For You From The Word
When others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them the same help and comfort God has given us. (2 Corinthians 1:4, TLB)
For You To Think About
As students head back to campuses each year, leaders look for ways to promote an environment of stability and safety. Many draw from past experiences in the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, when college chaplains found ways to offer comfort.
At a rally at a state university, Rev. Dan McClintock helped students break into small groups to pray.
At a private Catholic college, campus minister Ruth Payne held a prayer service outdoors in a grove of blooming azaleas.
At a vigil at a private college, Rev. Narcie Jeter and 1,000 students signed a banner of encouragement.
The chaplains’ goal? “To create a safe space where students can pray, vent, express doubt, sadness or grief,” said Jeter. “That kind of space provides comfort.”
What about students on campus who face an unplanned pregnancy? They, too, face a season of fear and uncertainty. You can give pregnant students a safe space and comfort with prayer, worship, encouragement, and acceptance.
For You To Pray
Use us this day to comfort to students who face an unplanned pregnancy. Allow us to create a safe space for these students to pray, vent, talk and plan without fear.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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