To pray for a student means remembering what it is like to be one. Pause for a minute, close your eyes. Remember back to a middle school dance, to a JV locker room, to pimples, to puberty, to the high drama of every relationship. Remember your confidence and insecurity.
Can you picture yourself?
The students of University and San Antonio are not much different than what you just remembered. They experience media, parent and peer pressures. They work hard and genuinely want to be successful and responsible, even as they struggle. Perhaps more than anything, and perhaps more than in the past, students today seek consistency, authenticity and stability from which to explore the world.
You and I know that it is in the love of the Father, the grace of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit that every student will have consistency, authenticity and stability, and also the fullness of life. Please pray with me today for our students. Pray for them as you remember who you were, as you affirm who God is and in the hope that our students will live as disciples of Jesus.
1John 1: 1-3
“We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— 3 we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
Director, Student Ministry