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May 18, 2020 / Whitworth University

Praise in the Storm

May 18-Aug. 30

Scripture: Psalm 65

Note – This will be our last On Bended Knee entry of the 2019-20 academic year. Thank you for your faithful prayer and support for Whitworth! The prayers of God’s people all over the world for Whitworth are a priceless gift, particularly in these challenging times. We will resume posts in late August as the new academic year draws near.

This week and over the coming months, we pray for:

  • Students as they officially enter summer break. We pray for fun, safety, employment, meaningful use of time, refreshment of heart and body, enriching relationships (especially with family), and growth in Christ.
  • A few international students who are not able to go home at this time because of the public health situation. We pray for God’s provision and care for them in tangible ways.
  • The admissions and financial aid staff and the enrollment and recruiting process for the incoming Class of 2024, particularly leading up to the June 1 enrollment deadline. We pray for strength for staff and that God would provide for Whitworth and guide families.
  • The student accounts staff that is working diligently to help current students and families find their ways forward in light of the economic challenges of this time. We pray for strength, wisdom, love and provision for all.
  • Retiring Provost Carol Simon as she finishes her final weeks at Whitworth. We give thanks for her faithful service here over the past seven years, particularly grateful for her Christ-centered leadership and wisdom that has borne fruit in many different areas of Whitworth. We also pray for incoming Provost Gregor Thulswaldner, for God’s blessing on him and his family as they transition to Spokane and Whitworth this summer.
  • Monday’s Virtual Provost Breakfast as faculty gather to celebrate the completed academic year, recognize faculty achievements and hear final words from our retiring faculty.
  • Monday’s Virtual End of Year Celebration and Worship Service as we honor those who are retiring from Whitworth and celebrate God’s faithfulness through this academic year.
  • Whitworth’s leaders as they discern God’s leading for Whitworth, particularly as they plan for the transition “back to work” and prepare for the fall semester. We pray for God’s wisdom, peace and strength.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, particularly those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19’s impact, physically, emotionally and economically.
  • Our country and world that continues to grapple with the threat, disruption and suffering caused by COVID-19. We pray for healing, love and strength for all.
  • All Whitworth employees as they move forward from the intensity and disruption of the past two months and enter into the different (but still disrupted) rhythms of summer work, for wisdom, diligence, sustenance, contentment and productivity.
  • Grounds, trades and facilities staff as they enter into one of their busiest seasons of the year – summer. We pray for safety, community, work that is worship, and strength throughout the summer.
  • Faculty as they prepare this summer to offer flexible on-campus classes in the fall that can easily be modified if needed for public health. We pray for creativity, diligence and strength.
  • Various summer faculty and staff educational opportunities and research endeavors, including the Vocations of the Christian Professor faith-learning integration workshop for junior faculty. We pray for disciplined and insightful learning that will bear fruit at Whitworth and throughout the world.

Thanksgiving:

As this academic year ends, we give thanks to you, Lord God, for your work and faithfulness over the past nine months. We thank you for every student who has been impacted by the Whitworth community this year. We thank you for the life-changing relationships that have formed and deepened. We thank you for the transformative learning that has happened both inside and outside the classroom. We thank you for the steps taken of trust in and obedience to Jesus. We thank you for the myriad of ways students have served tangibly in the broader Spokane community. We thank you for a wonderful graduating class that is now released into the world to continue to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity. We thank you for how you provided and allowed for continued meaningful instruction and growth through this coronavirus disruption. You have been and continue to be faithful! We choose to praise you in the midst of the storm. You are our rock and our salvation, our strong tower, our hope and deliverance. We look to you alone as our hope, our joy, our rest, our support and our guide. Thank you for sustaining and blessing Whitworth, in the past, through this year and into the future. We entrust ourselves and the Whitworth community afresh into your faithful and strong hands. We pray this all through Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with the Father and the Son, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

May 11, 2020 / Whitworth University

Season of Sh’ma!

May 11-17

This week we pray for:

  • All students as they take final exams. We pray for strength, focus, learning and transformation.
  • Seniors as they approach their original commencement date with the many mixed emotions of finishing up their season at Whitworth while also not experiencing the typical in-person commencement activities at this time. We pray for joy for the seniors and their families, for an awareness of God’s loving presence for them, and for meaningful closure for them. We also pray for their in-person commencement weekend Oct. 9-11, that God would prepare the way for rich and joyful celebrations then.
  • Students whose summer plans have been canceled because of COVID-19. We pray for God to provide meaningful work that would bless others and to provide financially for students. We particularly pray for the 70 students who were scheduled to serve as Whitworth Office of Church Engagement summer fellows all over the western United States, that God would provide other surprising opportunities to explore their gifts and callings in ministry service this summer.
  • Whitworth’s leaders as they discern God’s leading for Whitworth, particularly as we plan for the transition to return “back to work” and prepare for the fall semester. We pray for God’s wisdom, peace and strength.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, particularly those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19’s impact, physically, emotionally and economically.
  • Our country and world that continue to grapple with the threat, disruption and suffering caused by COVID-19. We pray for healing, love and strength for all.
  • Our Campus Ministry “Sh’ma of the Day” daily posts of encouragement on YouTube and Instagram (@whitworthcampusministries), that God would use them to bring the hope and encouragement of Christ to our community as we “Listen” (Sh’ma) to God’s word together.
  • The student accounts staff that is working diligently to help current students and families find their ways forward in light of the economic challenges of this time. We pray for strength, wisdom, love and provision for all.
  • The admissions and financial aid staff and the enrollment and recruiting process for the incoming class of 2020, that God would provide for Whitworth and guide families who are discerning their college options. We particularly pray that students and families could get a realistic understanding of what Whitworth really is through the virtual visits, webinars and personal connections with admissions counselors.

Thanksgiving:

Lord, thank you. We thank you for the season of Sh’ma, this season of listening. We listen to your voice and follow you because we recognize your voice as our Good Shepherd. We are grateful that you have led us and continue to lead us through each new challenge and opportunity as we praise you and live into the truth of the Gospel. Much as you led the children of Israel out of the wilderness and into their promised land, you have lead us through our wilderness and into our promise land. Strengthen us to continue to follow you faithfully and listen to your voice, receiving the guidance and strength we need. Please drown out all the other voices that tempt us to despair about uncertainties of the future. Instead, help us to Sh’ma! To listen! As your sheep who know your voice, we listen for the truth of your living reign in Jesus Christ and our inheritance in him, both today and for eternity. And may the truth of that Good News overflow out of our lives into those around us in increasing measure. Amen.

May 4, 2020 / Whitworth University

What Do We Do Now?

May 4-10

Scripture: Deuteronomy 10:12-22

This week we pray for:

  • Students as they proceed through their final week of normal classes before finals week. We pray for strength, focus, learning and transformation.
  • All students who continue to mourn the loss of their anticipated experiences this spring, including the loss of Spring Fest that would have been occurring this weekend.
  • Whitworth’s leaders who continue to discern God’s leading for Whitworth. We pray with thanksgiving for all those who are faithfully providing courageous and diligent leadership in this season. We pray for wisdom, trust in God, peace and strength.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, particularly those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19’s impact, both physically and economically.
  • Our country and world that continues to face the threat, disruption and suffering caused by COVID-19. We pray for wisdom for health authorities and government leaders; we pray for strength for medical care-givers; we pray for healing and protection for the vulnerable; we pray for the church; we pray for those who have lost jobs or are facing other serious economic difficulties; we pray for people around the world to turn to God; and we pray for God’s provision economically, emotionally and physically.
  • Staff who continue their important work, mostly from home. We pray for wisdom, strength and creativity as they labor.
  • All our faculty and lecturers who continue to instruct from a distance this week. We pray for strength, wisdom, connection with students and creativity.
  • Virtual Chapel Community Worship livestreamed on Instagram and YouTube on Tuesday and Thursday. We pray for Tuesday’s service as seniors share testimonies of God at work in their lives through their years at Whitworth. We pray for Thursday’s semester-closing worship service as the community finishes its semester of listening to the “Surprising Good News of the Book of Deuteronomy.” We also pray for the other campus ministry endeavors seeking to bring spiritual encouragement and community in this time, particularly our “Sh’ma of the Day” daily posts on YouTube and Instagram.
  • The admissions and financial aid staff and the enrollment and recruiting process for the incoming class of 2020, that God would be providing for Whitworth and guiding families who are discerning their college options. We especially pray that students and families could get a realistic understanding of what Whitworth really is through the virtual visits, webinars and personal connections with admissions counselors.

Thanksgiving:

Loving Father, you alone are great and wonderful, faithful and trustworthy; your love reaches to the heavens. Thank you for caring for us all. You have only begun to show your servants the greatness of your power and the strength of your mighty arm. For what God is there in heaven or on earth who has redeemed us by his own blood and given us all we need for life and godliness? We are thankful that we can live as the people of God, to not only reverence you, but to love you and to love the stranger in our midst. Thank you for transforming us from glory to glory into people who look more like Jesus. Help us continue to listen so that, no matter what the circumstances, we may find flourishing in you that overflows in the flourishing of others. Amen.

April 27, 2020 / Whitworth University

Possessions, Jubilee and Justice

April 27-May 3

Scripture: Deuteronomy 14:22–29, 15:1-18

This week we pray for:

  • Our country and world that continues to face the threat, disruption and suffering caused by COVID-19. We pray for wisdom for health authorities and government leaders; we pray for strength for medical care-givers; we pray for healing and protection for the vulnerable; we pray for God’s church to respond in Christ-like love; we pray for those who have lost jobs or are facing other serious economic difficulties; we pray for people around the world to turn to God; and we pray for God to heal our world of this virus and provide economically.
  • Whitworth’s leaders who continue to discern God’s leading for Whitworth. We pray with thanksgiving for all those who are faithfully providing courageous and diligent leadership in this season. We pray for wisdom, trust in God, peace and strength.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, particularly those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19’s impact, physically and economically.
  • Students learning from a distance. We pray for motivation, relational connection, technology to work, sufficient structure to their days and deep learning.
  • Staff who continue their important work, mostly from home. We pray for wisdom, strength and creativity as they labor.
  • All our faculty and lecturers who continue to instruct from a distance this week. We pray for strength, wisdom, connection with students and creativity.
  • Virtual Chapel Community Worship livestreamed on Instagram and YouTube on Tuesday as seniors share testimonies of God at work in their lives through their years at Whitworth. We pray that community members would engage spiritually, encounter God and grow in community through this time of worship. We also pray for the other campus ministry endeavors seeking to bring spiritual encouragement and community in this time – particularly our “Sh’ma of the Day” daily posts on YouTube and Instagram.
  • The admissions and financial aid staff and the enrollment and recruiting process for the incoming class of 2020, that God would be providing for Whitworth and guiding families who are discerning their college options. We particularly pray that students and families could get a realistic understanding of what Whitworth really is through the virtual visits, webinars and connections with admissions counselors.

Thanksgiving:

Living God, thank you that “the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” Please lead us to live in light of that truth by freely honoring you with our possessions. Please provide our daily bread and give us a mentality of abundance instead of scarcity. In so doing, empower us to be the contrast that you have called us to be, as lights of Jesus shining through us this day and the next. Amen.

April 20, 2020 / Whitworth University

The Trio of the Vulnerable

April 20-26

Deuteronomy 24:17-21

This week we pray for:

  • Our world that continues to face the threat, disruption and suffering caused by COVID-19. We pray for government leaders and medical care-givers; for healing and protection for the vulnerable; for God’s church to respond in Christ-like love; for those who are facing serious economic difficulties; for people around the world to turn to God; and for God to heal our world of this virus and provide for us economically.
  • Whitworth’s leaders who continue to discern God’s leading for Whitworth. We pray for wisdom, trust in God, peace and strength.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, particularly those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19’s impact, physically and economically.
  • Students as they learn at a distance. We pray for motivation, relational connection, sufficient structure to their days and deep learning.
  • Students who will be graduating in May, for vocational clarity, employment and a desire to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity in this uncertain and economically challenging time. We also pray for the career services staff as they support students from a distance in their job search and vocational discernment.
  • All our faculty and lecturers who continue to instruct from a distance this week. We pray for strength, wisdom and creativity.
  • Virtual Chapel Community Worship livestreamed on Instagram and YouTube on Tuesday as Forrest Buckner preaches in our series, “Sh’ma/Listen: The Surprising Good News of the Book of Deuteronomy.” We pray that people would encounter God and grow in community through this time of worship, even at a distance. We also pray for the other campus ministry endeavors seeking to bring spiritual encouragement and community in this time, particularly our “Sh’ma of the Day” daily posts on YouTube and Instagram.
  • The admissions and financial aid staff. We especially pray over the enrollment and recruiting process for the incoming Class of 2020, that God would provide for Whitworth and guide families who are discerning their college options. We particularly pray that students and families could get a realistic understanding of what Whitworth really is through the virtual visits, webinars and connections with admissions counselors.

Thanksgiving:

God, thank you for your heart for the vulnerable, including for us in our dependence and brokenness. Thank you for your love for the widow, the orphan and the stranger. Thank you for empowering us by your Spirit to participate in your care for the vulnerable in our midst. Please lead us as the body of Christ in the world, affirming others with dignity, generosity and grace. Amen.

April 13, 2020 / Whitworth University

Remembering & Celebrating

April 13-20

Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11

This week we pray for:

  • Wisdom, unity, faith and an awareness of God’s presence for our committed and generous Whitworth Board of Trustees as they participate in their spring meetings virtually this week. We pray with deep appreciation and gratitude for their governance work in stewarding the Whitworth mission.
  • Our world that continues to face the threat, disruption and suffering caused by COVID-19. We pray for government leaders and medical care-givers; we pray for healing and protection for the vulnerable; we pray for God’s church to respond in Christ-like love; we pray for those who are facing serious economic difficulties; we pray for people around the world to turn to God; and we pray for God to heal our world of this virus.
  • President Beck A. Taylor, the president’s cabinet and other institutional leaders who continue to discern God’s leading for Whitworth in light of the COVID-19 situation. We pray for wisdom, trust in God, peace and strength.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, particularly those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19’s impact.
  • Students as they engage in learning from a distance. We pray for motivation, sufficient structure to their days and deep learning. We also pray for a wise and fruitful use of extra time in this quieter season.
  • Human connection for students, particularly those who are feeling alone during this situation.
  • All our faculty and lecturers who continue to instruct from a distance this week. We pray for strength, wisdom, intentionality and creativity as they work to provide the personal education of mind-and-heart to which Whitworth is committed.
  • Our committed staff and faculty who are continuing their important work at Whitworth while also creatively overseeing their children’s education at home as schools remain closed for the rest of the school year. We pray for strength, wisdom, love, creativity, learning and deep connections as families.
  • Virtual Chapel Community Worship via livestream on Instagram and YouTube on Tuesday as Rev. Stephy Nobles Beans preaches in our series, “Sh’ma/Listen: The Surprising Good News of the Book of Deuteronomy.” We pray that people would encounter God and grow in community through this time of worship, even from a distance.
  • The admissions and financial aid staff and the enrollment and recruiting process for the incoming Class of 2020, that God would provide for Whitworth and guide families who are discerning their college options. We particularly pray that students and families could get a true understanding of what Whitworth really is through the virtual visits and connections with admissions counselors.

Thanksgiving:

Living God, thank you for the amazing joy of celebrating our resurrected Lord, even in the midst of the contemporary challenges we face. Thank you for the victory over sin, death and evil that Jesus won with his resurrection. Thank you for the gift of remembering and celebrating the risen Jesus; keep our eyes fixed on him in the midst of all our storms, individually and corporately. Please strengthen us to remember and trust in your power and love revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus and so find hope this day and always. And may our hope provide light to a world that needs more of that today. With trust in the living Jesus, we pray these things. Amen.

April 6, 2020 / Whitworth University

Circumcision of the Heart

Holy Week: April 6-12

Scripture: Deuteronomy 10:12-16; 29:29-30; 30:1-6

This week we pray for:

  • Christians around the world who are observing Holy Week and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus this week in many non-traditional ways. We pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit the people of God would be united in their worship of our God who conquered sin, death and evil in the death and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Our world that continues to face the threat, disruption and suffering caused by COVID-19. We pray for government leaders and medical care-givers; we pray for healing and protection for the vulnerable; we pray for God’s church to respond in Christ-like love; we pray for people around the world to turn to God; and we pray for God to heal our world of this virus.
  • President Beck A. Taylor, the president’s cabinet and other institutional leaders who continue to discern God’s leading for Whitworth in light of the COVID-19 situation. We pray for wisdom, peace and rest.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, present and past, particularly those who are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.
  • Students as they engage in this new style of learning from a distance. We pray for motivation, wisdom with their time and deep learning.
  • All our faculty and lecturers who continue to instruct from a distance this week. We pray for strength, wisdom, intentionality and creativity as they work to provide the personal education of mind and heart to which Whitworth is committed.
  • Students for whom going home did not set them up with the most advantageous learning environment. We pray for protection, appropriate boundaries, good places to study, and the ability to become who God is making them to be, even through adversity.
  • Students who may be feeling lonely. We pray for them to know God’s loving presence and for people to reach out to them in love.
  • Virtual Chapel Community Worship on Tuesday as Kent McDonald preaches in our series, “Sh’ma/Listen: The Surprising Good News of the Book of Deuteronomy.” We pray for our special Maundy Thursday Chapel service and for our student music leaders providing musical leadership both days. We give thanks for the technology that provides this ongoing connection and pray that people would encounter God and grow in community through this time.

Thanksgiving:

Father, we thank and praise you for your goodness and mercy most clearly revealed in the life, sufferings and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. We thank and praise you for suffering in our place, dying in our stead and rising on our behalf. This Holy Week, as many in our world and in the Body of Christ suffer through this COVID-19 crisis, we thank you that you are a God who knows human suffering from the inside. May all those suffering today know the nearness of our suffering Lord. We also continue to thank you that because of the risen Christ, we are freed from fear in life and in death. Lead us in your countercultural ways of love, generosity and peace this day and always, through Jesus Christ our resurrected Lord. Amen.

March 30, 2020 / Whitworth University

God’s Gracious Election for the Sake of the World

March 30-April 5

Scripture: Deuteronomy 7:7-11

This week we pray for:

  • Our world that continues to face the threat, disruption and suffering caused by COVID-19. We pray for government leaders and medical care-givers; we pray for healing and protection for the vulnerable; we pray for God’s church to respond in Christ-like love; we pray for people around the world to turn to God; and we pray for God to heal our world of this virus.
  • President Beck A. Taylor, the president’s cabinet and other institutional leaders who are striving daily to discern God’s leading for Whitworth in light of the COVID-19 situation. We pray for wisdom, peace and rest in the midst of this intense season of leadership.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, present and past, particularly those who are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.
  • All of the Whitworth community members (especially graduating seniors) who continue to grieve the loss of experiences they would have had throughout the rest of the semester on campus.
  • Whitworth students who are “returning” from Spring Break (wherever they are geographically) and adjusting to the new distance learning format for their courses. We pray that they find good rhythms of life and continue to invest diligently in their educational development.
  • All our faculty and lecturers who begin online/distance instruction on Monday. We pray for peace, wisdom, patience and creativity as they work to provide the personal education of mind and heart to which Whitworth is committed.
  • Whitworth staff who are working from home or on campus during this time, for peace, wisdom and strength as they creatively accomplish the work of the university.
  • The approximately 40 students (mostly international students) who are not able to leave campus at this time. We pray for peace, health and community as they live and study on an otherwise empty campus.

Thanksgiving:

Living God, today we remember your power and love in the midst of this global disruption. We look to you as our rock and our salvation this day and pray for our daily bread. We pray for the vulnerable, both physically and economically, and thank you that you are a God who draws near to our suffering and who loves justice, particularly for the weak and vulnerable. We pray for you to be their defender today. As your people whom you have chosen in Christ, we ask for your empowerment by the Holy Spirit to be your body in the world. We pray that your light would shine through us and that people would “see our good deeds and glorify the Father who is in heaven.” Amen.

March 16, 2020 / Whitworth University

Peace in the Midst of a Storm

March 16-29

Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

This week we pray for:

  • President Beck A. Taylor, the president’s cabinet and other institutional leaders who are striving daily to discern God’s leading for Whitworth in light of the novel coronavirus situation. We pray for wisdom, peace and rest in the midst of this intense season of leadership.
  • The health and well-being of all Whitworth community members, particularly those who are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.
  • Peace for Whitworth students who are facing a serious disruption to their plans for the semester. We particularly pray for those who had exciting times ahead this spring, like athletes, musicians and seniors.
  • Faculty who are preparing to offer online/distance instruction starting March 30. We pray for guidance, creativity and insight on how to educate and connect with students in the Whitworth way but using new means.
  • Student life staff who are working to care for students in this time. We pray for strength, wisdom and creativity in their work.
  • Safety for students traveling during this time.
  • International students and their families who are feeling the pressures and complications of this crisis in unique ways. We pray for peace and provision for them and for God’s people to care for them in concrete ways.
  • The ability for all of us to love our neighbors in concrete ways through this pandemic. We pray that we could trust God wholeheartedly and love extravagantly as we live as God’s Kingdom witnesses by the Spirit of Jesus, to the end that many would find new hope in Jesus Christ in the midst of uncertainty.

Thanksgiving:

Lord, when faced with a challenge or crisis, our tendency is to get anxious. We ask for your peace today. We approach you with thanksgiving today, trusting that you are our refuge and strength, that you reign on your throne today, that you are our provider and that you are our hope. We also come to you in prayer and supplication, bringing all that weighs down our hearts – people we love, economic effects of this pandemic, the unknowns of the future and more. As we honestly approach you with our needs, we thank you for your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guarding our hearts and minds from all worries, anxieties and fears. We are grateful and thankful that we can go to you as your beloved children, knowing that you are Lord and King no matter what comes.

March 9, 2020 / Whitworth University

God’s Ten Yeses

March 9-15

Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:1-22

This week we pray for:

  • All Whitworth community members to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • All those impacted by COVID-19, near and far. We pray for health and protection, that God’s love and power would be made known, and for God’s people to live as faithful witnesses in this time of unknowns. We particularly pray for health and wisdom for the Whitworth community.
  • Our many students, staff and faculty members who are veterans, currently serving in our armed forces, or family members of those serving. We give thanks for their selfless service and pray that they could be encouraged and equipped in God’s call for them during their season at Whitworth.
  • Student-athletes as they practice and compete, that they would be growing as the men and women God made them to be through their athletic endeavors.
  • Wednesday’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” speaker and panel hosted by Whitworth’s Health Education Action Team. We pray for honesty, truth and open hearts; that God would lead Whitworth’s students into embodied lives that honor God.
  • Friday’s 50th anniversary Lu‘au hosted by Whitworth’s Hawaiian Club. We pray with gratitude for all of our community members and families from the Pacific islands and for the beauty of their cultures. We pray that God would be honored, community would be built, and all would be encouraged in the beautiful diversity of God’s image bearers through the meal and dances that fill the evening.
  • This weekend’s Multicultural Visit Program that sees high school juniors and seniors from multicultural backgrounds and/or are the first in their families to attend college come to campus for an overnight visit. We pray for guidance for these students and their families as they discern what might be the best next step after high school, and we pray that they could get to know who Whitworth is well in their visits.
  • Campus worship this week:
    • Chapel Community Worship on Tuesday and Thursday as the faculty, staff and students gather in worship and as Campus Pastor Forrest Buckner preaches on Tuesday. We also pray for Thursday’s service as we come together to sing, pray and celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
    • Tuesday night’s Hosanna service, as students gather for worship through music, prayer and reflection.
    • Wednesday night’s student-led AWAKE gathering, as students explore who God is, who they are, and why that even matters through testimony, worship, a talk and small groups.
    • Monday-Friday’s daily reflective Morning Prayer services.

Thanksgiving:

Living and loving God, we thank you for the gracious gift of your law. Thank you for giving us guidance to help us live in the joy, freedom and love of the Spirit. Thank you for your “Yes” to life and your invitation for us to echo your “Yes” with our own “Yes” of obedience. Thank you that you strengthen us to walk in your ways and promise us that as we do so, we will be like a tree, planted by streams of water. By your grace and mercy in Jesus, please bear fruit through us that would be life-giving to all whom we encounter this week. Amen.