Monday, June 25, 2012
“It really lets me come to peace and concentrate on God. Between worship music, prayer for the nations, GWU, churches, and my family I was able to pray for a number of situations and lift those up before Him.” -Remy
“I myself was deeply affected by 24 Hour Prayer. It went by so fast, reminding me how much I love to worship the Lord and pray for His people. I will do this for the rest of my life! SO much fun:)
And then, a man came in [who] seemed excited to see Christians on campus praying….Andres just moved from Columbia and barely speaks English, but he knows God’s presence when he sees it! It’s been a lonely, dry walk these past for months for him. So, after much rejoicing that his prayer was answered, I gave him contact information for a few churches in the area and then we prayed for the whole campus, as he will be a new professor here. So praise God that a bystander was deeply affected!” -Katrina
“Thanks for putting this on. It’s so great to have someone around who can initiate this kind of thing and remind us about the importance of prayer….It was great to have a place to go where I could leave behind all my distractions and focus on God and what he was telling me. It’s so easy to get busy and lose sight of God and his purpose. At least for me, 24 Hour Prayer is a great time for me to reorient myself and remember the importance of seeking God above all.” -Quinn
That’s what students had to say about the recent 24 Hour Prayer at The George Washington University. Every semester for five years, SOI 21 has organized this corporate prayer gathering at GW. Students from the different Christian groups come in shifts throughout the 24-hour period to lift up the campus, the nation, the world, and one another. We kick off the time with a Jubilee worship set focused on praise and intercession. It is always a powerful picture of unity in the body of Christ on campus.
During the event students have the opportunity to compose a letter to God, confess sin, express their hearts through artwork, and place pins on maps of the world and the campus as they pray at various “prayer stations” set up throughout the room.
Thanks for your prayers and support that make events like this one possible at GW!