What a joy it was to commission our college students yesterday! We prayed for each one and gave them a copy of a special edition of John’s Gospel for witnessing and giving to others.
(not present, but we prayed for them: Howard Galloway and Charlie Pivetti, as they already had begun classes)
Lord, watch over these young people as they continue live out their witness to Jesus on the campuses of California. As they gain knowledge, may they also increase in wisdom. Strengthen them in their faith; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen
The idea for this came in our late night discussions at the Youth Gathering in Estes Park. 4 of 5 were graduating seniors and wished to be able to witness to Jesus on campus. We talked about that as a life time opportunity. Also, I offered the commissioning service, which all of them were excited about.