Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 CORINTHIANS 7:10
Repentance, wholeheartedly turning back to God, allows the Body of Christ on campus to come to life again. When individual Christians listen to the Holy Spirit’s loving correction in specific areas of compromise and disobedience, confess these areas in humility and brokenness, and trust God to give them a new start, then believers on campus will experience the life and nearness of God.
“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). We are in need of times of refreshing to come upon our college campuses and upon the Body of Christ. If only we could see the joy and the life that would spring forth, we would simply repent and refuse to agree with sin. “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy” (Prov. 28:13).
It is in this atmosphere of open repentance and surrender that many spiritually hardened students will become intrigued with the believing community and begin to open up to the Gospel!
Pray that personal and corporate repentance will begin among the leaders within each ministry on campus. Pray that leaders will long for holiness to be revealed through their lives more than they long for the honor or praise of men. Pray that Christians across campus will respond to the conviction of the Holy Spirit with wholehearted repentance and surrender. Pray for Christians to express the love of Christ in such a way that many will experience the repentance that leads to salvation and heartfelt transformation! Pray for unbelievers to repent of their sin and turn to God and find new life in Him!