Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thrusday A Call For Prayer For Virginia Tech

Holly, at Crownlaiddown has an excellent post on an article written by Dennis Rainey of Family Life. His daughter who is a college student, because of an enormous burden for those hurt by the shooting at Virginia Tech has stepped forward and asked people from all over the world to join her campus in prayer today at 7:00 p.m. The following is an excerpt from the conversation between Laura and her Dad that started it all.

Romans 12:21 to her: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."(Spoken by President Bush about the incident at V.T.)
“The Scripture gives us resolute purpose: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
I then challenged Laura to take the lead with a few student leaders on campus to join with her and organize a campus-wide prayer meeting Thursday for the Virginia Tech students, faculty and families.
There was silence on the phone.

After a few moments, my adventuresome, "go for it" daughter, Laura, declared, "I got it! I'm on it! I'll do it!"
I had a few more words of encouragement and we said goodbye. I concluded by asking her to keep me posted on what was going on.”

The following was posted on The Campus Crusade website. Let’s remember to join with them in prayer at Today at 7 p.m. There is also a place on the web page where you can let them know you are praying.

A Call to Prayer

In times like these we desperately need God - we need God to meet with us, to comfort us, and to give us perspective. We need to look heavenward to the One who can give grace and pour out His mercy in our time of need.
In view of this, the leadership of Campus Crusade for Christ invites you to join together sometime this Thursday in a concerted gathering to call on God. Perhaps you could invite others in your community to join together with the staff, students, alumni, and laypeople throughout our country to call on the Lord to work in this very difficult situation.
I also think it would be an incredible testimony and blessing to the Virginia Tech community to know there has been such an outpouring of love demonstrated by prayer.

What To Pray For On Thursday
The staff at Virginia Tech have asked us to specifically pray for the following things:
The families of the students who were killed
The students who were injured and still in the hospital
Four students that were involved with Campus Crusade were killed. Please pray for their families and friends.
Survivors of the shootings who witnessed the horrors of that day. Pray for God’s grace and comfort
Pray for wisdom for the CCC Staff and other campus ministers and pastors as they seek to counsel and love the hurting students

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