Prayer and Praise: A Regular Rhythm for Covenant Students
One unique aspect of Covenant’s residence life is prayer and praise (P&P). Every hall on campus hosts weekly opportunities for students to reflect on their lives and how God is moving and shaping them. P&P, which is planned by the resident assistants, provides brothers and sisters in Christ the chance to engage in rich conversation and dive into God’s word together.
Experiencing Jesus Together
At P&P, it is common for hallmates to share testimonies, pray over one another, and discuss current events from a biblical perspective. RAs use this time to bring the hall together in worship, but the RA is not the sole leader. Everyone on the hall is encouraged to share and, if they want, to lead P&P. Hall leadership teams are regularly called upon to plan and coordinate P&P for their hall. By giving each person on the hall a voice, P&P is an example of what a supportive biblical community looks like.
Building Biblical Community
P&P can take many forms, and it is not always exclusive to individual halls. Building-wide P&P and brother-sister hall P&P are just two examples of ways that halls fellowship together. Covenant students delight in getting to know one another deeper through their learning of Scripture. Students have also been known to host worship nights where hallmates are invited to sing and play instruments.
We want students to leave Covenant with a strong relationship with the Lord, and one way this relationship grows is through our involvement in biblical community. P&P is a way for students to not only see and feel the love of Christ through others, but it’s also a way that they can serve their hallmates.