PrayUGA: a citywide prayer focus for awakening at UGA

Prayer Guide

Thank you for participating in PrayUGA. In 1 Timothy 3:1, Paul urges us to pray for everyone! PrayUGA is us doing just that, praying for every student at UGA. We will be praying for every single student at UGA (all 38,000+) three times over the three-week period of January 20 to February 9. You are asked to pray for 1/5 of your list each day, 5 days a week.  As you pray, lift up each student by name.  Please use this guide below as a starting point for each student. They may only be a name to you, but they are intimately known by Jesus. The Holy Spirit takes our crumbs of prayer and creates a feast of awesome answers to them (Psalm 65:5 – NLT). Know that your prayer in secret will make a huge difference in these students lives, and ultimately change the spiritual and physical atmosphere over UGA. Thank you!!!

By the way, even if you didn’t get a list of students, go ahead and make your own list of 40 UGA students that you know or are at your church and go for it. If you do it this way, please let us know at by sending an email to joinprayuga@gmail.com.

Invite Holy Spirit to help you pray

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” (Romans 8:26 NLT)

As you start praying each day, invite the Holy Spirit to help you pray for your students. You may not know what your students need, but the Holy Spirit is a great prayer partner and will not only help you pray but will join you in praying for them.

Removing the veil

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4 NIV)

Pray that whatever has kept this student from hearing and understanding the Gospel would be removed. Pray for a grace over them to hear and respond to the Gospel.

Salvation

“This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4 NLT)

Many people are saved in response to the prayers of others. Pray for the salvation of each student on your list.

Grafted into the Body

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:23-25 NLT)

Pray that your students would be deeply rooted in a local church and campus ministry where they can grow as followers of Jesus Christ.

Deeper knowledge of and intimacy with Jesus

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better.” (Ephesians 1:17 NIV)

Please pray that your students would grow in depth of knowledge and intimacy with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Pray that they would step into a level of intimacy and abiding this year that they have never experienced before (John 15:1-10)

Hunger to draw near to God

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8a ESV)

Pray that God would pour out on your students a hunger to draw near to Him with sincere hearts full of faith (Hebrews 10:22).

Freedom

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32 NLT)

Please pray that your students would be set free from every form of addiction (i.e. drug, alcohol, pornography…), every fear, every place of shame or condemnation or anything else holding them back from being a wholehearted lover of Jesus. Pray that the Holy Spirit would untangle them from everything that hinders their growth (Hebrews 12:1-2) and give them the grace to walk in freedom.

Purity

“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to Your word.” (Psalm 119:9 NIV)

Please pray that God would grant your students a grace and desire to walk in purity, even in the midst of the rampant perversion, immorality, lust and filth operating at UGA. Pray that they would yearn to see God over being soiled by the world (Matthew 5:8, James 1:27, Job 31:1).

Filled with the Holy Spirit

“Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Ephesians 5:18 NLT)

Ask God to fill your students with the Holy Spirit to be able to walk in the freedom He has provided them. Ask that they would experientially know the power that is working within them, that same power that rose Christ from the grave (Ephesians 1:19-20).

Worship

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe.  For our God is a devouring fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29 NLT)

Pray that your students would have revelation of who God is and become deep authentic, heartfelt, life-changing worshipers. Pray that they would truly worship God in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

Endurance

“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” (Ephesians 6:13 NLT)

Ask God to grant your students a grace to stand firm in the battle, to endure hardship as soldiers (2 Timothy 2:3) and learn how to resist temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Hearing the Gospel

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15b NIV)

Ask God to bring other students their way who would present the Gospel to them in a manner that grips them and sticks to them. And when they become believers, ask God to give them boldness to share their faith.

Thank God for what He is going to do!

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20 NLT)

As you wrap praying for your students each day, thank God for hearing and answering your prayer, beyond what you have asked or even imagined, for His glory!

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For the shorter weekly focus version of this please go to prayuga.com