“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV)
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NASB)
We mentioned a few prayer guides ago some of the temptations and challenges college students might face. One of the greatest challenges when it comes to really living out their faith is a lack of courage. It takes a lot of courage to stand your ground when a professor openly belittles Christianity. It takes a lot of courage to NOT go out drinking when you don’t have many friends and everyone you do know is hitting up the parties. It takes a lot of courage to set boundaries when the world is reminding you of all the freedom you now have as an adult. Young adulthood takes a LOT of courage. Ask the Holy Spirit to remind the college students you know what they stand for. Pray that God would fill them with courage to stand firm in the faith, to be on guard against attacks of Satan, and to remember that they can be confident and courageous because God is with them everywhere they go!