International Fellowship of Evangelical Students

united in prayer

'Change the university and you change the world.' Charles Habib Malik
Former President of the UN General Assembly
Pascal Lectures, 1981

We are constantly thankful for our prayer supporters' concern for student ministry. Together we are united in our prayer to see God working through vibrant national movements in every university.

Stand with brothers and sisters around the world as you use the resources in this section to guide your prayers.

prayer materials

Praise & Prayer: our quarterly newsletter, which focuses on different IFES regions, movements and specific issues facing student ministry.

Prayerline: each week we send a very brief email asking for prayer for a particular situation, usually on Thursday afternoon (UK time).

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how to pray for students

A guide to praying through the issues faced by students around the world.


Daily Prayer Guide

friday: unreached countries

There are still over 17 countries with a university system but no IFES movement. Pray for a movement to begin in these places. Pray for God to give us students with natural leadership gifts who can help establish an indigenous work.


Recent articles

christmas around the world

Christmas is coming! For those who know and love Jesus, this is a wonderful season to celebrate 'God become man'. However December can also be a time of sadness: some students are far from their home countries; others return home to difficult family situations. IFES groups all over the world…

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entrusted with the gospel

'Transform Australia and the world through radical, joyful, self-sacrificial living for the glory of Christ.' This is the long-term prayer of the students and staff of AFES (the IFES movement in Australia) who took part in this year's annual National Training Event (NTE) in early December. Transformation happens as…

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answering the call

'Sharing the gospel is the calling of all Christians. I knew this was what God was asking me to do but I just did not know how to respond.' This was Chris's reaction after he became a Christian at an evangelistic camp organised by SCF (the IFES student movement in…

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staff serving students

IFES staff and volunteers are a vital part of student ministry. UCU Colombia, who recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, knows how crucial good staff are in the development of strong student groups. Grace Morillo, General Secretary of UCU, comments on the strategic effect of national staff on the Colombian movement:…

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ready to witness

There is a saying that when Nigeria sneezes, the whole of Africa catches a cold. Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, plays a very important role in the affairs of the continent. NIFES, the IFES movement in Nigeria, also has a strategic ministry both within and beyond the country's…

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