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September 2022 PrayerNet

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December 2022

Thu 1

Pray for Adelaide University Evangelical Students as they begin heading over to ‘National Training Event’ (NTE) in Canberra on 1 December. Pray for safety as they travel from Adelaide and that the students will be encouraged and equipped during their time at the conference.

Fri 2

Give thanks for Orange Christian Students at Charles Sturt University and the 10 students going to NTE. Pray that each one would be challenged, changed and equipped for ongoing ministry on campus and beyond.

Sat 3

AFES FOCUS || Pray for the FOCUS Track at NTE (3-7 December) for speaker Matthew Meek, FOCUS Talk MCs, FOCUS Strand & Elective Leaders to prepare and serve well, and for FOCUS students to be transformed, trained, and sent with the gospel.

Sun 4

Give thanks for Campus Bible Ministries at Western Sydney University, Parramatta and the young Christians coming along to NTE (3-11 December). Pray that they will be encouraged and come back from the conference excited to proclaim Jesus on campus in the new year.

Mon 5

AFES Evangelism || “The sower sows the word. … those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” (Mark 4:14, 20) | Pray for NTE mission teams to boldly proclaim the word of the gospel and ask that many who hear would be good soil that brings a great harvest!

Tue 6

Give thanks for Canberra Christian Society at Australian Catholic University, Canberra; that they’re able to go on NTE mission for the first time this year. Pray for CCS as they partner with Campus Bible Study (UNSW) and St Peter’s Anglican Church to reach the people of Weston and Molonglo Valley, ACT.

Wed 7

AFES Apprenticeships || Pray for all AFES Apprentices that lead Strand groups at NTE. Pray that it was a great opportunity to serve the students with love and insight, and that God will further equip them in teaching and training.

Thu 8

Pray for Australian National University, Canberra FOCUS’ missions at PittTown Anglican, Liverpool Anglican and Southside Bible Church in Canberra (7-11 December); that students would encourage and be encouraged as they proclaim Jesus in partnership with the churches.

Pray for ZVEŠ (IFES Slovenia); that God would continue to work in the lives of the students who are part of ZVEŠ, speaking to them, and meeting them wherever they are and drawing them more and more into a knowledge and deep assurance of the love of Jesus for them and truth and power of the gospel.

Fri 9

Pray for Uni Bible Study at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga members who are attending mission in Deniliquin following NTE (8-11 December). Pray that this will be a helpful and God-glorifying time of growth and encouragement from both UBS members and their host church.

Sat 10

Pray that in line with AFES’ first value, by His grace, God will transform lives on our campuses into the likeness of Jesus.

Pray for University of Wollongong Uni Bible Group students at the four different churches on their NTE missions (8-11 December); that they will encourage members of the churches a lot. Pray that they would also grow in love for each other and have opportunities to connect people in the community into these churches so they can hear about Jesus and be saved.

Sun 11

Pray for Sydney University Evangelical Union as staff and students prepare for mission trips to churches in NSW and the ACT (7-11 December). Pray that the students and churches will encourage each other through Godly partnership.

Mon 12

AFES Evangelism || “they woke Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” … And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:38, 41) | Thank God for the AFES 2024 National Mission plans and pray that thousands would “Meet Jesus” who cares for the perishing.

Tue 13

Pray for Christian Union at Deakin University Burwood, Victoria, and their ‘Christmas Trivia Night’ (13 December); that regular CUers will be well-equipped by the evangelism training at NTE and have courage to invite their non-Christian friends. Pray that non-Christians will come, experience love and inclusion and be transformed by the true message of Christmas, the good news of Jesus.

Wed 14

Praise God for Griffith Christian Students at Griffith University, Brisbane and another full year of God’s mercies and graces. Give thanks for the successful teaching programs, AFES events and social events. Pray that GCS Griffith Uni students be zealous for another year to come.

Thu 15

Pray for Geelong Christian Union FOCUS at Deakin University’s Christmas ministry (12-15 December). Pray that there is attendance from non-Christians and that the stalls, Christmas dinner, and other events are successful in generating discussion around the importance of Christ’s birth. Thank God for blessing them with the opportunity to have Christmas Stalls on campus.

Fri 16

Pray for Charles Darwin University Christians, Darwin, NT students who were able to go to NTE. Thank God for the opportunity students had to go to Canberra and surround themselves with other Christians, learning and growing in their relationship with God.

Pray for University of Queensland Evangelical Students, Brisbane as they prepare to undergo a significant change in structure next year. Pray for wisdom for the staff and executive as they plan this transition.

Sat 17

Pray for University Fellowship of Christians at the University of Tasmania, Hobart and their new executive team as they step in to continue the mission on campus.

Pray for Credo at the University of Technology Sydney, as they prepare for their ‘Co-Missions’ throughout December (4 off campus mission teams). Pray that many people would be willing to learn and serve in these churches across Sydney, and that through this Christ could be proclaimed beyond UTS!

Sun 18

Pray for Evangelical Students at the University of South Australia; that those staff and students who had the opportunity to attend NTE would continue to grow in their relationship with Christ.

Pray for Graduate Christian Union at the University of Melbourne students that are graduating this year; that God may guide them in their transition to full time work, seeking to glorify Him in everything.

Mon 19

AFES Evangelism || “Jesus said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” “ (Mark 5:19) | As we celebrate Jesus’ birth, pray for opportunities to tell others how much the Jesus has done for you and how he has had mercy on you.

Tue 20

Pray that AFES will double our reach in calling people to turn back to Jesus in repentance and faith by 2025.

Pray for Monash University, Clayton’s Christian Union and FOCUS students who were able to attend NTE. Pray that God would be growing and maturing those who went. Praise God for the 91 people from Monash CU and FOCUS were able to attend!

Wed 21

Pray for University Fellowship of Christians at the University of Tasmania, Launceston as they seek God’s wisdom and discern how to continue the ministry next year. Ask for creative ideas and enthusiasm as they proclaim Christ on campus.

Pray for Port Macquarie Christian Students as most students’ head home for the holidays. Pray that they continue to love and serve the Lord in their hometowns.

Thu 22

Pray for RMIT Christian Union, Melbourne students; that they would be recharged and continue to grow in their faith over the break. Pray that over Christmas, God will give them opportunities to share their faith and the meaning of Christmas with non-believers and that they would take those opportunities. Pray for graduating students – for opportunities as they look for work and that they would be unashamed witnesses wherever they are.

Fri 23

Praise God for University of Canberra FOCUS students who attended NTE and Mission. Pray that the time of training and fellowship encouraged and prepared the students for proclaiming Jesus on campus in the next year and beyond.

Sat 24

Pray for Bathurst Christian Students at Charles Sturt University; that those who attended NTE had an encouraging time and continue to reflect on what was taught from God’s word at the conference.

Sun 25

Pray that in line with the AFES Mission statement we will constantly be in prayerful dependence upon God for all that we do on every campus for His glory.

Mon 26

AFES Evangelism || “And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, … So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.” (Mark 6:7, 12) | Pray for those going out on summer missions, that they would clearly proclaim the Lordship of Jesus and the need for repentance and faith. Pray that many would be turn to Jesus.

Tue 27

Pray for Australian National University, Canberra FOCUS students returning home; that they would continue to be refreshed by the word and resting in Jesus.

Pray for Uni Bible Group UOW students and staff as they have their final bible study socials and end of year catch ups with 1:1’s. Pray that they can finish up well and use these times to spur and encourage each other on to keep running the race for Jesus well.

Wed 28

Pray for Evangelicals on Campus, at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, as the exec team plans for the new year’s events – MYC, Open Day, Common Hours, and Socials. Pray for wisdom and courage to speak God’s truth boldly so that those who hear might believe. Pray for growth in EOC next year as the first years join them.

Thu 29

Pray for Flinders Evangelical Students, Flinders University, Adelaide’s new leadership team, as they continue to plan together for 2023, and for a start to the year where ES will be able to be a presence on campus. Pray that God will be preparing Year 12 hearts to be considering joining Flinders ES in 2023.

Fri 30

Give thanks for the ministry at Murdoch Christians United at Murdoch University, WA this past year. By God’s grace many non-Christians heard the gospel, were invited to trust, and follow Jesus and Christians had the opportunity to grow in their understanding of God and their commitment to Christ. Pray that as the academic year ends, students continue to look for ways to connect with their non-Christian friends during the break.

Sat 31

Pray for CDU Christians NT’s new committee; that as they step up into leadership that God would give them boldness to speak and shine His light on campus. As the year begins to wind down, pray for strength and wisdom for students as they complete their studies.

January 2023

Sun 1

Pray for Uni Fellowship Hobart as they prepare for the new year; pray that new student grade 12 leavers would connect with them over the holidays and at the start of Semester 1.

Pray for UQES Brisbane as Uni finishes for the year. Pray that Christian students will continue to have opportunities to share the gospel with friends and family, and that God might give them boldness and courage in starting those conversations.

Mon 2

AFES Evangelism || “[Jesus] asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” … [Jesus] said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:29, 34) | Thank God that Jesus reigns as the Christ! Pray that we would rightly honour and serve him with all our lives in 2023.

Tue 3

Pray for GCS Griffith Uni Brisbane students who attended NTE; that God would continue speaking into the hearts of students and staff who were able to attend. Pray that the university break would be a good opportunity for students to reflect on and share the love of Jesus.

Pray for Melbourne Uni GCU that as students are on break into the new year, that they may find rest in God and in His Word. Whilst on break, may God provide opportunities for the students to share the Good News of the Gospel to family and friends around them, that they may repent and believe.

Wed 4

Give thanks for CCS ACU Canberra; that they were able to have enough student leaders to serve in the Committee so CCS could re-register as a club at ACU. Pray that God will continue to lead the way in the application process.

Pray for University of Western Australia Christian Union students; that they would have a safe and edifying summer holiday period. Pray that they may be able to act wisely and thoughtfully consider how they can best honour God with their time.

Thu 5

Pray that in line with the AFES Mission statement we will together present students on our campuses mature in Jesus (by God’s strength).

Pray for CU and FOCUS Monash Uni Clayton students as many prepare for upcoming ‘Beach Missions’ around Victoria. Pray that God would equip them with compassionate hearts and a desire to share the gospel.

Fri 6

Pray for UBS CSU Albury-Wodonga as university continues to break over the summer, pray that UBS members will be uplifted by the words of this Psalm: ‘Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”’ (Psalm 91:1-2).

Sat 7

Pray for Campus Bible Study at University of NSW’s ‘CBS Kick-Off Day Conference’ (30 January). Pray for all the upper year students gathering before the UNSW year begins; that they can start the year with their eyes fixed on Jesus! Pray that they would see UNSW as their mission field, and that God would powerfully use them to help many students hear and respond to the saving news of Jesus.

Sun 8

Pray for Adelaide Uni ES student team that is meeting in January to plan the commencement camp which will run in the third week of February. Pray that God would give them wisdom in planning the camp so that new and returning students will feel welcomed and encouraged to start the new year on campus.

Mon 9

AFES Evangelism || Jesus said: “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.” (Mark 8:35) | Pray that we would know the life that comes from giving up our lives for Jesus and the gospel. Pray that God would use our lives to spread his gospel this year.

Tue 10

Pray for ANU FOCUS students preparing for the new year; that they would be refreshed and granted a renewed zeal for Jesus. Pray they would also have wisdom as they seek to reach people for Jesus on campus this year.

Wed 11

AFES Apprenticeships || Pray for Apprentices completing their Apprenticeships in the next month, that God will give them clarity about their future ministry and further training, and that their labours in the Lord among students will bear fruit in the years and decades to come.

Thu 12

Pray for Port Mac CS students as they hold a ‘Summer Bible Study’; that they can invite school leavers and current students to read the Bible during the university break, and be encouraged in their faith.

Give thanks for CICI (IFES Armenia) and their ‘Summer Camp’. Give thanks to God for the work of the Holy Spirit at camp and pray that the students would continue to pursue Jesus while they grow as disciples.

Fri 13

Pray for ES Flinders Uni Adelaide’s Connect Camp team, as they deal with the logistics of organising a new camp location for ‘Connect Camp 2023’ (13-15 February). The current location is projected to be in flood at the time, so pray that God would open doors for a new location to be found soon.

Sat 14

Pray that in line with AFES’ second value, we will constantly shape all our methods, our ministries, and our mission by the Scriptures.

Pray for Uni Fellowship Launceston; that students would have a fruitful break over the summer holidays. May they use their extended time of rest to continue to glorify God with their lives.

Sun 15

Pray for Bathurst CS CSU as they begin planning for O-week 2023; pray that it would be a productive time for the planning team.

Mon 16

AFES Evangelism || Jesus said: “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?” (Mark 8:35-37) | Ask God that we would avoid the temptation of pursuing the world at the cost of our souls. Pray for five friends who need God to save their souls.

Tue 17

Pray for EU Sydney Uni students; that they would continue to meet up and pray for one another, the Sydney University campus, the Church, and the world over the university break.

Wed 18

Pray for CU RMIT CU staff; that they would enjoy a restful break after a busy year and be refreshed for 2023. Pray that they would be able to plan well for the 2023. Pray for the new executive team and student faculty leaders team – that they will faithfully step into their roles by loving and serving others and being joyful, unashamed witnesses to their classmates.

Thu 19

Pray for EOC ACU North Sydney as they are down to one staff worker. Ask that God would support and guide EOC, that His work would continue to be fruitful amongst the campus, and that staff and students would trust that God would provide and support the work on campus.

Fri 20

Pray for Orange CS CSU and those students who were part of the group at the end of the year who didn’t yet trust in Jesus. Pray that during the break they would continue to ask big questions and find good answers and return next year keen to put their trust in Jesus.

Sat 21

Pray for Credo UTS and their fantastic incoming leaders for 2023. Pray that they would remember God’s love for them in all they do and would continue to rely on Him in all things.

Sun 22

Pray for CU Deakin Uni Burwood students (Christian and non-Christian, old and new) over the month of January as club events take a short break. Pray for continued spiritual growth and development of their relationship with God. Pray this will be time of spiritual rest for club executives and staff and that God’s will for the club in 2023 will be made clear.

Mon 23

AFES Evangelism || “Jesus said: “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”” (Mark 8:38) | Pray that God would make us bold to not be ashamed of his words but courageously share the life and hope they bring.

Tue 24

Pray for MCU Murdoch Uni WA students to ground themselves in God’s Word and be constant in prayer so that they continue to mature in Christ through the uni break.

Wed 25

Pray for FOCUS GCU Deakin Uni Geelong’s new Executive Committee. Pray that God would provide wisdom and guidance, that they may understand the needs of the members and God’s direction for the club. May they be an example to the other club members, acting with discernment and living righteously.

Thu 26

Pray for Monash Parkville Christian Union and their newly elected executive committee; that they would grow in their love for Jesus. Pray for creativity and boldness in planning ways to engage their campus with Jesus for 2023.

Fri 27

AFES FOCUS || Pray for the FOCUS Strategy Team planning (27 January) for 2023.

Pray for CBM WSU Parramatta’s new students starting at WSU this year; that God would be working in their hearts even before that come on campus for the first time.

Sat 28

Pray that AFES will double our numbers offering themselves for Missionary Service by 2025.

Pray for ES Uni SA Adelaide and their leader’s planning day; that they would be led by the Spirit and it would be an encouraging time planning for next year.

Sun 29

Pray for Melbourne University Christian Union as they begin their weekly public Bible talk meetings (30 January), focussing on the theme of light. Pray that students would see how Jesus is the light of the world and be excited to share Him with their friends.

Mon 30

AFES Evangelism || “[Jesus] began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.” (Mark 8:31) | Thank God that Jesus suffered, died, and was raised for our salvation. Pray for opportunities to speak this good news each week.

Tue 31

Pray for CBS at UNSW’s ‘CBS Welcome Day’ (3 February). Pray for all the new first year students joining UNSW as they come get their first taste of a Christian group at university; that those still investigating Jesus will be encouraged to read God’s Word this term. Pray that the Christian’s starting university will grab hold of Campus Bible Study’s vision to boldly proclaim the crucified Christ as Lord of all on campus. Pray that they would make many friends in O-Week next week and practice being bold with the gospel.