Monday, May 16, 2011Last week at George Mason University, SOI 21 organized three days of corporate prayer for the campus called Daylight Prayer. Instead of praying through the night as with 24 Hour Prayer, we decided to hold the event outdoors in a prominent location from 8AM – 8PM. Everyone loved the idea of being in the midst of the very students they were praying for! Plus, we thought it would be a powerful testimony to the campus to see Christians praying for them all day long for three days straight. Like all SOI 21 events, every Christian group participated in organizing and planning Daylight Prayer, making it a truly unified effort. Its impact exceeded our expectations. We spoke with students who were suffering from depression, struggling with a sister’s abortion, grieving the unexpected death of a best friend, wrestling with homosexuality, and questioning Christianity.
You can view photos of the event on our Facebook page.
"Thank you so much for organizing this event! I really hope to see this come again annually maybe even biannually!" -Manuela
"My experience was very refreshing and encouraging. God met me unlike I would have expected….It was very exciting and touching see God work in students. Now I’m hungry to see much more! My faith is strengthened to believe and expect to see God working more in people in my daily life." -Evan
"This has been awesome to be a part of the whole Body of Christ. I’ve been able to pray with Christian students I’ve never met before from different groups on campus."
"Daylight Prayer was so good today. I really just want to spend my next two days just hanging out with people and praying. God is working on this campus :)" -Shelley