Session 1

Expect God to do the impossible

From Gauntlet: An 8-Day Prayer Guide

Today, thousands of students and leaders are packing their bags for a week in Daytona Beach. For the next five days, students from every campus will come together to learn, sing, pray, and have a whole lot of fun.

Everyone — from the staff to the band to the hundreds of volunteers who lead rooms of students — have prepared all year for this week. We've asked God to direct every idea and plan for this trip.

As students and leaders prepare for tomorrow’s bus ride, we’re asking God to prepare their hearts for life change. Some on this trip need a relationship with Jesus. For others, the Lord might use this week to shift their career or college plans or set them free from sin. God works in incredible ways during this week, so we’re praying for students and leaders to have open hearts and minds to hear what God wants to speak to them.

Ephesians 3:20-21 tells us God can do far more than we have ever imagined. He is working even when we can’t see it. As a church, we’re praying and expecting God to do far more than we could ever imagine during this week. Would you pray with us?

How to Pray Today:

  • Pray that leaders and students would hear and respond to God’s voice this week.
  • Pray for room leaders and volunteers to have the discernment and wisdom they need to care for students well.
  • Pray that God would bless the hard work and planning that went into making Gauntlet a reality.

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Session 1

Expect God to do the impossible

Today, thousands of students and leaders are packing their bags for a week in Daytona Beach. For the next five days, students from every ...

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Session 2

Why it’s important to break your routine

It’s travel day. Buses are pulling out of the parking lot, students are learning their room assignments, and Gauntlet is in full swing.  ...

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Session 3

What happens when we realize the power in each of us

It’s the first full day in Daytona: two incredible speakers, great worship, and some quality beach time. Today also is the first day of ...

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Session 4

Seeing God in the hard conversations

This morning, thousands of students are scattered around the beach reading their Bibles and watching the sunrise. It’s the second full da...

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Session 5

We have to get real to get healed

Vulnerability is the first step to freedom and healing. The same way darkness ceases when a light is turned on, the darkness in our heart...

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Session 6

What happens in Daytona doesn’t stay in Daytona

A sophomore in high school stands in the front of the bus, looking out at the rows of students and leaders. Microphone in hand, she share...

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Session 7

What you experienced was meant to be shared

This woman from Samaria had a radical encounter with Jesus in the last place she expected to see anyone — at the well during the hottest ...

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Session 8

A few good reasons to celebrate

Today is all about celebration. We’re celebrating students’ decisions to follow Jesus by cheering them on in baptism. We’re celebrating t...

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