Hope Africa University’s Annual Day of Prayer


“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it–the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know'”  Jeremiah 33:2,3


This was the theme of the Day of Prayer today at HAU in Burundi.  Each year classes and activities are halted for the day so the faculty and student body can devote themselves together to seeking the Lord’s will and way.  The faculty and administration know that without the Lord’s help they can do nothing and they want to set that tone for the year and the student body.  So at the beginning of the semester this Day of Prayer takes priority.  Today students, faculty and administration gathered at the church next to the University for this day of singing, adoration and prayer.


The current interim rector, Gerald Bates, read a list of many of the prayers from the last Prayer Day, including the arrival of the McCropder team, a container of medical equipment and new student housing, all prayers that had come to fruition during the past year.  He then recommended that each person call on our Mighty God because He is willing and able to hear and answer His people when they pray.  Prayer was made in French, English and Kirundi with songs and choruses being sung in all these languages too.  Prayer was also made for Burundi and the eleven other African countries that are represented by students at the University, as well as the U.S.A.  There was much praise, prayer and singing with great enthusiasm and joy for the God we call on and serve.  It was a privilege to be a part of this great Day of Prayer, to see how God is on the move at HAU, in Burundi and to be anticipating “the great and unsearchable things” we do not know.  Amen!

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