"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.” — E.M. Bounds
Thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer. Below you will find resources and links to the prayer side of our ministry. Check back often as we continually develop resources and host events as needed. May God bless you and in the words of Pete Grieg in his book How to pray - a guide for normal people, "When it comes to prayer, keep it simple, keep it real, and keep it up". May God bless yall!
UTK Prayer Walk
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
As followers of Christ, God calls us to “pray without ceasing.” Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have to bring us closer in alignment with God. Join us in a fellowship of prayer each time you are on campus. Take a moment to pray over our campus landscape inviting God’s presence each step along the way. Ask… for His wisdom, seek… His protection & peace, and knock… so that the doors to His kingdom blessings will pour out over Rocky Top and bring all honor and glory to Him.
There is no right or wrong way to do a prayer walk. Perhaps, begin by asking the Holy Spirit to guide you. Consider reflecting on some of the verses listed as you navigate the campus. Then, simply pray to the Father in the name of His precious son, Jesus.
Prayer Walk Map
Torchbearer Statue/ Circle Park
– Perhaps one of the best-known symbols of our University… One that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others.
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Psalm 18:2. Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Ped Walkway/Library/ One Stop
James 1:5 - If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
The Hill / Ayres Hall /Classroom Buildings/ Research Labs
Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Neyland Stadium/ Athletics/Rec Sports
- Romans 12:1- Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Father God, “May the words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14
In the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ Amen.