The Collegiate Day of Prayer, Thursday, February 25. (Adapted from the Collegiate Day of Prayer website with thanks to Dave Smithers.)
One day. February 25, 2016. The Collegiate Day of Prayer. 4,706 colleges and universities in America. 21 million students. 1.5 million professors.
One example. In the 1800s, evangelist D. L. Moody called on 300 moms to pray for college students who had been resistant to his message. Mothers cried out with fervent prayers asking God to come in power upon the young men of the university. As they continued to pray something lifted and broke: Moody explained, “That night the tide turned.” When these mothers prayed, God faithfully answered and brought an awakening of His holy presence to the University of Cambridge. Mr. Moody established an ongoing union of praying mothers for over twenty-five years. He recognized the untapped power and potential of praying mothers and regularly sought their help and support during his evangelistic campaigns. Sometimes as many as 1,500 mothers would come together and fervently pray as Moody ministered to their sons and daughters.