People prayed in 2018

In 2018, 8439 people prayed for God to do something new in this generation of students.

And we gathered a global offering to pioneer new student groups. You can still join in by browsing prayer requests from students or giving to pioneering work.

In 2019, we plan to pray together on Friday 18 October.

Pray for something new

Today there are more than 200 million students worldwide. There are countries, cities and forgotten corners of campuses, without anyone to introduce these students to Jesus.

Join thousands of people around the globe to pray for God to do something new in this generation of students on 19 October 2018.

How you can get involved:

Pray for something new

Plan a prayer meeting, find resources and join a live prayer session.

Do something new

Step out in faith to do share the gospel.

Give to something new

Support an IFES initiative to pioneer 100 new student groups.

Where are people praying?

Do something new

For World Student Day this year we’re inviting you to consider how you could be a pioneer on your campus. Where are there unreached students in your university? What new step could you take to reach the students around you?

This doesn’t have to be a big new initiative. It could be a deliberate decision to take ten minutes to pray for your classmates on your way to a lecture. It could be inviting your friend to look at the Bible with you.

We’d love to be praying for you as you try something new. Share what you’re doing and how other students can pray for you by sharing a prayer request.

“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

Join a live prayer session

At moments throughout the day, we’ll be connecting across continents to pray together. Watch the live video and join in – everyone is welcome!

Pick your session below. Times are displayed in your local time zone.

Session 1 (English) October 2018

In our first live session, hear about pioneering work in India from Sathish. We’ll also be speaking to a student in Singapore and a staff-worker in the Czech Republic.

Watch on Facebook.

Session 2 (French) October 2018

Come and hear from Micaël about Bible/Quran discussion groups in France and meet some guests from IFES movements in French-speaking Canada and Francophone Africa.

Watch on Facebook.

Session 3 (English) October 2018

With host Flemlyn from Guyana, hear about pioneering work in the Caribbean and meet guests from IFES movements in Ukraine, the US and New Zealand.

Watch on Facebook.

Prayer Cards

How can you pray for students? How can others pray for your student group? We’ll have prayer cards online from 1 September and you’ll be able to print off copies for your prayer meetings.

See more prayer cards.

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