|Carrying the crosses|
Heath Vogt, a student at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, carries wooden crosses to a field at LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center for a special morning prayer service during National Collegiate Week. Photo by Chris Sinclair
GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--The murmur of lowered voices mingled with the melody of worship songs as groups of students huddled in the morning sunlight.
The sounds of hammers pounding wood quickly cut through the quiet morning as groups of collegians from across the country and as far away as Australia staked more than 70 crosses on a field opposite the prayer garden at LifeWay’s Glorieta Conference Center.
|Prayer at the Cross|
University students pray beside a wooden cross during National Collegiate Week at LifeWay's Glorieta Conference Center. Students wrote prayer requests on small crosses that they then staked in the ground of a field across from Glorieta's prayer garden. Photo by Chris Sinclair
Written prayer requests covered the 2-foot crosses -– petitions for nations, friends, college campuses.
Each cross represented students “staking down a claim on your campus this fall and spring,” National Collegiate Week speaker Jon Randles told the crowd in opening the Aug. 3-9 gathering at Glorieta outside Santa Fe, N.M.
Randles, a popular collegiate ministries speaker, encouraged Collegiate Week attendees to understand and nurture their passion for Christ. Read More