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40 Ways to Pray for the 2019-2020 School Year

As we approach the start of a new school year, one of the most important ways you can partner with what God is doing through Bama Wesley in the new year is to join us in prayer for the year ahead. Beginning July 13 (40 days before classes begin), we invite you to join us in praying for students, the campus, and Wesley’s staff and leadership as we prepare for the year ahead. Below are some suggested topics, including a schedule of significant events to pray for during the rest of the summer.  

  1. Freshmen students
  2. Transfer students
  3. Returning students
  4. Graduate students
  5. Students who are away from home for the first time
  6. International students
  7. Students taking summer classes
  8. Faculty, staff, and students in the College of Arts and Sciences
  9. Faculty, staff, and students in the College of Communications and Information Sciences
  10. Faculty, staff, and students in the College of Business
  11. Faculty, staff, and students in the College of Education
  12. Faculty, staff, and students in the College of Engineering
  13. Faculty, staff, and students in the Honors College
  14. Faculty, staff, and students in the College of Human Environmental Sciences
  15. Faculty, staff, and students in the College of Nursing
  16. Faculty, staff, and students in the School of Nursing
  17. President Bell and others in the university’s administration
  18. Students living on campus
  19. Students living off-campus
  20. Other campus ministries at UA
  21. Students considering a change in major
  22. Students facing insecurity in their housing, food, and other similar circumstances
  23. Students facing physical or mental health concerns
  24. Students who feel lonely or isolated on campus
  25. Greek organizations on campus
  26. Other clubs and groups on campus
  27. Local churches who will serve college students
  28. Parents
  29. Students who will participate in a Phoenix, Ember, or Spark Group
  30. Bama Wesley’s worship services on Monday and Wednesday evenings
  31. Bama Wesley’s Worship Team
  32. Bama Wesley’s Fellowship Team
  33. Bama Wesley’s Discipleship Team
  34. Bama Wesley’s Outreach Team
  35. Bama Wesley’s Administration Team
  36. Bama Wesley’s Communications Team
  37. Bama Wesley’s Ministry as Career program
  38. Bama Wesley’s Interns and student staff
  39. Bama Wesley’s Executive (Pastoral) Staff
  40. Week of Welcome

Significant Events

While everything listed above can (and should!) be prayed for during the summer, there are some significant events between now and the first week of classes that you may want to consider praying for specifically.

DateEventPrayer Focus
July 15 – 16Bama Bound SessionFreshman and Transfer Students
July 17 – 18Bama Bound SessionFreshman and Transfer Students
July 22 – 23Bama Bound SessionFreshman and Transfer Students
July 24 – 25Bama Bound SessionFreshman and Transfer Students
August 7 – 9Early Move-InStudents participating in early move-in activities
(Sorority Recruitment, Million Dollar Band, Alabama
Action, Outdoor Action, Health Action, Camp 1831,
Biology Boot Camp, student athletes)
August 13 – 15Wesley Intern RetreatWesley’s staff and leadership
August 14Bama Bound SessionFreshman and Transfer Students
August 15Bama Bound SessionFreshman and Transfer Students
August 16Bama Bound SessionFreshman and Transfer Students
August 16 – 18Move-InStudents who will live on campus
Parents
August 19 – 23Week of WelcomeWeek of Welcome
Freshman and Transfer Students
Wesley’s staff and leadership
August 21First Day of ClassesStudents’ first day of the new year
August 23 – 24Back to School RetreatStudents Wesley has reached during Week of Welcome

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