Prayer Ministry Hopes To Meet Youths ‘hungry’ To Know God Better
Prayer Ministry Hopes To Meet Youths ‘hungry’ To Know God Better: According to a recent article, a global missionary campaign is aiming to reach Gen Zers who have abandoned God. Students are encouraged to take part in prayer time around their school’s flagpole in order to let them perceive God with their “whole hearts” and to do so.
An annual student-led prayer initiative called See You at the Pole involves students coming together to pray on the fourth Wednesday of September. Participants may be college students as well as primary, middle, and high school kids. Adults are welcome to pray anywhere.
The topic of the 33rd annual SYATP event, “Aflame,” was based on the biblical passage Romans 12:11–12. The theme of the 34th annual event’s topic is Jeremiah 29:13.
The national field director, Mr. Doug Clark, for the National Network of Youth Ministries, told The Christian Post that the verse has a “special meaning” for him.
According to Clark, when most people quote this chapter of the Bible, they cite Jeremiah 29:11, which states: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“But in the context of that, God says through Jeremiah, ‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart,’” Clark said, quoting a later section of the chapter.
Clark said. “So, the theme this year is ‘wholehearted.’ We want to challenge students to see God with their whole hearts.”
The Christian leader noted that at the time the book of Jeremiah was written, the people of Judah were living in exile, but God spoke through Jeremiah to offer words of hope. That God watches over those who pursue Him with a “whole heart.”
“I think there’s a remnant of students in Gen Z that are very hungry to know God better,” Clark said.
SYATP, a youth group, began with 45,000 teenagers in 1990. It has since attracted around a million students, with students leading events organized by Christian groups on campus.