Prayer Requests

As Christians we stand in  all people and especially those who stand on the edges of society. We post prayers and in support of other students, SCMs and Christians around the world.

  1. SCM Great Britain Statement of Solidarity

    SCM Great Britain has released a statement of solidarity with the National Sikh Students Alliance and the Sikh community:

    We wholeheartedly condemn the horrific attack that took place on the 5th August at the Sikh temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We send our sympathy and solidarity to the Sikh community, both in Wisconsin and across the world, at this difficult time.

    The student movement stands in solidarity with all victims of racism and far right aggression. We recognise the need to challenge and oppose racists and neo-Nazis, both in words and on the streets. We also struggle against the poverty, inequality and alienation that help fuel racist and far right ideas.

    We reaffirm our solidarity with the Sikh community and our commitment to working with them to try and prevent atrocities like the attack in Milwaukee from ever taking place again.

    A joint statement by the National Union of Students, UJS, FOSIS, NHSF and SCM, standing in solidarity with the National Sikh Students Alliance and the wider Sikh Community.

    The statement can be found here. Find out more about SCM Great Britain on their website.

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  2. Call to Prayer for Nigeria

    The World Student Christian Federation invites our members and friends to join us in prayer for Nigeria, in the wake of the violence being carried out by the Boko Haram sect in Northern and Central Nigeria. We pray for the families and communities of those killed recently, including those killed in the attacks on churches in the cities of Jos and Biu last month.

    We recognize the vulnerability the Nigerian people feel in their places of worship to be a violation of their right to worship publicly. We hope the federal government of Nigeria will be more strategic in its attempts to protect Nigerian citizens.

    The WSCF also echoes the call of Christian leaders in Nigeria, including leaders of our member Student Christian Movement, for Christians to respond with prayer instead of violence. SCM Nigeria has emphasized to us that they are not in support of any reprisal attacks.

    WSCF affirms and prays for the leaders from both Muslim and Christian groups, who are currently reaching out to one another and seeking a tolerant society, and we ask that God would give them wisdom and bless their efforts.

    WSCF stands with the members of the Student Christian Movement of Nigeria in their role as peacemakers. We uphold the efforts of the young Nigerians to bring peace, understanding, and reconciliation to their communities, and recognize the very real risk this poses to them in areas most affected by the violence.

    Finally, we pray fervently that God may soften the hearts of those who would commit violence against another human being in the name of religion. We join the students in our member Student Christian Movement in Nigeria in praying that those who would join the Boko Haram might find purpose in their lives that would allow them to live in harmony with others.

    Our God, hear our prayer.

    “O Blessed Lord, who thyself didst undergo the pain and suffering of the cross: uphold, we beseech thee, with thy promised gift of strength all those of our sisters and brothers who are suffering for their faith in thee. Grant that in the midst of all persecutions they may hold fast by this faith, and that from their steadfastness thy church may grow in grace and we ourselves in perseverance, to the honour of thy name…”

    — from WSCF’s Venite Adoremus II: Prayers and Services for Students p.191, reprinted from Gilbraltar Diocesan Journal.

    Christine Housel
    WSCF Co-Secretary General

    Horacio Mesones
    WSCF Chairperson

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  3. A Prayer for the Executive Committee

    The Chairperson of WSCF Europe, Sofie Eriksen, on behalf of the European Regional Committee would like to share a prayer for the Executive Committee Meeting of WSCF taking place 20-26 May 2012 in Berlin Germany.

    Let your healing spirit be with us.

    When we leave our homes and travel
    When we meet
    When we work
    When we pray.

    Let the wounded souls be healed
    Let the pride fade away.

    Let the your love remind us
    Why we travel
    Why we meet
    Why we work
    Why we pray.

    Help us to take care of each other
    to care for and nurture your light that shines within each and every one of us.

    Let us meet with open minds and hearts
    Let us see what you see
    Let us hear what you hear.

    Be with us.



  4. WSCF Prayer for His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

    A prayer in commemoration of the life and ministry of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III at a gathering in Cairo on Saturday 28 April 2012, organized by the Middle East Region of the World Student Christian Federation and the Ecumenical Movement in Egypt, one of the student movements of the WSCF.

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  5. Students in the Philippines express solidarity with local farmers

    A Message from SCM Philippines

    Student group asks the President to heed SC landmark decision on Hacienda Luisita

    The Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) expresses congratulations to the Hacienda Luisita farmers for their defiant struggle for the distribution to the toilers of HLI land. It proved that with unity and unwavering struggle, there is a “light at the end of the tunnel” so to speak.

  6. Prayer of Condolence

    WSCF Members, Staff and Senior Friends are all united in sending our heartfelt sympathy at the loss of the beloved brother and colleague to the family of Rev. Peter Kodjo who passed away 27 February 2012.

    Guided by our tradition of mercy and compassion, we are holding his entire family in our hearts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

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    Posted by: wscfe-editor on March 19th, 2012 9:51 am / Continue Reading »

  7. Universal Day of Prayer for Students

    The Universal Day of Prayer for Students is one of the longest established ecumenical events. It was first celebrated on 13 February 1898 at the second meeting of what was then known as the General Committee of the World Student Christian Federation.

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  8. A CESR Prayer for Climate Justice


    In the morning sun and quiet moment of a day yet to begin; we are present with open hearts.

    Your earth is our home, it is our hiding place, it is sacred.

    We remember those who have been here before

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