May 18, 2020
Recognizing the ability of the peace of God to guard the hearts and minds of those who love Him, on March 30, 2020, Grace Christian University invited the world to join with them in #19DaysofPrayer. As the group approaches 2,000 members, President Ken Kemper reflects on what this time has meant to him and to those with whom he has engaged.
“It has been incredibly encouraging to participate in the #19DaysofPrayer group on social media, as so many followers of Christ have daily, and fervently prayed together to seek the Lord during this time of international crisis. The clear and humble focus of fellow believers to express their hearts’ desire for God to work in the lives of others, and guide and protect those serving in all kinds of capacities in society, has been amazing! We are seeing the hand of God turn the tide in the spread of COVID-19 and minister to the hearts of people throughout the world. To God be the glory!” President Ken Kemper, Grace Christian University.
COVID-19 has been a catalyst for unity and these group members continue to pray for all those who are on the front lines and deemed essential. In the United States affiliates come from nearly every state and other #19DaysofPrayer members reside in Canada, Belize, Malawi, Germany, South Korea, Philippines, and Dubai. “Each day it has been a blessing to pray with fellow believers and see the goodness of God around the world. Prayers from a multitude of languages such as Hebrew and Kiswahili are reminding me of our connectedness across cultures”, Statia Smith, Partnership Coordinator for Grace Christian University.
Embarking on this call to prayer was an easy decision for this institute which is rooted in a commitment to serve Christ in church and society. President Kemper shared recently among the group, “As we care for one another, we exhibit the image of God truly in relationships.
By Statia Smith