At the end of July, we hosted With You on Campus, an online event to help all ministry leaders spiritually prepare for the return to campus this fall. Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to equip us for this next year’s ministry.
Lift up Paula Fuller, Executive Vice President of People and Culture, and her whole team. May the Lord make his face shine upon them and give them peace (Num 6:24–26).
Ask God to raise up more students, staff, volunteers, alumni, and churches with a passion to plant ministry on unreached campuses. And ask him to provide the relationships, stamina, networks, and resources to make this dream a reality.
Week of August 9
Pray for staff, like Micah in Arizona, who are working to connect students to the local church, helping them to see that discipleship and participation in the body of Christ are lifelong pursuits.
Intercede for our publishing arm, InterVarsity Press, that they would be daily refreshed by God’s indwelling presence and that even more readers would be drawn closer to Jesus through their resources.
Ask God to richly bless and refresh our staff this summer. May he fill them with a spirit of excitement, hope, and prayerful expectation, trusting that he will continue to work through them, no matter the disruptions they face this next semester.
Week of August 16
As international students begin coming to the US for the fall semester, we pray that they would find lifelong friendships and be introduced to the real hope of Jesus Christ. We lift up our International Student Ministry and ask for favor and more opportunities to connect with these students.
Pray for the students, staff, and volunteers involved with our New Student Outreach events taking place now through the first few weeks of the semester. May the Lord use this to draw many students into life-giving, Bible-based community.
Many students are just finding out now whether they can study abroad this fall semester. Lift up our Study Abroad ministry to be able to bless and equip these students to intentionally pursue Christ during these semesters abroad.
Week of August 23
A number of staff have been prayer walking new campuses, asking the Holy Spirit to prepare the way for new ministries to flourish. Join us in lifting up these unreached campuses.
Pray for faculty and administration as they begin returning to campus. May they be gracious with themselves and others throughout this transition.
Lift up all our staff who are focusing on fundraising, especially our new staff who are working to reach full funding in order to begin serving on campus.
Week of August 30
Pray for Greg Jao as he assumes his new role as Executive Vice President of Communications and Mobilization. May God richly bless him and his family with strength, stamina, and refreshment.
This year, the majority of freshmen and sophomores will be coming to campus for the very first time. Pray that the Lord would guide them through this transition and that they would seek a deepening walk with him—whether for the first time or as a recommitment to faith.
Intercede for recent alumni as some continue the job search while others pursue additional education or settle into new careers. May their experiences in InterVarsity help them establish healthy spiritual rhythms in this new season of life.