A nonstop prayer movement is spreading on campuses across the U.S.
At the University of Arizona last month, students set up tents on the mall of their campus and began a 24-7 prayer effort at the beginning of Lent, reported the college’s newspaper, the Arizona Daily Wildcat. The 40-day vigil will end on Easter.
“We’re praying for our friends, for campus, and we’re praying for the world, that God will reveal Himself and make Himself known,” Isaac Yourison, an organizer of the on-campus prayer movement, told the newspaper.
He said he and other students were inspired to begin the prayer effort after reading a book by Peter Greig, founder of an international prayer movement known as 24-7. “When I read Red Moon Rising back in January we felt that God was telling us to do this then,” Yourison said.
Roughly a dozen Christian organizations are involved in the prayer campaign at the University of Arizona. Each group is assigned certain days to maintain constant prayer in the center of campus, where thousands of students walk by daily. Inside the tents are maps and prayer requests to aid students in intercession, the Daily reported.
Organizers say the prayer meetings are open to all students and that participants are free to pray as they feel led. The University of Arizona is one of 60 colleges across the U.S. where students have partnered with the England-based 24-7 prayer movement to lead nonstop prayer on their campuses.