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Praying For Your Student

Support your child while they are at Liberty University and strengthen your own faith through prayer. The Parent and Family Connections Team has gathered these resources to help you pray for your student and for our university throughout the school year.

There are Weekly Prayers below to help pray ahead of the common highs and lows of your student’s academic experience. We also invite you to partner in prayer with the Liberty University community at large. Review LU Shepherd’s 24/7 Prayer message board and its campus Prayer Calendar

“Nothing of eternal significance ever happens apart from prayer” – Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.

“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you…” 

– Colossians 1:9-11 (ASV)


Weekly Prayers

Fall Semester

Pray for your student from move-in day to Christmas break.

Weeks 1-4

  • Pray Ephesians 6:10-18 and get ready
    • For spiritual battle
    • Pray 2 Timothy 1:7 to have strength in the Lord
    • Pray Matthew 22:37-39 to love God and love others
    • Pray Philippians 4:6-7 for gratitude and encouragement
    • Pray Psalm 91:1-6 and 14-16 for protection

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Weeks 5-7

  • Pray Matthew 7:24-25
    • For student leadership’s understanding and wisdom
    • Pray 1 Thessalonians 5:16-23 for grace
    • Pray Philippians 3:14 against homesickness, discouragement, and challenge
    • Pray Proverbs 17:17 for friendship
    • Pray Hebrews 4:16 for boldness to ask for help

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Weeks 8-12

  • Pray Romans 8:28-29
    • Pray for midterm exams and group projects
    • Pray to remember their spiritual armor
    • Pray Proverbs 3:5-6 for wisdom as they consider a change of major
    • Registration opens for spring courses
    • God’s provision and mercy for Financial Check-In (FCI)

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Weeks 13-15

  • Rejoice in God’s faithfulness
    • Praise in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    • Pray Matthew 22:37-39 as a protection over decisions and roommates
    • Pray for travel mercies during Thanksgiving break and for students staying on campus
    • Pray for upcoming finals and projects that they retain what has been learned and apply it

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End of the Semester

  • Pray to finish strong
    • Do not panic; remember Philippians 4:4-7
    • Pray for peace and endurance through final exams
    • Pray for the Lord’s wisdom and provision to complete intensives and jobs during break
    • Pray for travel mercies and safety for mission trips and CSERs
    • Pray the promise in 1 Corinthians 4:15-17 of God’s adopted family for those who need it

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Spring Semester

Pray for your student as they return to campus through to Summer break.


Weeks 1-4

  • Refresh your spiritual battle plan in Ephesians 6:10-18
    • Pray for grace as students develop into the adults that God has designed them to be
    • Pray for time management, planning, and choices; pray for balance
    • Pray for wisdom as students and their families learn to communicate long distance
    • Pray for roommates and relationships to be God-honoring and hope-filled

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Weeks 5-7

  • Pray Psalm 119:105 as encouragement and promise
    • Over your student’s life
    • Course assignments are bigger than students may have first anticipated; pray for renewed energy, motivation, and planning
    • Stress increases as motivation decreases
    • Identify challenges, discover and use campus resources, and renew their community and fellowship with others

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Weeks 8-9

  • Pray for their focus and energy
    • Pray for midterm exams and projects
    • Pray for endurance for students and faculty
    • Pray Philippians 4:4-9 to reset expectations, for the grace and strength to adapt
    • Advising is open for course registration
    • Pray for families as they prepare for their students to spend Spring Break at home

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Weeks 10-12

  • Pray Philippians 4:19 for wisdom
    • For travel mercies during Spring Break to/from Liberty
    • For those students who remain on campus
    • Pray for the safety and success of CSER projects and mission trips
    •  For provision in study abroad and LU Send trips
    • For courage and grace as students continue to develop their abilities and independence

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Weeks 13-15

  • Pray 2 Timothy 4:7 to fight the good fight
    • Balance between rest and study for final exams
    • Pray that students retain what has been learned and can apply it
    • Pray for the endurance to finish and the strength to finish well
    • Pray Philippians 3:14 to press on

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End of the Semester

  • Rejoice and give thanks in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    • For what the students have learned
    • Praise for another year at LU
    • Pray for Commencement, internships, CSER projects, mission trips, and jobs
    • Pray Proverbs 3:5-6 and Matthew 22:37-39 for incoming students next year
    • Pray God’s faithfulness in Matthew 28:20

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Pray Daily For Our University

  • President Dondi E. Costin and his family
  • President Emeritus Jerry Prevo and his family
  • Executive and Senior Leadership
  • Spiritual Development and Campus Pastors
  • Faculty and Staff in all departments
  • Student Government Association
  • The resiliency of our student body and families

Pray Daily For Your Student

  • Monday – they know the WILL of God for their life
  • Tuesday – their WALK will be worthy and pleasing before the Lord
  • Wednesday – their WORK will be productive and fruitful for the Lord
  • Thursday – their WISDOM about God will increase
  • Friday – they will WITHSTAND trials and temptations
  • Saturday – their WITNESS for the Lord will be strong
  • Sunday – their WORSHIP of the Lord will be powerful

 “With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and stay alert in this, with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.” – Ephesians 6:18 (HSV)

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