It’s not long until the IFES family around the world will gather to pray for you and your student group! Prayer videos are a great way to give people a glimpse of your world and make your prayer requests more personal. And they’re really easy to make!
We’ll share prayer videos on this website and on social media. Here are a few steps to help you put your video together:
There are so many devices with cameras today that it’s easy to create and upload videos. Make sure the quality allows for people to understand what you say, but be reassured: we are not after professional videos!
Find a place and aim your camera so the video has a simple but meaningful background, maybe a landmark on your campus, or a place that represents your country or your university. Choose a quiet place, with no cars rushing by and away from the wind. We want to hear you!
It saves you painful editing work afterwards, and most non-actors do better on their first (nervous) try! It does not need to be perfect. A few hesitations in the video won’t prevent anyone from praying.
The script is to help you think through what you might say. Aim to speak for no more than 3 minutes. You can do it as an interview, with a friend asking the questions, or record the video on your own with just the answers.
When your video is ready, use the form below to send it to us. We’ll check it over and add it to our playlist for this year. Watch out for your videos appearing on the IFES Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Please don’t add a music track to your video. It can make it difficult to hear what you’re saying and if it infringes copyright, we will not be able to publish your video.
Here are some videos from World Student Day 2016 to inspire you:
Hi! [or Hello in your native language]
My name is … [name, surname].
I am from ... [country]
I go to ... [name of university, city]
and am part of ... [name of IFES movement, e.g. ’GBU Spain‘]
Thank you for praying for us! [or say Thank You in your native language]
We can’t wait to pray for you on 20 October!
Thank you for taking part in IFES World Student Day. We’ll have a look at what you’ve sent in and get people praying for you. Videos will be published on Facebook, YouTube and the World Student Day Website.
Come back on 20 October 2017 to see prayer videos from around the world.
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