Help us create a network of 3,500 prayer circles on campuses throughout the United States and around the world to change the world, including halting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) persecutions in Northern Iraq and the genocied of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and to pray for the deep needs of the world.
Overseas Students Mission (OSM) is a national organization networking with local student groups, campus ministries and local churches who are concerned with befriending and serving nearly one million overseas student visitors in the USA. Local prayer mentors are being sought so that every one of the 3,500 schools of higher education will have a prayer circle meeting every week.
The OSM Operation Esther 2015 prayer theme is inspired from the Biblical accounts of Queen Esther who called for prayer and fasting during her attempts to save her people from genocide during the reign of King Xerxes I of Persia in 479 BC.
OSM Operation Esther will pray for Almighty God to save those being murdered and raped by the ISIS terrorists. Prayers will be made by name for political leaders of all involved countries and the homelands of students in the circle. In addition, each week prayer will be raised up for one of the 50 countries where local governments deny religious freedom and human rights to Christians and other minority groups.
The ultimate goal of OSM Operation Esther is pray for Iraq and all nations according to the will of Christ as revealed in Matthew 24:14. Prayer will also be made for U.S. President Obama each week and for other leaders at the UN and in nearby countries who can help stop the murder of innocent people around the world.
The OSM Operation Esther campus prayer movement is part of the national prayer ministry of Overseas Students Mission. OSM was officially founded by Dr. Bob Finley in 1952 who also founded International Students, Inc and Christian Aid Mission. The president is Dr. Billy Bray, author of “The Power of a Yielded Life”. Dr. Bray is national mentor to the student-led missions of OSM. This year, he is celebrating 50 years of service to indigenous missions in over 130 countries.
Funds for this project will allow us to mobilize 3,500 campuses and to create a website uniting the campuses in prayer.