Sunday marked the first of 40 days of prayer and reflection for students at the University of Virginia.
The Student Prayer Collective on grounds organized the Collegiate Day of Prayer. This is the 101st year of the event.
Students at UVA and dozens of other college campuses around the country are calling for 40 days of prayer and fasting as a countdown to the National Day of Prayer on February 25.
“In colleges around the United States our future leaders are there, our future politicians are there. So, we want to make sure prayer is in the forefront of their life,” said Debra Yarde, Operation Esther Prayer Circle leader.
Hundreds of prayer meetings will take place from now until the end of February both on and off grounds.