Traditionally, the Student Week of Prayer (SWOP) at Southern Adventist University has been an opportunity for students to share testimonies about how God has been working in their lives. Assistant Chaplain Jon Remitera has witnessed plenty of that among the young believers under his care. But he has also seen hesitancy and confusion regarding how best to communicate with God and listen for His still, small voice. To address that need, he has selected “Let Us Pray” as the 2012 SWOP theme.
“Just because I’m a chaplain doesn’t mean students should always look to me to bless the meal,” Remitera said. “That’s just one small example illustrating why we need to teach everyone how to pray.”
The week of student worship services, prayer walks, and prayer stations begins February 6 and culminates on February 11 with the conclusion of an all-day prayer period called Power 24. The Chaplain’s Office encourages everyone to invite friends and family to share in this week of spiritual resurgence. Please also remember to pray for Southern students during this life-changing time.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” –Philippians 4:6 (NIV)