Student Organizations Lead Prayer for Unity Walk

Prayer Unity Walk

On October 13, in the early morning hours on the campus of Dallas Baptist University, seventy students participated in a prayer walk for unity. Led by the Black Student Union along with two other student organizations - Chi Theta Alpha and Beta Beta – and joined by Dr. Adam C. Wright (DBU President), Chris Havens (DBU Chief of Police), and a gathering of faculty and staff, prayers for unity were lifted before the Lord over the campus and the nation. 

“The Prayer Walk was an opportunity for people of all nations to come together as one body in Christ praying for unity and peace throughout this world and campus,” said Jacob Jack, President of the Black Student Union. “We also made sure to recognize the families of students we recently lost in a car accident. We want to make sure that they are still apart of the DBU community, and we’ll continue to uplift them as they get through this grieving process and beyond.” 

“The prayer walk was a special time of reflection and intercession on behalf of our DBU community,” added Tempress Asagba, Dean of Students. “We were especially encouraged by the number of individuals who turned out to show their support and pray about important topics related to racial equality and justice.”   

Lauren Hunskor, president of Chi Theta Alpha, shared, “Hopefully it is the first of many events that push our students and staff to look outside of their personal experiences and raise the status quo of what unity looks like in the church.”

The sorority also meets for prayer with Chief Havens every Monday morning to “blanket our first responders and law enforcement officers in prayer as they serve in the job that the Lord has called them to,” explained Michaela De Jong, Chi Theta Alpha’s service officer.  

“I’m so proud of our students for initiating prayer movements for DBU and our nation at such a crucial time in our history,” said Dr. Wright. “Our hope is that DBU shines as an example within our greater Dallas area of a community of Christ-followers who are praying and working with intentionality towards greater unity, racial equality, and justice.”

Written by Dr. Michael Whiting

Dr. Michael Whiting is the Director of Written Content in University Communications at Dallas Baptist University.