11/07/2007

A group of Christian students from Arizona State University (ASU) spent the last 21 days praying outside of a chapel on the Tempe campus. The students took turns praying all through the day and night – 24/7. They picked the length of time as 21 days arbitrarily, reported the Arizona Republic. The students started on October 8 and will continue to pray until Monday. (The 21 days of prayer excluded Friday night to Sunday night, as many students go home during weekends.)

The Arizona Republic also referenced a recent study by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. The research indicated that, among 112,000 incoming college students in 2004 (today’s college senior’s), 80 percent have an interest in spirituality, 76 percent are searching for meaning or purpose in life, and 80 percent attended a religious service in the past year.

The ASU student prayer effort did not attract controversy, as students either passed by or joined in. There were poster boards and pens set up on the chapel lawn to allow students to jot down their thoughts or prayers. To read more about the event, click here.


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