Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Last week SOI 21 hosted 24 Hour Prayer at The George Washington University. Students from InterVarsity, Campus Outreach, and WordUp prayed in shifts around the clock from 5PM Tuesday until 5PM Wednesday. We kicked off the event with food, fellowship, and Jubilee. Students gathered to enjoy a spaghetti dinner and get to know one another. The congenial spirit fostered a good atmosphere for the time of corporate worship and prayer which followed the meal. It was powerful to see so many GW students taking turns praying for Revival and Awakening, sharing from their hearts, and crying out for a great move of God on their campus. Check out more of the stories and pictures on our Facebook page.
“I enjoyed 24 Hour Prayer as a time to simply sit and ‘be’...not reading, writing, speaking, singing; just ‘be-ing.’” -Jayne
“I think the thing that impacted me the most about 24 Hour Prayer was its simple existence. Tuesday was a busy and hectic day for me. That night I returned to my dorm from an event, worrying about all the homework I had for the night. I heard God urging me to go to the prayer room and I had to fight my human urge to go back to my dorm. It was so wonderful to have a quiet place on campus where I could go to connect with God in between high levels of stress and busyness. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and planning that goes into that.” -Quinn
“For me, it was a time of honesty in worship and in prayer with Christian community and with God. I came into the time feeling like I already knew what to expect – I’ve been to these events so many times, and I was focused on the details of getting music printed, figuring out who was leading what worship, thinking about other events from school and work. But God really worked on my heart as we worshiped and prayed and I think He really spoke to me that He provides energy and focus when we don’t have it to bring to Him ourselves. It became a time of real restoration and peace for me.” -Kendra