If you feel called to pray for your community and/or your church, one of the best ways you can pray right now is for young people who are entering college.
Our community prayer group is currently praying for:
- Students still in high school but starting dual enrollment classes in college this semester.
- College freshmen returning to school after their first home break.
- High school students applying for college for next fall.
- High school graduates who took off the fall term and are just entering college for the first time this spring.
If you went through this process as a young adult, you may remember how stressful it can be. At that age, students often feel that the rest of their lives depend on the decisions they are making in the moment. They put a lot of pressure on themselves.
It is helpful to pray that the Lord, first of all, will keep them in His peace. That they will be fully aware of His presence and His leading through this process. That they can trust Him with their lives and their futures. That they will be able to enjoy the moment and the experience with Him.
Pray for wisdom. For God to open and close the right doors. For God’s intervention where the enemy or man might present an obstacle.
Pray for God to keep them encouraged, and to help them find peace in their own identities and in knowing they are absolutely precious to God. Pray for godly people in their lives and for God to keep them from the wrong influences.
Above all else, pray as the Holy Spirit leads you to pray.
Remember also to pray for the parents as they guide and support their young ones through this process.
You can pray this in general for your community and/or for your church family. God knows who the young people are that need your prayers, even if you do not know.
If you personally know young people going through this process, tell their parents you are praying for their children in their transition to college life.
If you are part of a church prayer team, perhaps the pastor would like for you to say a prayer out loud on a Sunday morning – ask him or her about it.
In whatever ways God leads you to pray, just know that this process of transition to college is a big prayer need for our communities and churches at this time of year. Thank you for your heart for prayer. God bless.