25,311 people from more than 138 countries and territories united to pray for students around the world on 20 October.

See how students and movements across six continents marked the day:

If you were part of a prayer group but haven’t yet signed up on the World Student Day map, it’s not too late – let us know where you were praying. And if you weren’t part of World Student Day 2023 but still want to pray, then you can still access all the Prayer Cards from students, staff, and movements – as well as the ‘Persevere’ devotional and playlist. 

We hope that you will keep praying for student ministry around the world throughout the year. A great way to do that is by using our fortnightly Prayerline – a snapshot of student ministry in one country with points for prayer. And don’t miss next year’s World Student Day on Friday 18 October 2024

We believe that this ministry is fruitful and effective only as we seek God’s enabling power and life-changing love. So, thank you for praying on World Student Day for students to persevere as witnesses of Jesus Christ. Let’s remain united in our prayers for them. 

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” 
(Romans 12:12) 

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