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January 28, 2013 / Whitworth University

An Attitude of Gratitude in All Things

Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Scripture:
Psalm 136:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for God is good.
God’s love endures forever.

We pray for…

  • students as they complete their Jan Term courses. May they have the discipline to finish well and the wisdom to be able to apply all that they have learned.
  • the Whitworth community, which is on the move this week. The off-campus Jan Term programs will be returning to the U.S. this week, and students will then make their way back to Spokane for the beginning of spring semester next week. Many on-campus students will also be traveling, enjoying this short break. Please pray that God will watch over all who are on road and in the air. And please keep watch on those of us who are earthbound, as well, O Lord.
  • our faculty members, who will be wrapping up their Jan Term course grading and then jumping right into their spring-semester classes. Ask that they will have the physical and spiritual strength to accomplish all that is before them during this hectic week of transition.
  • our physical plant staff members, who have borne the burden of heavy snows in Spokane this month. They have worked hard to keep us all safe on campus, and they need refreshment and renewal in the midst of the relentless demands our beautiful campus places upon them.
  • our faithful pursuit and eventual achievement of Goal 4 from Courage at the Crossroads, our vision statement and strategic plan: “Whitworth values the role a welcoming and diverse community plays in fulfilling the university’s mission to ‘honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity.’ Grounded in a biblical understanding of God’s character, the university will cultivate in students, faculty, staff and trustees the capacity to relate effectively across multiple dimensions of human diversity in learning, working and living environments. During the next decade, Whitworth will focus on issues of intercultural competency and equity related to gender, race and ethnicity.”

Thanksgiving:
Every day we receive grace and bounty from your gracious provision, O God. We pause at the end of this Jan Term to feel your daily presence among us. As you have been faithful to us throughout this first month of 2013, may we be attentive to your daily grace as we move forward into spring semester.

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