Thursday, Feb. 28 is the annual Collegiate Day of Prayer in the United States, a day on which corporate, organized prayer has taken place for almost 200 years. In honor of the day, the Bethel community will gather together in prayer and ask God for revival at Bethel and on campuses across the nation.
Several events are planned throughout the day to help all students, faculty and staff participate in this important day together.
From 9 a.m. - midnight, the Taylor Memorial "Log" Chapel will be open for faculty, staff and students to participate individually in a time of guided prayer. Through experiential prayer stations, they will offer prayers of repentance, write out prayers for God to move in the hearts of Bethel’s employees and students, and offer prayers for the college students on campuses in our nation and around the world. Each journey through the prayer stations will be individual and private and will take approximately 20-30 minutes.
Throughout the day, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take time out of their day to gather in small groups for prayer in their offices, dorms, classrooms or in prayer walks across campus. (These may be organized spontaneously.)
From 9 -10 p.m. in the Shiloh Prayer Chapel, a student-led Prayer and Worship Gathering will be held. This will be a time of worshiping together, praying in groups for God to move in the hearts of those on Bethel’s campus and at college campuses in our region.
“It is our prayer that we would ALL find a way to participate in this important day together. God wants to move among his people and we believe He is calling us as a campus community to humble ourselves and pray,” the student life team stated.