Week of Prayer 2017
Join us in praying for international students who come to the UK from outside the EU.
Seven prayer points for seven days are below - alternatively you can download the Week of Prayer Card by clicking here.
CHINA – Sends 91,215 students
The number of Chinese students coming to the UK far exceeds any other nationality. Pray that churches would befriend and witness to them, and connect them to Christians when they return home.
“I met a student from China and was able to give her a Chinese Bible. I was excited to hear her describing it as ‘the most precious gift she's ever received!’”
MALAYSIA – Sends 17,405 students
5,000 more students come annually from Malaysia than 5 years ago. Pray that the Malaysian students in your local area would encounter Christians and the love of God.
“I am so thankful that God has led me to you in St Andrews! Thank you for listening to me and praying for me.” – A student from Malaysia
USA – Sends 17,115 students
Students coming from the USA often have a Christian background. Pray that these students would quickly be able to join a church and start to reach out to their fellow students.
“Some of the most keen and dedicated members of our Christian Union have been students from the USA. We thank God for them.”
INDIA – Sends 16,745 students
Fewer students come from India than previously, but they still represent a large number of students coming to the UK. Pray that they would come to see the uniqueness and exclusivity of Christ.
“Thank you to Friends International for helping me to find a local church. Without your help it would have taken a long time, as well as adjusting to British church culture” – A student from India
NIGERIA – Sends 16,100 students
More students come from Nigeria than any other African nation. Pray that we would, through word and deed, love and share Jesus with these students in the UK.
“A Nigerian student has brought his family over to live in Lancaster. His wife has been in the Bible study over the last few months. It's been such a joy to see her commit to church and the Bible study!”
SAUDI ARABIA – Sends 8,570 students
Saudi Arabia sends more students to the UK than any other Islamic country. Pray that while in the UK these students would encounter Christ and would then return home with the truth living in their hearts.
"I didn't like it when I moved to the UK, but then I came to World Café and made friends. I am much happier here now." – A student from Saudi Arabia
THAILAND – Sends 6,095 students
Thailand is almost 95% Buddhist. Pray that these students would come to see who Jesus really is and what He has done for them on the cross.
"Pam from Thailand spent Christmas Day with us. She said: "I had a good time with you. In your home, before we had lunch, you asked to hold hands and pray... that was my first time to do that!”