World Student Day

Friday 18 October 2024

Each year, World Student Day unites thousands across the globe in 48 hours of prayer. Students, staff, and supporters join together to pray for students worldwide and celebrate all that God is doing through local IFES ministry in the world’s universities.    

In a shaking, roaring world, we need times to be still – to stop the noise, pause for a moment, and find new trust in God as our refuge, strength, and ever-present help (Psalm 46). For this year’s World Student Day, we’re praying that students around the world can enter into that stillness. 

The storms are many: physical conflict, divided societies, economic uncertainty, peer pressure, heavy academic loads. Let’s pray for students to find sanctuary in Christ so that God might be honoured among the nations, exalted in all the earth. 

You can pray on World Student Day, share a prayer request, spread the word, receive updates, and start making plans. 

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“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”