60 days of prayer continues
Monday, October 1, 2007
By Guest Writer
This year Oklahoma Christian University students and faculty will be on their knees as part of the 60 Days of Prayer campaign.
Though it coincides with World Missions Workshop, it is not part of the workshop.
The steering committee for the World Missions Workshop developed the idea for 60 Days of Prayer last April.
would say our inspiration came from the fact that Lubbock Christian,
the host of last year’s World Mission Workshop, told us they had at
least one person fasting and praying every day for a year prior to the
World Mission Workshop that they hosted in October of 2006,” the
Director of this year’s World Mission Workshop Bob Carpenter said.
The 60 Days of Prayer campaign involves more people, especially students, in the preparation for the World Missions Workshop.
Fridays during the world missions prayer, specific people are mentioned
by name. Leaders pray for speakers, presenters, specific universities
and groups of Oklahoma Christian students who will host students
attending the workshop. Some prayers will also ask for safe travel for
attendees, but they will primarily focus on realizing God’s desires in
kinds of things that are mentioned are the need for missionaries to go
to specific parts of the world or to specific people groups, or else
for God to bless Christian brothers and sisters of ours in different
parts of the world, particularly those who face ongoing persecution,”
Though the specific subject of each prayer is different, they all revolve around the theme of outreach.
desire [of the prayers] is to keep bringing the petition to our
heavenly Father that he will bless the efforts of the workshop and that
more students will have a heart for reaching out to others with the
good news of Jesus,” a Minister in Residence Richard Poe said.
technical difficulties, the planning committee has put a lot of effort
into making students on campus aware of the daily prayer needs.
submitted an initial list of specific prayer needs related to the WMW
to Chance Vanover so that he could get them posted, one per day, on
myOC. Technical difficulties caused a delay of about two weeks in
getting that started, and then the link is only intermittently visible
on myOC,” Carpenter said.
local congregations have joined in Oklahoma Christian’s 60 Days of
Prayer effort., The campaign committee is trying to get as many people
involved as possible.
“This workshop is a local event with a global intent,” Poe said.
60 Days of Prayer campaign started the day before classes began, Aug.
26, and will conclude the day the World Missions Workshop begins Oct.