How To Pray For Your School

How To Pray For Your School

Students are praying all across America and the world. Millions have prayed for their schools at See You At The Pole. Many of these same students continue to pray through the year in groups on campus and at their church. Educators, youth leaders and parents are praying, including 100,000 mothers meeting regularly with Moms In Prayer groups.

Campus ministry begins with prayer. Through prayer God opens hearts, brings blessing to schools and changes lives. Prayer will literally transform the atmosphere on a campus. This generation of students will be reached with God’s love and truth as we pray.

Here are some ways to pray for your school:

Pray For Students…

  • Praise God for all that he is doing on campuses through Christian students.
  • Ask that Christian students will be strengthened in their faith in Christ, that they would be wise and serve others around them.
  • Ask that all students at your school would be protected and safe.
  • Pray that everyone on campus would have the opportunity to hear the gospel and clearly understand how to put his or her trust in Jesus.
  • Ask that students would come to know Christ personally and a spiritual movement would grow on the campus.
  • Pray that Christian students and teachers will minister to students who have physical, emotional and family needs.
  • Pray for unity on the campus among Christians and that together they will reach out to their school.
  • Pray for an atmosphere of respect and unity on campus, socially and racially.

Idea – pray for every student in your school by name. Simply take a yearbook and go through the classes, praying for each student. Make copies of the pages and share them with others in your prayer group. Pray for them often.

Pray For Educators…

  • Thank God for the many educators who honor God with their lives and faith.
  • Ask that God would give wisdom to the administrators, teachers and school board members, making God honoring decisions.
  • Pray that all school staff including teacher assistants, cooks, bus drivers and maintenance personnel would be encouraged in their work.
  • Pray that your school educators will experience the love and concern of Christ through Christian students and adults.
  • Ask that educators would come to know Christ personally and follow Him.

Idea – pray for every teacher, coach and administrator by name using your yearbook to remind you of who they are and what they do at the school.

Pray For Youth Leaders And Parents…

  • Praise God for parents who are praying for their children, and youth leaders who are investing daily in teens across America and the world.
  • Pray that families in your community would be restored by putting their faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for wisdom for parents as they raise and guide their children.
  • Pray that youth leaders will be faithful and fruitful in the good work they do with youth.
  • Ask that youth leaders from churches and organizations will unite and reach out to every student by praying, caring and advancing the good news of Jesus.

Idea – make a list of all the youth leaders and pastors in your community and pray for them in your prayer group.

For more help, check out these resources:

DYC Session 7

Featuring Ryan Fontenot

Password: Oakwoodms

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

Ryan Fontenot is a nobody, trying to tell everybody, about the Somebody who can save anybody. Saved by Jesus at the age of 18, Ryan’s ministry experience spans over twenty years.

The Lord has blessed Ryan with a gift of biblical preaching that speaks to, and is reaching this generation with the gospel of Christ. He communicates the truths of the Bible in a relevant and practical ways relating to life today.

Ryan founded R.A.G.E. Ministries (www.rageministries.com) in 2002 with the aim to REACH UP to God for His glory alone, REACH OUT to a world in desperate need of Jesus and REACH IN to the church empowering believers to do the work of the ministry!

Ryan is married to his high-school sweetheart, Heather, and they have three children: Elyn, Inly and Tru.

LOCKAPALOOZA COVID EDITION

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

FEATURING HURT AND MANLEY

Two Guys that love students and reach them through comedy, sketches and sharing the Love of Jesus.

LOCATION:

Oakwood Student Pavilion

SCHEDULE:

7pm Check IN

7:30 Welcome/Worship Band

8pm Featuring Hurt and Manley

9pm Wrap up and Games

10pm COVID EDITION CLOSE TIME

SAFETY WHILE GATHERING:

Our focus is gathering within the parameters of COVID SAFETY MEASURES

We encourage wearing a mask

We will practice Social Distancing

Hand Sanitizer and other cleaning measures during the event will be on hand

Food will be a SNACK PASS OUT for each student attending

We usually make this an OVERNIGHT event, but have basically cut it in half during COVID

You CAN still laugh and have a good time during COVID

We will NOT shame your students, depending on their ONLINE or FACE TO FACE decision at school this year

WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!!

DYC Session 6

Featuring Dylan Manley

Password: Oakwoodms

WHO IS THE BEARDED APOLOGIST?

My name is Dylan.  I like coffee, theology, books, and of course beards.  I am a husband, a father, an apologist, and most importantly a believer in Jesus and his gospel of grace.

I am also a full time student-pastor in Denton, TX (North DFW).  I also get the opportunity to travel and share the Gospel with people all across the world.  I speak at DNOWs, conferences, stand-alones, and any other place someone will have me.

I also do training in apologetics and would love to help you or your group be equipped for defending and proclaiming the Truth. I can teach on nearly any apologetics topic you might be interested in, but I specialize in the uniqueness of Christianity among world religions.

I’d love to partner with you to make much of Jesus and lead others to a Jesus shaped life.

DYC Session 5

Featuring Wade Morris, Student Leader, Gabrielle Odom, and More Than This Band

Password: Oakwoodms

Wade Morris is from Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate from Samford University where he received a degree in Business Finance. He also received his Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wade served on staff at several churches before he surrendered to a full time call to itinerant ministry. Wade’s speaking style is to engage the audience with sound Biblical teaching and insight to make the message of Christ relative to people in all walks of life. This combination allows Wade to share truth with those outside the church as well as deepen the faith of the believer. His ministry has allowed him to speak to hundreds of thousands of adults and students all over the world.

Wade is the founder and producer of The Journey Bible Study Series, which is a study that walks people though the reading and understanding from books of the Bible. Wade started this Bible study in a Starbucks with 14 people and it has now spread to be a personal as well as small group Bible study tool for people in America, Japan, Europe, South Korea and counting. The Journey allows listeners to gain knowledge of the Word of God as well as a chance to apply it to their lives.

Wade travels full time, is on the road 200 days a year, and speaks to hundreds of thousands each year.  He is avaiable to speak at a limited number of conferences, camps, retreats, and revivals.

DYC Session 4

Featuring: Speaker, Chad Poe and Illusionist, Jared Hall

Password Oakwoodms

Chad Poe preaches God’s Word through story telling, media, and visual experience. As a result, the Scripture is clearly presented in order for people of all ages to examine and apply Biblical truth to their everyday walks of life. As someone not simply called to speak, Chad believes in the importance of relationship and seeks to get to know people when he is away from the stage. Ultimately, Chad hopes to see people moved into a deeper relationship with Christ. In turn, they will live lives of action that impact their world.

Chad is originally from Chattanooga, TN. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received a degree in Secondary Education. Following college, he attended Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where he received a Masters of Divinity. After graduating seminary, God called Chad to a life of itinerant ministry.

Chad and his wife, Hope, live in Lake Jackson, TX with their sons (Shepherd,Charlie, and Alder) and daughter (Magnolia Bea). He is an avid reader and infrequent visitor to the gym. He serves as Teaching Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Clute, TX.