“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:1-3)
As was mentioned in “Relationships with Friends” (Prayer Guide 13), God created us to be in relationship. The first verses in the passage above reminds us of how crucial our “cloud of witnesses” is. However, we can’t forget that the most important relationship is our personal relationship with God Himself. Pray that despite all the other relationships, tasks, classes, fun activities, and whatever else fills a student’s college years, that they’d always find time to invest in their relationship with Jesus. Ask God to help them keep their eyes on Jesus, the one who began writing their story, is perfecting it, and will one day finish it. Pray that they’d let Him have the pen, yielding their own will to His. Ask Jesus to remind students of how precious they are to Him and how much He loves them. Pray that their relationship with God would be the most important relationship in their life now and always!