Emerging Scholars Network recently published an article by Jamie Noyd which provided suggestions for how walking can be a means for praying for one’s campus. She envisions the campus as a crossroads, “a place of intersection where the church and academia meet.”
Noyd has walked the campus weekly this past year, praying that she would see the university campus as God does. She notes that “the discipline of being present on campus and looking has slowly been changing [her] heart and helping [her] to recognize the presence of God’s kingdom in this place.”
Noyd gives the following suggestions for how others might also walk through campus and pray for the university:
- “Look at the buildings – old and new – and pray for the work going on in them.
- Look at posters of upcoming lectures and events. Are you drawn to attend any of them? How can you pray for them?
- Ask for compassion for the students, faculty, and staff walking past – and pray that they may be blessed.
- Ask God to show you the good way to live out the good news on campus and the courage to walk in it.”
For more suggestions for how to grow spiritually while being connected to academia, I encourage you to read more of the series.