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August 29, 2011 / Whitworth University

New Beginnings

Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Psalm 1:1-3
1 Blessed are those who do not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but who delight in the law of the LORD, and meditate on his law day and night. 3 These are like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither; whatever they do prospers.


  • We pray for new and returning students and their families who will be traveling to campus this week for the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. Pray for safe travel and for smooth transitions. Pray that students’ fears will be calmed and that the semester will offer new opportunities for learning that will help to mitigate the stress of a new schedule.
  • We pray for resident directors and student leaders as they prepare for the school year. Pray that there will be enthusiasm, wisdom, counsel and knowledge to help them in this upcoming year.
  • We pray for all of our faculty and staff who support our students as they work diligently. Pray that the favor of the Lord rests upon them and establishes the work of their hands.
  • We pray for the safety of our grounds and facilities services workers who are putting in extra hours getting the campus ready for the start of the school year.
  • We pray for Orientation Weekend to be a time of celebration, a time for students to bond with new friends and hallmates, a time of healthy “letting go” for parents, and a time for students to prepare for the academic challenges ahead.
  • We pray for the Courage at the Crossroads 2011-2021 Vision and Strategic Plan, that God, the master builder, will give focus, direction, wisdom, guidance and counsel to the University Council.

We give thanks for each student who has been called this year to attend Whitworth. We are grateful for the way God has worked in students’ lives to bring them here and for the contributions they will make to the campus community.

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