It's that time of year again. Students from all over the island (and the world) are moving back to their universities, preparing for another semester of studies. Some will be catching up with friends from last year, and some will be walking on to that campus for the first time...all alone.
It's this first week of arrivals that is so crucial to the life of a student. Upon arrival and through the first two weeks of class, students will plug in. Where they plug in and who they plug in with will largely determine what kind of experience they will have that semester...educationally, relationally, and spiritually.
Let's take this week to pray together for students returning to their campuses and entering for the first time into university life. Pray that the local churches and student ministries on their campus would reach out to plug in with their peers.
Let us pray for God to begin preparing the hearts of students who may not know him, that this would be the semester they encounter Christ. Let us pray for the Christian students on campus to have the heart of Christ, making room in their busy lives for one more friend who needs to experience the life changing love of Jesus.
As a team, let's intercede together for the students of Ireland. This time of year is crucial. Thank you for all your prayers and support.