The Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) is coordinated by the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), and has been celebrated since 1898, making it one of the oldest ecumenical days of prayer. It is marked on the third Sunday of February every year, serving as a tangible sign of our common life, connecting student movements and WSCF friends across the world. It’s coming up soon - this Sunday! 17th February - join in, join us, as we pray….
The FCG have been working with the Student Christian Movement over the last few years, as part of our work to develop how our churches can engage with higher education (HE) and universities. You can read more about the work FCG have done in the field of HE HERE.
Join students and churches around the world in February each year to mark the Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) or 'Student Sunday'. Save the date for 2019: 17th February.
SCM has produced a resource toolkit for 2019 that can be used by churches, student groups and individuals. You can download a copy of the 2019 Student Sunday resources here. The theme this year is Wondering and Wandering.
A call to pray
Merciful God, we pray for all those who are on university courses for degrees and vocational programmes.
We pray especially for those whom this is a new start… We know this can be a time of great change, so we humbly ask that you uphold and guide the students at this time of transition.
We pray for the tutors and chaplains in universities - loving God, give them the wisdom, clarity and patience to support the students and staff with compassion.
Living God, we pray for the parents, carers and church families who know and care for students. Give the parents, carers and our churches the courage to support and guide students.
Majestic God, as students aim higher and develop their God-given potential, give students firm foundations in your wisdom, rooted in your love and stability.
In Jesus' precious name, Amen