How You Can Pray for Summer Camp

by Josh Consalvo, CDH10

Next week begins the 21st year of Crossroads Summer Camp! We are trusting and believing in the Lord to do immeasurably more than we could possibly ask or imagine. This summer alone we are expecting more than 5,000 students to join us on Anderson University's campus in Anderson, SC.

Camp is such a special week in the lives of countless students. We see hundreds of teenagers, week after week, give their lives to Christ, answer the call to ministry, dive deeper in their faith, and form long-lasting relationships with their youth group and our staff. But we know we can't do it alone! We believe strongly in the power of prayer and know that the Lord has been faithful to answer our prayers, but we also know that God is far from done and that we must continue to be faithful to Him in prayer.

Will you join us in what God is doing at Crossroads Summer Camp by praying with us as we enter camp season?

Pray for Students

  • Pray that students who have never heard the Gospel will come to trust in Jesus for the first time.

  • Pray that students would grow deeper in their walks with Christ and leave feeling refreshed, challenged, and prepared to continue living out their faith.

  • Pray that students would stay healthy and injury free.

  • Pray that youth groups would strengthen in community with one another, and students would feel free to open up and be vulnerable with one another.

Pray for Youth Pastors

  • Pray that all the logistics (travel, paperwork, etc.) prior to and during camp would run smoothly.

  • Pray that they would leave feeling spiritually refreshed.

  • Pray that they lead their students well, and are able to connect with their students in a way they’ve never experienced before.

  • Pray that college and adult chaperones build stronger and deeper relationships with their students to carry with them when they go back home.

  • Pray for discernment for the youth leaders as they lead church group time, that the Holy Spirit would lead and guide those times together.

Pray for Worship Leaders

  • Pray that all sound and production logistics would run properly all summer.

  • Pray for health for all band members throughout the entire summer.

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit would use the music to point students to Jesus and that students would experience worship in a new, exciting way.

  • Pray that the worship sessions would be distraction free so students main focus would be on worship.

Pray for the Teachers

  • Pray the speakers speak with clarity and boldness.

  • Pray that students would be receptive to the messages.

  • Pray that these sessions would be free of distraction.

  • Pray that the speakers would be obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

  • Pray for sustained health for our speakers.

Pray for our Staff

  • Pray for unity in our staff.
  • Pray that the Lord provides our staff energy throughout the entire summer.

  • Pray for the staff as they build relationships with the campers, that they would pour into each of them to have an everlasting impact on their lives.

  • Pray for our staff leading up to camp, many of them are finishing up difficult semesters of college, so pray they finish strong.

  • Pray for sustained health in all our staff.

  • Pray for spiritual growth in our staff.

  • Pray for our leadership staff as they prepare for summer, and as they lead throughout camp.

Thank you for standing with us! We are eternally grateful for you and your prayers. It's going to be the best summer yet! Follow the story at #CRSC16.