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March 11, 2013 / Whitworth University

Speak the Word

March 11-17

Speak the word, and my servant shall be healed.
Luke 7:7

This week we pray…

  • that this Lenten season will provide our students with an opportunity to reflect and deepen their spiritual lives
  • that all the employees of Whitworth will have the strength and health to serve our students in these hectic weeks before Spring Break.
  • for the Tuesday chapel service, as Campus Pastor Mindy Smith shares with us from the Gospel of Luke Chapter 7:1-10. We pray also for Hosanna, our student-led ministry that seeks to allow students to engage in authentic worship in song, prayer, and Scripture in both new and familiar ways. We pray for Thursday’s service, as the Whitworth Choir performs and as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
  • for Missions Week, March 11-15, as students from global missions promote Jesus’ Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations. Events include speakers, panels, a two-day missions fair, and discussions about God’s calling in our lives.
  • for orthodox vespers, on Wednesday, March 13, as students gather for a time of quiet prayer sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
  • for the lecture to be presented Wednesday evening, March 13, by former Ethiopian prime minister Tamrat Admassu, who presents, “Transformation of Life in Jesus.” Admassu, a former atheist, radical revolutionary and communist, says he gave his life to Jesus when he was visited in prison by God. He served as party leader and military commander for the revolutionary coalition army and as prime minister, defense minister, and chief of federal affairs for Ethiopia. He was also a political prisoner for many years. Admassu’s vision is “to transform nations for the Kingdom of Jesus.”
  • for the Great Decisions Lecture on Thursday, March 14, as Reverend Ben Robinson, ’03, will present “Egypt.” Robinson worked at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, in Cairo, from 2004-06 and from 2009-12. There he began a youth program and served as associate minister for youth and education. He was in Egypt during the Tahrir uprising and has extensive contacts with the Muslim and Coptic religious communities there.
  • for the many “Why Whitworth” and other campus visit events designed for prospective students and parents visiting the campus throughout the spring. We pray that Whitworth’s distinctive Christian mission and community will be evident to visitors and that they will have clear discernment in the college selection process.
  • for Initiative 5.1 of the Courage at the Crossroads 2011-21 vision and strategic plan as we seek to support and strengthen the liberal arts and to foster integration of the liberal arts across the curriculum.

Lord, please grant us all the gift of hearing and trusting your Word. We want to receive that Word with joyful and thankful hearts ready to be molded by Your will for us. Speak, Lord, for your servants are ready to listen. Amen.

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