48 hours to pray together for students around the globe

World Student Day is an annual day that unites our global movement to celebrate all that God is doing through IFES, and to pray for one another, as well as for the needs and opportunities of the coming year. 

This year on Friday 21 October, thousands of students and supporters from around the IFES fellowship will gather in prayer over 48 hours, to bring ourselves, our student groups, our universities, and our nations before God. We are asking him to renew

Will you join us in prayer?   

Last year, 30,517 people from 144 countries joined us to pray! Currently 193 people have signed up to this year’s World Student Day. Go here to add yourself or your prayer group to the map below.  

OUR THEME: RENEW 

‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’ 

(Isaiah 43:19) 

Praise God that he doesn’t just make things better. He makes them new. 

Real renewal is never something we can manufacture. At our best we are still the same old creatures of failure and sin. Renewal only comes from outside our broken world and its broken people.  

But God is bringing the whole of creation to newness of life. He’s calling us to put down our distractions to let ourselves be brought into the freedom and glory of his kingdom.  

Students around the world are yearning for this newness after the pandemic, political turmoil, and natural disasters of recent years. For our day of prayer this October, let’s turn to God from our own inadequacies, and embrace the new things he is doing in our individual lives, our student groups, our churches, and our universities.  

As a global fellowship, we must put our faith in the God of the streams in the wasteland. 

 

HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN 

Find everything you need to keep praying for students all through the year.

  • Share a Prayer Request

    How can we pray for you? What renewal could God bring to your university? Share your prayer request so that thousands of fellow students and supporters can pray with you on 21 October.

  • Plan and Prepare

    Think through what a commitment to pray for students on World Student Day could look like for you, your student group, your church, or your national movement.

Stay in Touch 

Sign up to the WSD emails for updates that will help you plan for the day, including prayer cards, video, and design resources.  

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