Connecting individuals and teams of people across the country to pray regularly for Bethel University.
This initiative has 40 prayer team leaders who have formed a team of individuals who believe in the power of prayer and strongly affirm Bethel's mission. The team decides how often they wish to schedule their prayer time and the time of day. To keep in touch, team leaders are sent prayer points, a monthly list of praise and requests for prayer.
Prayer team leaders and members have various Bethel connections: family related to current and former students, alumni, and friends. Our prayer team leaders range from young hockey moms to grandparents of current students.
There are many individuals who can't participate on a prayer team, but are faithful in praying for Bethel. Many have prayed for Bethel for years, while some have just begun to intentionally pray for the university. Bethel’s Prayer Initiative has more than 400 individuals who have committed to being Prayer Partners. They too believe that Bethel University is fulfilling the mission to which it has been called—the mission of God changing lives through a ministry in Christian higher education. We are grateful for those who participate in this way.
Staying in Touch
Sometimes it's difficult to get together. The leader simply distributes the monthly prayer points via email or regular mail. Circumstances may vary, but the bottom line is the same: Enlisting people to pray for Bethel.
Praying People Make a Difference
- "We often spend an hour in prayer—and that hour goes by so quickly."
- "In our sessions, we pray through the Scriptures as it relates to Bethel requests and praises."
- "We thank God for Bethel and have prayed for it for many years."
- "It’s interesting to be in a small group where all of the prayers are focused on one institution and mission—Bethel."
Your participation in the National Prayer Initiative is an encouragement to Bethel's leadership, as well as to faculty, staff, and students.