Prayer Topic #8:
A Prayer for Our College Students
November 8, 2018
Reflections of the Heart:
The benefits that a college education affords are priceless. It is a blessing for students to be able to attend college and afford a good education; so we praise God for all who pay the tuition of a college student.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for our college students. Thank You for providing the ability for them to learn and process information. Thank You for helping them with their studies and blessing them in the classroom. Thank You for blessing them with scholarships, financial aid and employment. We thank You for state and federal funds to be made available for the college education. Lord, we are grateful and we bless Your wonderful Name. Today, we come clapping our hands and shouting to You with joyful praise. You are the Lord, Most High, and You are awesome! You are the great King of all the earth.
Eternal Father, we confess Your Word over our college students as they pursue their education and over the persons who pay their tuition. We are expecting You to work effectually in them, creating within them the power and desire to study and complete their course work. We confess that favor will surround our students and they will have good relationships with their teachers and fellow students. They will put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within them and will not defile themselves with the ways of the world through fornication, excessive drinking and illegal drug use, unclean behavior, ungodly passions, evil desire, covetousness, rebellion, and idolatry. We declare that those who are paying for tuition will have more than enough. Their needs will be supplied from Your glorious riches which have been given to them in Christ Jesus. Like Jesus, we decree that our college students will increase in wisdom and stature and they have favor with You, their teachers, school administrators, and fellow students.
List the people you know who are continuing their education. Begin to pray for their success academically and financially:
Holy Spirit, please increase the intellectual capacity of our college students as they pursue their fields of study. Please open internship opportunities that will allow them to obtain hands-on experience in their respective career choices. Please encourage those who are struggling financially and want to give up. Please continue to open financial doors and reveal scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities. Increase the self-confidence of our students so that they will have the boldness to share their faith. Protect our students from being captured with empty philosophies and high-sounding ideas that come from aberrant human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. Help our students in Christ to differentiate between Your truth and the world’s facts. Holy Father, keep our students healthy and their bodies strong; protected from diseases, viruses or any other germs from the dorm environments.
Wonderful Father, forgive those college students who have not been diligent in their studies. Forgive them for not trusting You to provide all their needs. Forgive them for getting involved with people and activities that do not add value to their education. Please forgive them for all acts of sinfulness including: lack of faith, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, homosexuality, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness and revelries. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our college students of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help our college students not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. Lord, You are King! You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Lord, Your throne has stood from time immemorial. You are from the everlasting past. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 47:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Colossians 3:5, Philippians 4:19, Luke 2:52, Colossians 3:23, Colossians 2:8, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 145:13, Psalm 93:1-2
Today, I will trust God to: