Posted by: Brian Musser | May 31, 2012

Drexel Photo Prayer Blog 2

One of my passions is to intimately connect the larger body of Christ in our churches with our academic communities.  There is so much going on at Universities and Colleges.  Students, faculty, professional staff and administration need you to know and care about who they are and what they do.  From time to time I will post an image of Drexel and some related prayer concerns. Although I work specifically at Drexel and these posts will be specifically about Drexel, please use these prayer posts to not only pray for Drexel but for the academic community most closely connected to you and all academic communities in general.  For the majority of the pictures the photographer is Michael “Hair” Kelley the Baptist Campus Minister at Widener University.  He is a semi-professional photographer so if you like his work feel free to contact him at

Ross Commons and Millennium Hall at Drexel University

Ross Commons (foreground) is a student gathering space with a restaurant, game room, lounges and meeting rooms.  Millennium Hall (in the rear of picture) is Drexel’s newest residence hall. Students do not only do education at Drexel but they do all of life while on campus.  They sleep, eat, hang out, relax and everything else that makes up a day and night of a young adult.  They do this together, right next to a bunch of other students.  Please pray:

1.  For students as try to figure out how to live on their own for the first time with other people trying to live on their own for the first time.

2. For students as live in close proximity with others who live, act, think, behave and believe differently them for the first time.  Most students come from families that are a lot more similar than they are different.  Living among the differences (including difference in religion) for the first time causes a great deal of stress.  Pray that students are able to cope with this stress in healthy ways.

3. For wisdom for administrators, resident directors, student resident assistants and other campus staff as they try to manage the unique challenge that can be residential life.

4. For Christian students as they try to learn and live what it means to follow Jesus in a dormitory.

5.  For those students that feel isolated and lonely even in the midst of so many others.

6.  For safety from violence, alcohol and/or drug abuse, poor life decisions and other things that may ruin a students life.  Any time there are that many people living that closely together there is always the possibility of chaos and danger.

7.  For me and other campus ministers as we try to be as much of a blessing to residential life as possible.  Pray that we have the needed access to make Jesus present Drexel.

Thank you for your prayers.  If you took the time to pray for Drexel students today please let us know by leaving a comment below.


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