What Happens When Students Pray

We recently chatted with Tamsyn Radmall who oversees the student ministry at Central Church in Edinburgh. Central has seen ten students give their lives to Christ since September and are discipling several more who had previously encountered Jesus on their own and stumbled into the church looking for some guidance on this new journey they had begun.
Tamsyn believes that prayer is at the foundation of it all and shares these stories as an example of what God has been doing through prayer in the lives of students.

“Prayer has become such a powerful part of the student ministry here at Central. Prayer has become more than petitioning God for certain things within the Christian community alone, but it has become a way in which God is calling people into relationship with Him.

Two different students recently tried out prayer and met Holy Spirit in it, subsequently giving their lives to Him.
One of the two girls tried out prayer because she was attempting to pray without God involved in it. She wanted to prove that atheists can use prayer as part of their atheist beliefs, without God. But instead of proving that you can pray without God involved, she ended up meeting Holy Spirit and coming to know God.
Another girl heard about prayer and simply thought she should try it out and then met God in it.

Two other girls, who at the time didn’t yet know Jesus, went up for prayer at church and had prophetic words given to them. Those prophetic words were on point and this helped them both to realise that God was real, was for them, that He speaks today and He is interested in speaking to them personally. Their response was to give their lives to God.”

We think God loves students and we are blown away by what He is doing in the lives of these young people!

If you work with students or are a student yourself, then 24-7 Prayer would love to resource and encourage you. Check out 24-7prayer.com/students for free prayer resources, a student blog and student events, among other things.

Crystal Cryer originally hails from Oregon, but now claims Scotland as home. She is the National Coordinator for 24-7 Prayer Scotland. She is also a Networker for Prayer Spaces in Schools in Scotland and is part of the Discovery family in Dunbar, where she is based.