Are you in the beginning stages of planning for the new school year? Hopefully, you already know about Engage24 and are planning to join us in engaging your campus with the Gospel on 10/10/13 (if not, you can check out more about it at
www.engage24.org). But…have you thought about having an intentional prayer emphasis leading up to this day focused on verbally sharing the Gospel on campus?
One idea you might want to consider is hosting a “Rooftop” experience. This could be the day before or even weeks ahead of time as a way to help encourage participation and prepare students’ hearts for a time of sharing. Whenever you plan to do it, here are a few pointers to help make it a great addition to your Engage24 emphasis:
- Join together at the highest point on or near campus so that everyone can look out and be able to visually pray over the entire campus.
- Consider having a defined time for this event so that students know what to expect (this could also be helpful if you invite others from the community).
- Invite local pastors and college ministers to join you in this time of prayer for the campus.
- You could open or close with a song if you would like to include something that might help draw everyone in and create a unified focus (God of This City by Chris Tomlin has worked well for other groups in similiar experiences).
There you go! It’s not rocket science…find a place that overlooks campus and pray. However you do it, I hope you will join us in asking God to move mightily on 10/10/13!
Got any other prayer ideas? Be sure to leave them as comments on this post!