College Life

Partnering in Prayer

It’s been a couple weeks, and I’m pleased to say that since my last post I’ve been beginning to see a positive change in me as a result of my prayers. Although I can’t fully describe it, the best description of it I can give is peace. Peace that lasts. Peace that just sits there and reminds me that no matter what happens, God is in control. It’s a great feeling, and I can’t wait to see what else happens as I continue to commit myself to prayer!

Now, like always, I still find it really easy to blow through the day and barely take time to pray. And though prayer opportunities like Mission Prayer Time and Homefront are available, I don’t find them to be enough—I still want more! And that’s why I’m so thankful for prayer group!

Just as its name suggests, prayer group is a specific time set aside for small groups of residence hall students to gather and pray for each others’ specific needs. It occurs several evenings each week, which I find helpful because it enables me to continually bring my prayer requests before God and my fellow students. It’s wonderful to take a break and just open up my heart to a few fellow servants of God!

While I’ve found prayer group to be a great time of encouragement, I’ve also found it to be filled with opportunity. You see, when I look around at whom I pray with, I see guys just like myself. Each one has his struggles, his fears, his discouragements. And yet God has given me the chance to be an encouragement to each one of them! It’s definitely not an opportunity to waste!

So in conclusion, I’d like to ask you, how’s your prayer life going? Have you been able to squeeze in a little more time with our heavenly Father? If you haven’t, would you like to?

How about this: I pray that you’re able to grow in your prayer life, and you pray for me. Now, I might not be able to pray for you by name, but be assured, I will pray! Then we’ll get back together next post and check up on each other. Deal? I hope so! May the Lord be with you, and may you continue in prayer!

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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