7 Good Prayers for College Students

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As Christians we are continually encouraged and even admonished to pray for one another. As our children grow and go off to college our prayers for them are essential as they begin to face “the real world”. They need to remain in prayer as well. Here are seven good prayers for college students that you might want to use as you pray. These can easily be adjusted for use by the student or by others who love them and want to lift up intercessory prayers for college students.

Praise and Worship 

Dear Lord, as I continue in this new college life help me never to forget to devote time of praise and worship to You. I know that you are the One who sustains me and the least I can do for everything that You have done for me is to dedicate time to You. Help me to know that renewing my mind in You is a necessary part of my life. Nudge me out of bed on Sunday and if there is a good mid-week service please make it so I can go to that too. Send new friends my way that are like-minded Christians who will attend services with me and hold me accountable when I am absent. I love you Lord and I want to praise and worship You. In Jesus name, Amen

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1-2) 

Instructors and Administrators 

College students have new leaders as they begin this venture in life. Remember to pray for those leaders – they are the ones that have the greatest influence on students.


Dear Lord, I pray for all of my Instructors, Professors and Administrators.  As we are told in the Bible, as a student (disciple) our teachers are above us and as we grow and learn we strive to be like our teacher. Please give them the wisdom, strength and courage to be the best instructor and administrator that they can be. Help them to stay healthy as they do well to teach us. Lord, if they do not know you as personal Savior, I pray that they come to know you and in doing so that their instruction and work is glorifying to You. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. (Luke 6:40) 

Time Management 

One of the most difficult things for college students to learn is time management. Success in college requires goal setting and time management. It is easy to lose track of time when students are making new friends and spending time in social gatherings. Time must be allocated to proper study and rest as well as fun.


Heavenly Father I pray that you will give me the guidance that I need to have fun while still maintaining a schedule of proper study and needed rest. Help me to know that sometimes I need to “bow out” of a particular social event in order to meet the needs of academic success. Protect me as I seek your help in scheduling time for everything. I love you Father and pray this in Jesus name, Amen.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1) 

Quizzes, Mid-terms and Finals

Help me to shine the light of Jesus to them so that they too can see how happy I am in You.

Dear God, I have learned so much and right now I just ask that you help me to remember all of those things. Please bring them quickly to mind so that I may successfully pass my tests today. Help also my classmates who are studying for exams, that they might have great success. I know that our success will glorify you Lord because everything that we do should be done as unto You. I pray for peace as I sit for the exams and I know that peace comes only from You. Thank you for listening to my prayer and I pray this in Your Son’s name, Amen.

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;   Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24)

Home Visits 

Dear God, I so enjoy my independence while away at college. As I plan a trip home for a visit please help me to honor my parents as I obey the house rules that they have. I know that the rules are there for my own good. Help me to show that while I have gained independence during my time away that I understand that it is their house so I must obey their rules. Lord, I think this might be hard for me but I know that You will guide me and gently remind me of the honor that is due to my parents while I am in their house. Please grant me my desire dear Lord, In Jesus name, Amen.

Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; (Ephesians 6:2) 


Dear Lord, I come to you because I want to be sure that I am keeping company with this right people. God I know that relationships require careful cultivation and attention. Help me to be friendly to others and to welcome them into my world. Help me to shine the light of Jesus to them so that they too can see how happy I am in You. Remind me that sometimes I need to ask forgiveness when I have offended others. Help me to be forgiving when others have offended me. God I want to be a great example of Christianity to everyone I meet. I pray that you will help me never to forget that I must take time to work on relationships … just like a garden, for them to grow I must be devoted to them. I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is friend that sticketh closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)

Purity in Thought, Word and Deed 

Dear Precious Father, as I learn to live independently outside of the boundaries that were set for me at home, please help me to make good choices that will keep my thoughts, words and deeds pure. I want to honor You with my choices. As I choose how I spend my time remind me that You are always with me and that my choices should be things that please You. Help me to stay away from the things that will temp me to do the things that I know are not edifying to You. Remind me that it is my choice and that I can talk to You any time that I am having troubling making good choices. Keep me in the company of others that have a good walk with You so that I too can have a good walk. I know you will guide me and for this I am so thankful. I know Your wisdom is pure, help me to desire only Your wisdom. I pray this through Jesus, Amen.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (James 3:17) 

Prayer is an essential element in our Christian walk. Praying for ourselves and others is a privilege that is uniquely Christian. Feel free to share your own prayers for college students in the comments below.

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Jack Wellman December 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

This is a must read for my own children who are off to shortly or already enrolled into college. The secular world craves them for dinner and they need to stand firm on the prayers you have provided them Pam. Thank you so much.


Pamela Rose Williams January 3, 2013 at 11:32 am

All praise to the Lord!


Bren Smith December 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

My name is Bren. I live in S.D and biy oh boy us it cold.

I would like to thank you for the wonderful article and verses for ‘prayers for college students’. I dream to be an impactful writer as yiu are one day.

I have 3 children. 12, 9 and 22. I met my husband at church back in 97′ we married in 98′. He already had majir accomlishments in his studies before we met. All in Pastoring,great bulk in youth pastoring the rest in bible teaching.

I was birn again at age 25. We were opposites to say tbe least. Can be a very good thing. However, my husband was very violent. Domestic violence ruled and reined frim year one of iur marriage and is still raging in the forms if stalking and harresment. I did nit want a divorce. I nearly lost my life in keeoing our marriage and family together. I so desired for him to simply drop the pretending. Drop the apathy and work. Lay it all down. Deciding to do whatever it took for healing.

I would have stood by him. Had forgiven him yet, was not able or willing to live with ir expose my children to such evils any longer. He left. Divorce was final dec 2009. As i stated I am still fealing with aftermath plus what continues to be dumped upon all of us.

The abuse caused major health issues in my life. Acute ptsd being one, tramatic brain injury being the 2 with greatest loss and quality of life.

I have also been a lover of learning. I have enrolled to take online classes starting in Jan. Many resources including turtoting for the disabilities. I plan to attend full time while raising the girls.

Would you please be kind enough to pray for our finances? I have not

been able to work since a majir assult in 2010. I have worked my entire life. I am not even sure i can handle the educational goals I am after but I am going to give it all I have.

I have been blessed with complete brokeness. Death onto myself so HE can have additional rein in my life. One way in which I am trusting him is with a teithe. First fruits. He promised to rebuke the devourer. To open the windows of heaven and pour out great blessings.

We are also told where 2 or more are gathered in his name HE would be amoung us. We can pray fir anything in HIS. According to HIS will and would be done.

Would you please agree and pray for funds to put towards our living expenses while we work in therapy, work with a pro bono attorney and keep the police accountable to help with our safety while I tend to an education. We are without transportation. Living without a few basics, yet, i know some now some way he will come through for us.

Thank you very much


Pamela Rose Williams January 3, 2013 at 11:31 am

Dear Bren, You bring me to tears to read your testimony. I am most taken back by your statement “I have been blessed with complete brokeness.” WOW! You can count on my prayers honey. I am so glad you shared your comment here, I have been blessed by you and your honesty.


Fabiola Sibley April 22, 2020 at 3:10 am

Dear Bren, God Bless you for being that positive, faithful, strong giving soul that never gives up. I too share a past like yours so I understand what being in an abusive relationship will do to you physically, mentally & emotionally. I am praying to God that your finances get fixed, that you can regain your health, that you & your family stay safe & that you meet your educational goals. God bless & take care of yourself & your family.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen. ✝️☮️


Chevelle December 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

This is a very good article! I wish I had known to pray for academic success and personal wellbeing about 3.5 years ago when I first entered college. I am glad I know now, I will save this article for any other students who entering as well.


Pamela Rose Williams January 3, 2013 at 11:32 am

Thank you for your kind comment Chevelle. Blessings!


Andre February 14, 2013 at 1:56 am

Hi Pamela

I beg to differ;
I seems that we automatically turn to prayer when faced with the inexplicable, unacceptable, or the uncontrollable.
If you suffer from diabetes then a visit to a doctor and faith in modern medicine will be far more beneficial than having pure faith in prayer alone.
In all of the teachings in various passages of the Bible it is clear that all it takes is for one person to believe – nothing more nothing less. Passages clearly spell that out. “You will receive” and does not say “sometimes I say no”, the stock answer that so many like to dole-out as an attempt at rationalization for why their prayers (even with millions of people praying in virtual unison for a common cause) did not produce the desired results – a perplexing dilemma considering that all it is supposed to take is just one “believer” to pray, and it will be granted …”so that the father may be glorified.”

So do prayers really work? If the belief of one human being is enough then we should be able to; heal the sick, raise the dead, drink any deadly thing without harm to yourself, speak in tongues, pick-up serpents (without harm), cleanse lepers, and cast out demons. It seems that we have a propensity for arbitrarily assigning credit for perceived “good” things that happen as being the divine works of Jesus (usually at the expense of the real miracles of modern medical science).


Chevelle February 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hey Andre,

I have a couple of questions for you.

Are you in college? Are you a Christian? How did you come to your conclusion about prayer?

Your type of response reminds me of alot of the people I am in contact with right now and I would really like to understand you and them clearly.



Andre February 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Hi Chevy

My conclusion is based on observation. I have yet to see real miracles performed as it is depicted in the scriptures. Christian Scientist are probably the ones who subscribe to healing through prayer the most, but often this prayer is not done in isolation. It is usually at the expense of modern medical science. As an engineer I cannot make assertions outside the realm of concrete proof. In the words of Christopher Hitchens; what can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.

The following article by Bruce Monson a firefighter (unabridged) probably highlights the concept that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.

If Jesus is really God then he knows that I used to believe, and he also knows that today I am a doubting Thomas, a doubting Peter, a doubting Saul. If Jesus is really God, then he also knows that the only way I will believe in him again is if he proves his divine reality (at least to my satisfaction) by performing one little “miracle.”
If Jesus will resurrect one (just one) of the many children I have seen die in my profession (usually under exceptionally tragic circumstances), I promise that I will devote my life to spreading His Word to all the world, especially to atheists, agnostics & people professing belief in all the thousands of other “false” religions extant in the world. I will give all of my possessions and money to the poor as He commanded (Luke 18:22); I will hate my father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, even my own life in accordance with His requirements to be His disciple (Luke 14:26); I will do all of these things and be a suffering servant for Jesus. I will make it my purpose in life to be His greatest disciple!

Is it really so unreasonable to require physical proof? Was it “unreasonable” for those questioning Apostles?
In Luke 7:18-22 (and Matthew 11:1-5) we are told that John, who is in prison at this time, sends two of his disciples to go forth and ask Jesus “if he is the one [that should come] or if they should look for another?” And what is Jesus’ response? Does he just send John’s disciples on their merry way with instructions to “just have faith”? No, he does not! Rather, he provides physical proof to John’s disciples through healings (the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, lepers are cured) and actual resurrections (Luke 7:11-17) in their presence, and then instructs them to return to John and tell him of these miracles they have seen!

Obviously each person is different; as such, each person has different levels of skepticism and requirements of proof that will satisfy that skepticism. Throughout the Gospels we see the differences in the disciples; some need virtually no convincing at all, while others need more proof. Some need to see for themselves first-hand physical evidence, and these were the very disciples who supposedly witnessed all of these “miracles” allegedly performed by Jesus, and yet they still were not convinced! They either asked for or were seen by Jesus as needing proof, and they got it!

I ask you again,
Resurrections seem to have been a fairly common occurrence in 1st c. Palestine (and not limited to just Bible heroes, it seems), so is it really too much to ask Jesus to provide just one single resurrection of a child today?
Surely, if Jesus was willing to provide physical evidence to convince Thomas, Peter, Paul (remember, like each of us, Paul never actually met Jesus, and he was allegedly a hater and persecutor of Christians prior to the incident on the road to Damascus), John’s disciples, and hosts of complete strangers, then He should understand that THAT is what it will take for me to believe again!
I am not picky. All I need to convince me is the resurrection of just one child, and I don’t even need to see Jesus do it himself; he can have any one of his “believing followers” perform the resurrection in His name (John 14:13). After all, according to scripture, these abilities of healing and even resurrection are supposed to be possessed by any believing and faithful Christian!

Passages indicating that “believers” are to be afforded special “healing” abilities through Jesus.
Mark 16:17-18, 20 — [17] And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; [18] they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover. [20] And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word by the signs that followed. Amen. (my emphasis)

Matthew 10:8 — Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay. (my emphasis)

Luke 10:9 — heal the sick in it [towns] and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you. (my emphasis)
These are just a few among many such passages, more of which I will be happy to provide upon request.

So let’s recap–believers are supposed to be able to:
– Heal the sick
-Raise the dead
-Drink any deadly thing without harm to themselves
– Speak in tongues
– Pick-up serpents [without harm]
– Cleanse lepers
– Cast out demons
Passages indicating that any believer who has “faith” in Jesus will have their prayers answered.
Matthew 21:22 — And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. (my emphasis)

Matthew 7:7-8 — [7] Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you [8] For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Mark 11:23-24 — [23] Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. [24] Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
John 11:40 – Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you have faith you will see the glory of God?’ [Note: Jesus is then said to have resurrected Lazarus from the dead, to prove to those present that He was sent from God (cf., v.42)]

John 14:13 — Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (my emphasis)
Notice that the text says “you will receive” and does not say “sometimes I say no”, the stock answer that so many Christians like to dole-out as an attempt at rationalization for why their prayers (even with millions of Christians praying in virtual unison for a common cause) did not produce the desired results–a perplexing dilemma considering that all it is supposed to take is just one “believer” to pray, and it will be granted …”so that the father may be glorified.”

And what kinds of prayers DO get answers?
James 5:17-18 [17] Eli’jah was a man of like nature with ourselves and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. [18] Then he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.
I think the obvious question being begged here is, if something so utterly trivial as praying for rain to stop and/or start at the whim of one man (“who is like ourselves”), then surely something as deeply personal and tragic as the sickness or death of a child would be a no-brainer for any all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving deity . . . well, one would think.
2 Kings 2:23-24 [23] He [the prophet Elisha] went up from there to Bethel; and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go away, baldhead! Go away baldhead!” [24] When he turned around and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two she-bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys. (my emphasis)
Bears mauling forty-two children to death; and for what, making fun of a man’s bald head? Not only is this a supreme example of injustice, but again we see God dealing it out at the beckoned call of a man. I guess the next time we hear of a child getting mauled to death by a Rottweiler we should just assume that the child deserved it, and justice was served?
Joshua’s long day fable is another example (but certainly not the last) of God allegedly answering to the requests of a mere human, and for no other purpose than to allow Joshua more daylight so he could finish his massacre of the fleeing Amorites:
Joshua 10:12-13 [12] Then spoke Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD gave the Amorites over to the men of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand thou still at Gibeon, and thou Moon in the valley of Ai’jalon.” [13] And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.
Of course, I will contend that this is just another typical example of literary embellishment by the author(s) of the Book of Joshua. However, since many Christians believe this to be a literally true historical event, I will use it as a means for expressing the notion that the prayers of just one man (even for such an atrocious act as slaughtering people who are fleeing from him) was apparently good enough to receive an immediate and physical confirmation from God–and on a grandiose celestial scale.
I wonder… do you suppose Christians among the general public would be just as uncritical of us (professional firefighters) as they are of Jesus when He “fails to answer their prayers,” if we, for example, responded to a house fire and arrived to the pleading shrieks of children trapped on the 3rd floor with steadily increasing black smoke pouring out of their open window, and having the direct power and means to save them, we instead chose to just stand and watch as they burned to their deaths, all along while their hysterical parents screamed for us to “do something!”? Hardly! In fact, the loss of our jobs (deservedly) would be the least of our worries, since we would most likely be brought up on charges of gross negligence for our “failure to provide aid,” and probably buy a stinging jail sentence.
This is a troubling comparison to be sure, and one that is sure to anger those Christians reading this, but it is nevertheless completely accurate and a very serious argument against the reality of a personal savior who “hears our prayers.”

Indeed, consider the two-year-old girl that burned to her death in Station 10’s apartment fire this past December–that little girl’s mother was pleading to God to save her child (as can be vividly heard on the 911 tape!) and “Jesus” did nothing! Unfortunately, it was also too late for even the valiant efforts of our firefighters to save her, and that is a tragedy!

Christians have a propensity for arbitrarily assigning credit for perceived “good” things that happen as being the divine works of Jesus (usually at the expense of the real miracles of modern medical science), but when things take a turn for the worse they will always find a way to rationalize such events so as to absolve their “loving” god from any responsibility whatsoever, but deep down I suspect they have the same feelings that I do (that most people do), but are afraid to speak the question that sits in the pit of their gut; afraid because they have always been taught to be afraid and to not dare question God. Well, I am not afraid! As the saying goes, “there is nothing to fear but fear itself.”

—If Jesus is really God and he did not predestine this tragedy, but had the power to save that child and chose not to, then I hold Jesus responsible for not only the child’s death (because he “failed to act”), but also the suffering that family will endure for the rest of their lives!

— If Jesus is really God and he did predestine the death of this child, and in this agonizingly tragic manner, then I hold Him responsible for not only the injustice of taking the life of a two-year-old girl, but also for inflicting life-long guilt upon her five-year-old brother (who accidentally started the fire), and for the endless pain and sorrow that the mother and father will have to endure for the rest of their lives!

I will close with a restatement of my Personal Appeal to Jesus: If Jesus will resurrect this one little girl and return her to her mother’s arms, I promise that I will devote my life to spreading His Word to all the world, especially to atheists, agnostics & people professing belief in all the thousands of other “false” religions extant in the world. I will give ALL of my possessions and money to the poor as He commanded (Luke 18:22); I will hate my father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, even my own life in accordance with His requirements to be his disciple (Luke 14:26); I will do all of these things and be a suffering servant for Jesus. I will make it my purpose in life to be His greatest disciple!



Chevelle February 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

So before I reply to you, I want to ask one last question…why did you come on a Christian website?

And I am not trying to be condescending or suppress your “free speech” or be mean in a sense, I genuinely want to know why you are here and also why you commented. You seem to have convinced YOURSELF prayer does not work. Do you need to justify yourself by doing a “logical” run through on this website?

I want to know your MOTIVATION know, not just your thought process.




Brady Rodgers January 16, 2018 at 6:26 am

Thank you for your service as a fire fighter. I serve as Police Chaplain and also minister to the poor in my city. It makes me want to reach out to you and confirm the flicker of faith you might still have in your heart when I read your post. Jesus is real – He is still alive, He is God and He does still perform miracles. He even gives us the privilege to do many wonderful and powerful things in His name. Most of the things you have listed/ not seen – and now doubt I have had been blessed to witness. I have seen miracles, people healed, young man hit head on by car – raised up after prayer, man in late 30’s suffer a stroke, paralyzed then regain movement after prayer, almost stepped on extremely poisonous insect in desert of n Mexico but just missed it, man collapse in class with no heart beat or breath ONLY to revive when we stood over him to pray, many of those who do the things you say you will do AFTER God shows Himself to you are witnessing the power of God because they had devoted their lives to Him and now experience His power on daily basis. John 14:12 is powerful scripture and few ever see because they doubt or fail to serve in His name, representing Christ is not easy but rewarding to see so many lives changed by His presence and love and yes miracle.

Jesus said… I am the way, the truth and the life – no one comes to the Father except through Me.

He Loves you, He is reel, open the eyes of your heart…


Jack Wellman February 14, 2013 at 11:46 am

Andre, let me ask you. Why would Jesus tell us to pray if it does not good? The Bible is full of Scriptures where we are told to pray. Good things come when we ask God and so why not ask? Do you not believe in prayer or do you not believe in God? Just curious.


Andre February 15, 2013 at 7:04 am

Hi Jack

I’m a secular humanist. Religious beliefs are governed by two criteria; where and when you were born. If you were born in classical Greece, Ancient Egypt, one of the Islamic countries, Jehovah Witness, or in Tanna in Vanuatu (John Frum movement/Cargo cults) your beliefs would be far different. So is the teachings of Jesus universal? Consider this;

We do not have a standardised life manual? The number of ‘manuals’ are staggering, we have roughly 19 major world religious groups which are subdivided into a total of about 11,000 distinct religions. Within Christianity alone we have in the region of 40,000 separate groups, denominations, sects, individual unaffiliated churches and para church groups in the world. Over half of them are independent churches that are not interested in linking with the bigger denominations. Most denominations believe they that they are the saved, the blessed and the only one who subscribe to the “true” belief system. Doctrine vary enormously. My observations on prayer has not show anything concrete. If someone close to you needs major heart surgery, would prayer be the answer, or would you rather rely on medical science. Can you safely argue that prayer under controlled conditions work?

Im not to sure on the correctness of the teachings you referring to as many of the traits, characteristics of other much older mythical figures were similar to the characteristics and life of Jesus. The worship of a miracle working, walking, talking god-man who brings salvation to mankind were also the core of other ancient religions that began at least a thousand years before Jesus.

At the heart of these mythical figures was a male entity; he was part god and part human – often referred to as a “god-man.” The biographies of these god-men were consistent from religion to religion. The main difference among the faiths was his name.

Alexandria: Aion
Egypt: Osiris and Horus
Asia Minor: Attis
Babylonia: Antiochus
Greece: Dionysus, Asclepius and Prometheus
Italy: Bacchus
Persia: Mithras

Some have suggested that ancient evidence of Pagan god-men living similar lives to Jesus prior to the first century CE is a gigantic hoax. But is it?


Jack Wellman February 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm

No, it is not a hoax. What you believe does not change the truth that there is only one way to escape from the judgment of God (Acts 4:12). Communism, atheistic by design, has been the greatest social engineering experiment we have ever seen, and it failed miserably. In doing so it killed over 100,000,000 men, women, and children, not to mention the nearly 30 million of it’s subjects that died in aggressive wars and rebellions. The extermination or deportation of the Jews was of racial overtones. China’s staggering number is 65 million, Cambodia 2 million, North Korea, 2 million…and thousands more scattered world-wide.

Communal living that was to bring it’s own utopia instead brought fear, persecution, murder and torturing. Karl Marx’ Communism was not what is thought of it today. He felt the industrial age and large cities were not the idea for humanity and that they exploited people to the benefit of the rich, few. His idea was that of sharing the land and resources, not absolute dictatorship. His belief that Religion was the opium of the people was far less fatal than the poisoned water’s of Communism.

Incidentally, the greatest famines have occurred within the Soviet Union (about 5,000,000 dead during 1921-23 and 7,000,000 from 1932-3) and communist China (about 27,000,000 dead from 1959-61), more than all other sovereign countries combined. In total, almost 55,000,000 people died in various communist famines and associated diseases, a little over 10,000,000 of them from democidal famine. This is as though the total population of Turkey, Iran, or Thailand had been completely wiped out. And that something like 35,000,000 people fled communist countries as refugees, as though the countries of Argentina or Columbia had been totally emptied of all their people. This stands as an unparalleled indictment of the utopian pretensions stated by Communism.

Humanism has failed miserably to bring a utopia but only God can bring peace to this world. Submit to Him or be judged someday (Rev 20).


Jack Wellman February 18, 2013 at 10:10 am

I am sorry sir but I disagree to your statement that “Often political ideologies are fuelled by religious support.” How can these atheistic numbers of millions killed, which pales to the “Crusades” which were done by the Catholic church and not evangelicals, compare to these millions and millions killed and they were fueled by “anti-religious” ideologies. Please read the history books sir for these are the facts.

More killed in atheistic nation by 100’s of times than by Christian nations. That is what’s wrong with “this picture” you gave.


Abe December 7, 2016 at 12:05 am

hello, Thanks for this encouraging article Ms. William, i am a Christian and a college student, i used to be dedicated in studying, when i was in highschool, when i first enter college, everything was fine untill i fell in love with a Christian girl, and she kinda rejected me. that was my very first attempt of finding love. the thing is, i changed into something very bad like, start hating people and draw away from social interactions, even i start hating christmas, i score badly to most of my college subjects and start losing social skills like in a presentation, i become less confident and start hating myself, even start to think, why should i live anymore. i keep losing good friends because i am fast to anger or to be upset of something. i am losing my life, my happiness and friends. i still have parents and sister, but that’s just not enough, i still feel that everything outside my home is enemy. there is a christian community in my college, but i’m just afraid of joining them, i don’t know why, i think they will hate me or something. please pray for me to be a real Christian again to repair my academic life, to remember who i was and to have Christian friends i can get in touch and pray for each other. because i really really want to make Jesus proud trough my life as a college student


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