As college students settle in to Statesboro, either for the first time or as a returning student, filling their calendars with study groups and social life activities, a large number will gather on Georgia Southern University’s Greek Row to pray for the community and fellow students in Statesboro and across the country.
For the third year in a row, students will gather Wednesday in GSU’s Greek Row at 8:30 p.m. to pray for the community and the upcoming school year and invite all students, alumni and community members to join them for a time of worship and prayer.
Greeks, non-Greeks, athletes and scholars stand in unity, putting aside their differences, while realizing their common bond of heritage in the Lord.
“Through the Georgia Southern Prayer Walk, many walls have crumbled and bridges built, not only on Greek Row, but throughout the campus of Georgia Southern University and beyond,” said Liz Corbett, Georgia Southern Alpha Delta Pi alumni and supporter of the Prayer Walk.
Corbett said, “The student-led event hopes to reclaim a heritage, believing that standing together makes all the difference as stated in Ecclesiastes 4:12, ‘Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands it is not easily broken.’"
Following a time of music and collective prayer, participants will be encouraged to move at their own pace or pray in small groups along Greek Row.
Corbett, who volunteers with college students in various capacities, said the event is special because of its student-led nature.
“Students are growing closer to the Lord and leading others to him by example through how they live their lives,” said Corbett.
Greek Row will be closed to vehicles for the safety of the participants, but nearby parking is available on campus.