What do students pray about?
The Bible Institute has two ‘Quiet Days’ every year.
A “Quiet Day” at college is a day of no lectures; it’s a day set apart for the staff and students to reflect, to pray and to be encouraged in the Word of God. On the first Quiet Day for 2014 Mr. Emil Katz, from the UEF Fellowship in Fish Hoek challenged us to examine ourselves in the Faith. In the prayer session the students gave some requests drawn from their own experiences. These points included prayer for sickness, injury and death of friends and family. We prayed about the SA elections and the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. We prayed for a student who has a family member who is reported missing. We prayed about incidences in some student’s families involving witchcraft and emotional trauma. This sounds like a bottomless pit of sorrow… until you take it to the Lord in prayer. Then, suddenly there is hope and comfort and we can confidently echo Paul’s words about the living God “who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” (2Co 1:4-5 ESV)
Surely we have the greatest King of Kings!