“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
(1 Peter 5:8-10 NIV)
As Christians, we have an enemy. Every day Satan “prowls” around trying to find ways to derail us and take our focus off Christ and His love for us. College life presents a unique set of challenges and temptations from Satan. Pray for college students to “be alert” and see when Satan is trying to lure them away. Pray they would have strength to resist temptation and turn to the grace of Christ. Pray that God would protect their hearts, minds, and bodies from the work of the enemy, surround them with peace, and fill them with great wisdom for every decision.
Think about a specific student you know and the temptations they might face. For some it will be the typical “college” scene temptations of drinking or partying. For others it will be the temptation to find their identity and value in perfectionism. Still for others it might be filling their schedules too full or trying to please everyone around them. As you think about one student you know, pray for the specific challenges you expect they may face and that God would provide protection from the lies the enemy might tell them about those challenges.