UNITE Prayer Event Calls Students to “Reset”
PULSE, a movement reaching the millennial generation with a message of hope, hosted the third annual UNITE National Day of Prayer (NDOP) event at the University of Minnesota on May 2.
The event is targeted toward students but includes participation across generations. Nick Hall, founder and lead communicator for PULSE, challenged students to “reset” their lives by eliminating sin and harmful behaviors—instead, seeking hope in Jesus Christ. Hall spoke of historical revivals and called on the audience to cry out for God to once again send a great spiritual awakening to the nation.
This is the third year that the Mariucci hockey arena on the U of M campus has been the site of UNITE NDOP, a prayer gathering for campuses and churches in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. PULSE Events Director Jay Anderson estimated the audience was more than 2,000 people. The event featured music by nationally known Matthew West as well as the United Twin Cities Worship Band, a group of Christian worship leaders from various churches who came together specifically for this event.
The UNITE gathering linked up live with the national OneCry (onecry.com) radio broadcast that originated from the studios of the Moody Radio Network in Chicago and was aired on 500 radio stations around the country. Hall challenged the UNITE crowd and the broader listening audience to pray for the awakening of a young generation with a “supernatural reset” to come back to God and live out His purposes for their lives.
PULSE also announced a nationwide movement called RESET, which calls for prayer for the largest student and young people initiative in America’s history. “We’re sticking a stake in the ground,” said Hall, “and saying ‘America is Jesus country, we’re here for Him, and we’re going to lift high the name of Jesus.’” The RESET movement (resetmovement.com
) plans to go to 200 cities in three years and reach 2.5 million people, culminating with a historic gathering of students and other young people in 2015.
PULSE is the largest student-led prayer and outreach effort in America today and has one of the youngest and most highly trained ministry teams in the world. The ministry concept was inspired by a paper Hall wrote on evangelism for his English class at North Dakota State University. Hall subsequently founded PULSE in 2006. For more information, go to pulsemovement.com.
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