Current Prayer Points: 27 Mayâ€“9 June 2018
‘Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.’
1 Corinthians 15:58
As we head towards the end of the academic year, the CUs have a chance to reflect on how God has blessed their evangelism on campus, and look forward to how He might use the new committees in the summer term and coming year. Let’s pray with them in thanks for mission weeks and ask Him to continue using their witness for His glory.
*Each of these prayer points were provided by CU students.
SUN 27 A new committee have taken over Solent CU this term. Give thanks for how God has already provided for them, enabling them to host an exciting Easter service, which they planned with limited time and resources. Ask Him to give guidance, understanding and unity as they plan new outreach events for the summer term.
MON 28 CICCU (Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union) hosted a mission week entitled Real, where they saw much fruit. Praise God for the people that attended, engaged in conversations and for those who found new life! Pray that the new committee would grow in unity, and that they’d be good witnesses not just to their non-Christian friends but to the CU members they lead.
TUE 29 Praise God for the faithful witness of Keele CU. This year, the freshers committed to the CU straight away, and have been a great encouragement to the rest of the CU. Ask God to bless their Uncover John sessions; students are studying John’s Gospel together, following on from the CU’s Easter outreach events. Pray that those who attend would find repentance and faith.
WED 30 Thank the Lord for Huddersfield CU’s heart for evangelism. This year they are focused on equipping the CU for personal evangelism, and encouraging members to grow deep relationships with their non-Christian friends. Ask God to bless these relationships. Pray also for the CU’s international outreach; their Globe Café has grown in numbers, with students from the Vietnamese Society coming along each week.
THU 31 Royal Northern College of Music CU have had an encouraging year of growth, increasing from just two members to 12! Praise God for the mission week this meant they were able to hold, for the events that were well attended and the two students who are now reading Uncover with CU members. Ask God that they would find the joy of new life.
FRI 1 Cardiff CU were able to hold a mini mission week over Easter, with lunchbar events that were so well attended they had to buy extra food! Pray that the CU would maintain this momentum for evangelism, and that the non-Christian students they spoke to would keep investigating the claims of Jesus.
SAT 2 Pray that Glasgow CU members can demonstrate God’s peace to their coursemates during exam season. Thank God for their fruitful term of evangelism, with multiple CU members using Uncover and leading Bible studies with their non-Christian friends. Pray too for their week of international outreach events, which takes place in September, and ask God to help lasting friendships form.
SUN 3 "Looking ahead to the next 12 months, it’s clear that the Royal Academy of Music CU have a great core of envisioned students. As we meet to set out plans for the year, and seek to make the most of that which God has given us, pray that we would set big goals in faith. Pray that the plans we make are effective and strategic, and help to grow the witness to the gospel on this campus.’ – Joe Smith, Music CU Staff Worker in London
MON 4 Sheffield CU have seen much fruit in their international outreach this year. Thank God for the group of non-Christian international Masters students that attended events at their mission week, and have since been going to church. Pray that God would open their hearts and convict them of their need for Him as they also start a Bible study course together.
TUE 5 Thank God for the Bishop Grosseteste University CU (in Lincoln) who have enjoyed a united term of evangelism. Pray that they would be able to find a time to hold their annual day of focused mission, and be a bold witness to Jesus on campus in that time. Give thanks especially for the CU member using Uncover John with her housemate, and for the encouragement that is to the CU.
WED 6 Praise God for the freshers at the University of Leeds CU, who boldly witnessed to their friends during their events week. Ask Him to help them maintain a mission focus, despite the exam season and CU committee handover.
THU 7 Thank God for the multiple students in Aberystwyth University who heard about Jesus during the CU’s mission week. Pray for Elliot* who has been praying as he searches for God, for Charlie* and Lois* who came to church, and Jackie* who wants to get involved in the CU. Ask God to guide each of these students into new life with Him.
FRI 8 OICCU (Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union) held an exciting mission week, where they saw God provide speakers at the last moment, CU members reading the Bible with friends and stories of students coming to faith! Give Him praise for their urgent evangelism!
SAT 9 Praise God for His goodness, and for the nine people who came to faith during Reading CU’s events week. Ask Him to sustain the CU as they walk with these students, and help them know and love God more.
These daily prayer points were taken from our prayer diary, Focus. Sign up to receive Focus Prayer Diary & Impact magazine