April 3, 2008 : Jake Ford
Of the many opportunities for spiritual development that Liberty University provides, prayer groups are definitely one of the best. Once a week, students have the chance to get together with other students on their hall to socialize, worship, and learn about God. As stated by Liberty, “prayer groups are designed to meet the spiritual needs of a student and to develop spiritual growth and maturity through Bible-study, peer interaction, and prayer.”
Prayer groups consist of about 5 or 6 students and a prayer leader from each hall. Groups of this size allow students to grow together and bond with each other. It is also a great way for new students to meet others. Prayer groups provide a great way for students to have accountability. Each prayer leader meets with the students in their group on an individual basis during the week. Not only does accountability bring students closer together, but it also gives the students a way to be more personal.
Students are not required to attend prayer groups during the week, but it is highly recommended. Prayer groups are a great way for students to grow in the knowledge of the Bible and to strengthen their relationship with the Lord.