Week of January 4

  • Join us in praying for the Ambition 21 conference taking place January 8–10. Ask God to raise up many new chapter planters among the students, alumni, faculty, and volunteers attending. And may we see thousands more come to Christ thanks to their courageous testimony and willingness to start something new.
  • Lift up Paula Fuller, Executive Vice President of People and Culture, and her team as they continue pursuing unity just as Jesus prayed: “That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you” (Jn 17:21).
  • Intercede as we continue expanding our partnership with churches. May the Lord establish rich collaborations, and together may we see even more abundant growth than we could ever accomplish separately.

Week of January 11

  • Pray for campus ministers who are under resourced. Ask that God would provide abundantly, so they can focus on the ministry on campus, whether in person or virtual.
  • We are hard at work planning our National Black Campus Ministries Student Conference for February 5–6. Pray that students would say yes to attending, that they would find rich fellowship, and that they would experience the Lord’s exceeding hope and comfort.
  • Our campus ministers are preparing to begin this semester’s New Student Outreach online. We witnessed God work in amazing ways last semester, and we ask that he would continue connecting us with even more students and faculty.

Week of January 18

  • With a new semester getting underway, lift up students, faculty, and university staff. Ask God to sustain and strengthen them in what looks to be another semester of online learning and potential isolation. Pray that they would find InterVarsity chapters, so they could experience real hope and true community.
  • As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we pray that we would raise up a generation of students longing for God’s kingdom to come on earth, for shalom to be restored, and for all peoples and cultures to be reconciled with both God and one another.
  • Pray as we help to equip graduate students and faculty to follow Jesus and be a redeeming influence among the people, ideas, and structures of the university. Especially in this season of isolation, may they see that they aren’t alone and are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.

Week of January 25

  • We have been hard at work on the Ministry Playbook, a completely free online resource designed to fully equip volunteers to plant and sustain new chapters on unreached campuses. Pray for stamina for the Playbook Team and that this resource would bless, equip, and inspire many volunteers.
  • Pray for the students, faculty, and InterVarsity staff, who are struggling with mental health especially during the pandemic and winter months. Pray that they would gain a fresh glimpse of Jesus’ abundant love and compassion.
  • A year ago, we gathered for our National Staff Conference and received four themes from the Lord: unity, transition, surrender, and trust. Pray that we would continue pressing into these themes and following the Spirit’s leading.