(This is way number four in the blog series The Top Ten Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus.)
Pray for them. Strategically. Seriously. Scripturally. Intentionally. Intelligently. And with other moms.*
And yes, while you can do it alone, while you can do it informally with other moms, I strongly encourage you to do it in a Moms in Prayer group. My sixteen years of participation and leadership in this ministry has been a life changer. I’d love to see you start or join a group, but whatever you do, pray!
I wasn’t even a mom yet when I first heard about Moms in Prayer on the radio. I filed that idea away in my mind thinking, "one day, when I’m a mom, I want to do that.” Fast forward to the year my first child entered public kindergarten; I sought out Moms in Prayer training in order to start a group for our school. Seventeen years later, with two college boys of my own, I now equip and encourage moms to pray through the college years as the College Groups Facilitator for this life-changing ministry.
Here are three main reasons to pray for your college student, especially in a Moms in Prayer group: