AFES FOCUS || Pray that new international students met during O-week can be enfolded into FOCUS groups.
Pray for Bundoora Christian Union at La Trobe University, Bundoora, and the start of semester, commencing on 27 February. Pray that students and staff alike can enjoy getting back into routine, and that they can be focused each day on the blessing of Christ’s love for them, especially when things are not so easy.
Pray for Edith Cowan University Christian Union, Mt Lawley, Perth’s connections made through the ‘Guild Fair’. Pray that people they made contact with would become part of the CU community through Bible Studies or CU times.
Pray for Bathurst Christian Students at Charles Sturt University as they run a board games afternoon on 2 March; pray that they would form good relationships with new members.
Pray for Murdoch Christians United at Murdoch University, WA’s first Campus bible talk on 2 March. Pray that it is a good opportunity to hear from the bible and to meet new students. Pray for the new student that come, may they be encouraged to join MCU so that they may grow in their relationship with God and be equipped to share the gospel.
Give thanks to God for a great start to the year for the University Fellowship of Christians at the University of Tasmania, Launceston, who were able to welcome a many new faces to their community through their conference ‘Kickstart’ on 17 February. Pray that this interest and attendance could increase even more throughout the year.
Pray for Griffith Christian Students at Griffith University, Brisbane’s O-week stalls which will be set up during the first week of March, at the Griffith Nathan campus, Griffith Mt Gravatt campus, and the Southbank campus. Pray that many students would find out about the group and want to come along.
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.
Pray for Uni Bible Study at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga members as they return to university this month. Pray that the Lord will strengthen them as they prayerfully proclaim the good news of Jesus on campus this year.
Pray for Credo at the University of Technology Sydney; that many would see the benefit of knowing and having faith in Jesus through their many weekly public events.
Pray for the GBU Chile movement (IFES Latin America), as with the rest of the country, they face the impact of severe fires in the south of the country. Pray for Nacimiento, where several movement staff live, which was heavily affected by fast-moving fires. The fire is also interfering with harvest time, so pray for those who live and depend on these crops.
Praise God for Monash University, Clayton’s Christian Union and FOCUS, that O-week was an amazing success, with over 150 signups as well as many more great conversations! Pray that newcomers would feel welcomed and encouraged to get involved in Monash CU over the coming semester.
AFES Evangelism || “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) | Thank God for the Holy Spirit who continues to empower evangelism. Pray He would make us bold to proclaim what the Apostles witness and recorded for us.
Give thanks for Bendigo Christian Union at La Trobe University, Bendigo’s new students that have connected with them during O-week. Pray for fruit as students open John’s gospel this semester at the weekly bible talks. Pray for the Wednesday night training time, that students are equipped to share their faith on campus.
Pray for University of Southern Queensland Christian Students’ ’Kick Off Camp’; that students from first year can come and learn about Jesus whilst making gospel centred relationships.
Pray for Christian Union at Deakin University Burwood, Victoria, and the connections they have formed leading up to the beginning of Trimester 1. Pray that students, new and returning, will connect with the club and grow in Jesus through the various events that have been run, such as the ‘Connect BBQ’, the stall during O-week, and their main Tuesday night event ‘Cross Cultures’.
Pray for University of Western Australia Christian Union’s small groups starting 7 March. Pray that many students would sign up to these bible studies so that they may grow in their knowledge of Christ through His word. Pray that the leaders running these studies would teach faithfully and lovingly.
Pray for Christians at University at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, and their executive team, who are gathering weekly to prepare for the Semester 1 of 2023. Pray that these meetings would be helpful for planning, but that they would also come away excited for the year ahead.
Pray for Canberra Christian Society at Australian Catholic University, Canberra, as they consider their club status this year. Pray that God would grant them wisdom in the decision-making process, and that they will continue to be a positive presence on campus either way.
Pray for Orange Christian Students at Charles Sturt University; that the first ‘Uni Bible Study’ would see many returning students keen to partner together to reach the campus for Christ. Pray that many first years would connect with the group early.
Pray for Charles Darwin University Christians, Darwin, NT, and that God would give them confidence and perseverance. Confidence to carry out scripture and be witnesses to God’s word on campus.
AFES Apprenticeships || Pray Apprentices will grow in being godly servants of Christ, trusting in God as they meet many students and will grow as teachers of His word, entrusting the gospel to faithful others.
Pray for Bathurst CS CSU as they run a foraging morning on 10 March; pray that they would have intentional conversations and remain a unified group under Christ.
Praise God for Christian Union, Macquarie University, Sydney’s O-week stall; that many people were reached, that there were lots of good conversations, and that lots of people signed up to CU.
Pray for Australian National University, Canberra FOCUS’s ‘Getaway camp’ from 10-13 March; that students will be stretched and encouraged by the teaching from 1 Kings and grow deep and lasting gospel friendships over the long weekend.
Pray for Sydney University Evangelical Union as their ministries begin for 2023; pray that student and staff leaders would be filled with a Godly wisdom and love.
Pray for GBU New Caledonia (IFES South Pacific); that more students would join the groups, and for the provision of the right people and the right resources to build up a long-term campus ministry.
Pray for Ballarat Christians at Uni, at Federation University as they operate with a reduced committee. Pray that God would give them patience and wisdom, and that He would protect them from burn out.
Pray for Evangelicals on Campus, at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney students as they start the new Semester. Pray that all students transition smoothly into a new routine, and that God would open opportunities for them to share the gospel with other students.
AFES Evangelism || “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11) | Knowing Jesus is seated on his heavenly throne and will return to judge, pray for one opportunity this week to share the gospel.
Pray for Ballarat Christians at Uni, at Australian Catholic University as they seek to interact with students on campus without an active presence on campus as a club.
Praise God for UBS CSU Albury-Wodonga and the opportunity they have, to run ‘Grab & Go BBQ Brekkies’ on campus again this year, held on 14 and 28 March. Pray that they will grow their connections to Christian and non-Christian students through these brekkies and for gospel-flavoured conversations to arise.
Pray for Port Macquarie Christian Students as they host various social events such as a trivia night and beach games evening for new students. Pray that these events would be a chance to further develop friendships and conversations about Jesus with O-week contacts; and that new students are encouraged to find a church family during the ‘Church Crawl’ event.
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 University of Canberra FOCUS as they begin their small groups and ‘T3’ training course. Pray that those involved would grow in their relationship with God and one another.
Pray for Subbies and FOCUS at the University of Tasmania and the international students who have attended the weekly evangelistic events at ‘Subbies’ and ‘Friday Night FOCUS’. Pray that they will continue to come back to hear the gospel, and that the seed of the gospel will grow and bear fruit.
AFES FOCUS || Pray as our FOCUS Strategy looks to build up FOCUS staff and students’ resilience as we work towards our AFES vision.
Praise God for GCS Griffith Uni Brisbane’s new students that have engaged with GCS. Pray that God would help GCS members to follow up the new students, to love them, and welcome them into the group. Ask that God would bring many non-Christian students to the group to the hear the gospel and be saved.
Pray for Bundoora CU La Trobe and their first-year students joining the group, pray that they would feel welcomed, safe and part of a community with the rest of the group.
Pray for CU and FOCUS Monash Uni Clayton’s ‘Base Camp’ on 17-19 March. Pray that it would be a time of great fellowship, that everyone who attends would feel encouraged to serve God throughout the year to come.
Give praise to God for CU Deakin Uni Burwood and their 2023 vision – ‘ABCs cross-culturally: Bible, prayer and community’. Pray that club leaders and members will faithfully seek this goal to give glory to Christ and proclaim His name on-campus. Pray that many students will connect with Jesus and grow in Jesus through being involved in ABCs (bible reading trios) throughout the year.
Pray for Uni Fellowship Launceston; that their weekly Bible groups could be encouraging and thought provoking to those who attend.
Pray for ACUCU Melbourne and their evangelistic efforts that will occur during O-week. Pray that there can be a culture of fellowship, community, and love within the CU.
Pray for CCS ACU Canberra as they begin the semester. Pray for the ‘ODay’ and ‘Market Day’ stalls, and that many new students will be interested to find out more about Jesus through CCS.
AFES Evangelism || “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. … “we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”” (Acts 2:4, 11) | Thank God that the nations continue to come to our universities and pray for many to hear the mighty works of God in their own tongues.
Pray for ANU FOCUS’ ‘Easter Mission’ weeks from 20-31 March; that students would be bold and clear in proclaiming Jesus’ death and resurrection on campus and that the Spirit would be at work transforming the lives of students who don’t yet know Jesus.
Pray that AFES will double our numbers offering themselves for Missionary Service by 2025.
Pray for Orange CS CSU and the two students coming to the group last year who don’t yet know and trust Jesus. Pray that they would connect again with the group and come to put their trust in Him.
Pray for Credo UTS’ Ministry Team Leaders; that they would be finding their refuge in God as they organise and support people around them. All so that Credo can function and that those in UTS may know about Jesus, praise God for them!
Pray for growth at CDU Christians NT. Pray that they may see growth in the number of Christians at Charles Darwin University; that they may grow and retain members at CDU Christians who join them at the start of a new year. Pray that all who join them, grow so they may find guidance and support in their journey as Christ’s followers.
Give thanks for BCU Fed Uni and the many first years they have interacted with. Pray for the group as it looks like they might double their Christian population within the club.
AFES Apprenticeships || Pray God will raise up servant hearted gospel workers for the nations through AFES Apprenticeships, who will be courageous and sacrificial in taking the gospel to those who are gospel poor.
Pray for CU UWA Perth and the various social events they are running to welcome students to the CU for another year. Pray especially that the first quiz night on 23 March, would run smoothly and would help encourage the first-year students to engage in the community and strive to live for Christ.
Pray for Bendigo CU La Trobe’s ‘Western Victorian Base Camp’ from 24-26 March. Pray for good attendance at the camp, and that students would have Gospel clarity so they can apply what they have learnt and share about Jesus on campus.
Pray for CU ECU Mt Lawley Perth’s accreditation application with the Guild. Pray for wisdom and patience as the group manages the application process, and that it would be a smooth path to being approved so the group can then open a bank account for the CU.
Pray for EU Sydney Uni, that God would bring revival at the University of Sydney. Pray that many students and staff may come to know and love Jesus as their Saviour.
Pray for USQ Christian Students; that they would continue to build contacts and relationships from O-week. Pray that students would consistently attend on campus events like the Bible talks and Bible studies.
Pray for IFES South Asia and their ‘Scripture Engagement Multipliers Network’; that the Scripture Engagement team would help other regions and movements to explore how the Scriptures speak into the unique issues and challenges within their cultural contexts.
Praise God for BCU ACU; that they might have an option for participating on campus this year. Pray that God would open doors, so Christ can be proclaimed at ACU.
AFES Evangelism || “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy” (Acts 2:17) | Thank God that as He promised through Joel, now is the time when all God’s people are filled with His Spirit to proclaim His mighty works. Ask that God would speak through you to your friends.
Pray for Uni of Canberra FOCUS and their upcoming camp ‘Getaway’. Pray that many first years would be able to come along and get connected in with the group.
Pray for EOC ACU North Sydney as they study Hebrews this semester. Pray that everyone would be reminded to ‘hold fast’ to the faith that they believe in.
Pray for Subbies & FOCUS UTAS; that God will bring more Christian students to join and serve in the team at FOCUS Hobart to reach out to our international student friends who have not yet heard of Jesus.
Praise God for CU Mac Uni’s first ‘CU Public Forum’ for the year. Give thanks that there were 123 people who came and ask that this number will continue to grow throughout the year.
Pray for MCU Murdoch Uni WA’s ‘Faith & Film’ event on 30 March. Pray that MCU members will have courage to invite non-Christians along to hear the gospel. Pray that as they watch the movie and spend time discussing themes afterwards and how they relate to the bible, that there would be many fruitful conversations.
Pray for Port Mac CS as they launch ABC groups this year. Pray that this Bible study model would grow people as Christians and evangelists for Christ in their workplaces and University life. Pray that students can invite many non-Christians to read the Bible each week.