There are so many awesome things about Mississippi College. Exciting functions, awesome friends, and faithful professors are what usually come to mind when I think about why I love this place so much. The one aspect of this campus that I tend to forget is our freedom worship to the Lord and to show our fellow classmates His amazing love. Today, the Lord reminded me once again of His faithfulness in leading me to a school like Mississippi College and blessing me with opportunities to pray for my classmates who are going through seasons of pain and hardship.
In two of my classes, a few classmates of mine were in desperate need of prayer. My professors allowed my classmates and I to pray over these students, calling on the One who is able to heal all diseases and restore all hopelessness. Praise God they were willing to give up their class time and allow the Holy Spirit to lead. Here at MC, we are beyond blessed to have the opportunity to worship and exalt Christ at any time we desire. I pray that we never take that for granted or let our time here at MC go to waste.
James 5:13-16 (ESV) says, “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
So many students are hurting, so many of my peers that I selfishly ignore because of my busy schedule and my lack of faith. My prayer is that our hearts would be open to comfort those in need around us each day. May every day, every class, every conversation, be filled with His presence. He is absolutely worthy of it all.
This song by Bryan & Katie Torwalt has been near to my heart lately. I pray that it speaks to you today and that it will spur us on to worship Him with our entire lives.