National Prayer Initiative

Prayer Initiative

Snowy Heritage
Judy Moseman

"I love Bethel and have been connected with the institution since I came as a freshman in 1961, so I am delighted to serve the university through the National Prayer Initiative. I come believing in prayer, committed to being a person of prayer, and eager to learn even more of what that requires of me." Judy Moseman, National Prayer Initiative coordinator

The National Prayer Initiative exists to connect 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 prayer 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 publication that lists items of praise and requests for prayer.

  • National Prayer Initiative Teams
    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.

  • 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.

  • National Prayer Initiative Prayer Partners
    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.

  • 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.

  • Interested in Praying for Bethel University? If you're interested in being a part of Bethel’s National Prayer Initiative please contact Judy Moseman at or Julie Tutt at