray that all technological logistics would go smoothly and that we would establish even stronger ties with our IFES sister movements.
Summer is a critical time for campus ministers to focus on fundraising. Pray that many would give generously to our underfunded staff, so they can concentrate on reaching more corners of campus during the school year.