“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrew 4:16
This week we had the privilege of coming together as a student body and spending an entire morning in prayer. Canceling classes and having the entire morning for personal prayer and journaling; prayer time with the individual classes; prayer circles for a variety of ministries, our government, and much more; time for sharing scripture; and time for worship is so important to remind us all of why we are at Montana Bible College. Our students can gain all the head knowledge, but we pray they really KNOW GOD and grow in their personal relationships with Him! This day helps the students, staff, and the faculty focus on who God is and what He is doing. It is so important!
Here is what a few of our students had to say about the day:
Reid Strasburg, a senior at MBC said that he savored every moment of the morning because he realized this was his last day of prayer at MBC. What he loved most about the morning was the time we spent in little groups praying. Reid shared, “It’s cool to pray for all these things and realize we are a part of the bigger universal church. You really don’t know what people are going through until you are able to share and pray with each other.”
Noel Durfey, a freshman at MBC, shared she wasn’t looking forward to the day of prayer. She doesn’t like to pray in front of others and was really concerned she would have to pray out loud. She said she wasn’t pressured into praying out loud at all and she felt like she could relax and be present (and she actually DID pray out loud!). She said it was the best time of worship she’s experienced at MBC and loved not having to rush to classes, but being able to sing and praise God.
Kevin, a sophomore at MBC, said it was a gift to be able to set aside the worries of the day and give glory to God. “Any intentional time you can take to spend time in prayer is time well spent.”
Bethany, a sophomore at MBC, mentioned that the video about prayer that was played at the beginning of our time together was really encouraging (You can click over HERE to watch it). Louise Turner shared what we do when we don’t feel like praying and Bethany said that she feels like there is extra “weight” behind our days of prayer. Satan doesn’t want us to come together and pray and he fights against it. She has found it is always harder to pray on the “day of prayer” and this is when we NEED to pray harder. She said, “It’s powerful when a body of believers unites to lift each other up. It’s a wonderful time of healing as we take the focus off ourselves and lay ourselves before Him. As we pour our hearts out to Him, He pours back into us.”
It is so good to hear our students share about their experiences with the Day of Prayer, may you be encouraged by their word and may you join us in praying for them as they finish this spring 2022 semester.