Monday, August 8, 2011

Looking for Prayer

Instead of the blogging challenge, which I'll resume tomorrow, today I'm going to share some important prayer requests.  While you're reading this, I am at Impact camp at Texas A&M.  Impact is a short camp for Christian freshmen who are attending A&M.  I'm writing this ahead of time and I'm very nervous about the camp.  I'm not an outdoorsy person and I'm most definitely not an outgoing person.  I'll be in a strange place surrounded by strangers, sharing a room with at least one person I don't know.  A little out of my element, which can be good for me at times.
Anyways, I could really use your prayers right now.

1.) Please pray that Impact will be everything it needs to be for me.  Pray that I will be able to overcome my shyness and make wonderful Christian friends who will make starting college so much easier and who will hold to the same standards that I do.  Also please pray that my insomnia won't take over and I'll be able to sleep at night.

2.) Travel prayers would be very nice as well.  I will be traveling to and from A&M (which is ten hours away from my house) a few times this month.

3.) Please pray that my transition to college will go as smoothly as possible.  Pray for my homesickness to be minimal, that I'll be able to overcome my fears, and that I'll be able to make friends.

4.) I'd also appreciate any prayers regarding my classes.  I'm nervous about a few of my classes (College Algebra and Government, to be specific).  I know I have the ability to pass them with A's if I try hard enough, but please pray that God will give me the strength, memory, and perserverence to make good grades this semester.

5.) I really need to find a good church and Bible study group.  I'll be visiting a lot of churches over the next few months and I'd really like to find one that will help me grow in my faith.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers.  They are so important me, especially during this crazy time of my life.  If you have a prayer request (or more than one!), feel free to leave it in the comments.  I will gladly pray for you too.


  1. I'll be praying for you! I hope you're having a good time at camp, and that you're meeting lasting friends who can support & encourage you!

    Could you pray for me, that I can apply the things I've learnt at the camp I've just come home from, and experience a change in the way I live my life, and the way I feel about myself, continuing as a changed child of God, rather than returning to the person I was before I went!

  2. I'll be praying Emily! Have fun at the camp! I know you'll do great at college!


  3. Hey sis, I'm praying...hard. Know that you're not the only one going through this. As I read this everyday the bits about college echo what I'm hearing from my best friend. Love ya sis!