Christ on Campus
24-hour Day of Prayer
Praying for an extended period of time can seem intimidating if we are not in practice of doing so (or have never done before). This prayer guide is here to be helpful as you spend time praying today. Feel free to use all of it, part of it or none of it.
1. Personal Preparation - Before praying for things outside of ourselves, spend some time in a humble posture before God. A few ways to do that:
a. Thanksgiving - giving thanks to God for who He is, what He has done and what He will do
“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.” - Psalm 86:12 (ESV)
b. Confession - admitting the things that separate us from God
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” - 1 John 1:9
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” - Psalm 139:23-24
c. Lament - Praying for help out of places of hurt, pain, and/or suffering.
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises. In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.” - Psalm 22:1-5
“Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” - Psalm 6:1-4
d. Praise - Give praise to God for who He is.
“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” - Psalm 33
2. Christ on Campus - spend some time praying over those involved with Christ on Campus, the Body we worship and pray with and are on mission with. Some things to pray about:
“so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” - Romans 12:5
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” - James 5:16
a. Praise and recognition for things God has done and is doing within our Body and through our Body
b. Dreams of what God can and wants to do within Christ on Campus and through Christ on Campus
i. Specifically ask God what things He might have for us to join Him in
c. Ask for wisdom and direction for the things we already are doing and for the things that we dream about with God
i. personal relationships
ii. corporate events - worship, Cord bible studies
iii. retreats and mission trips
iv. Ways to serve campus and the community around us
d. Pray over anyone from our Christ on Campus Body that comes to mind
3. Waffle square/neighbors - God has placed people in your life for you to love, serve, bless and share with. Some ways you can pray for them”
a. Who are the people around you that God wants you to love and serve? Who are the people you work, eat and play with? Who are people God has given you influence in their lives? Who is your neighbor?
i. Ask God to reveal who those people are
b. Ask God to show you how to BLESS, love and serve the people in your square of the waffle/your neighbors
c. Pray for your square of the waffle and your neighborhood in general
i. Ask God to renew and refresh the people within it
ii. Ask God to give you deeper and/or new relationships within it
iii. Ask God to give you wisdom in relationships and interactions
d. Ask God to give you opportunities to live life with people within your square of the waffle/your neighborhood in ways that draw people to Him
4. University of Arkansas - In a similar way that we pray for our Body, for our squares of the waffle and our neighborhoods, we want to pray for the University setting we are on daily.
a. Pray that God’s name would be made famous on our campus
b. Pray for our interactions as a Body with the University of Arkansas - How can Christ on Campus as a group love and serve the university campus?
c. Pray for all the Christians on campus and their boldness to love, serve and share with the love of Christ to their friends, classmates, professors, etc.
d. Ask God that His dreams for this campus and all the people in it would come to fruition; that His will would be done on the campus of the University of Arkansas
5. Dream - Ask God to help reveal things He has for you that are bigger than the things you already know.
a. Ask how your passions and abilities, the ways that God has created and gifted you, line up with what God is doing and want to do?
b. Ask God to reveal to you how you fit into the Christ on Campus Body and how the way He created you can help his dreams for Christ on Campus to be realized.
c. Ask God to remove any obstacles and fears that keep you from following him and the dreams He has given you for His Kingdom.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.” - Ephesians 2:10
a. End your time again recognizing who God is and what He has done
b. Ask God to help you to believe that He will do the things He says He will do
“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” - Isaiah 40:25-26
“The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea—the Lord on high is mighty. Your statutes, Lord, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.” - Psalm 93