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March 18, 2013 / Whitworth University

Blessed Is the One Who Comes in the Name of the LORD

March 18-24

Your King comes to you, humble and riding on a donkey.
Matthew 21:5

This week we pray…

  • for our students as they complete exams and major papers before Spring Break. We ask that their learning will truly shape their minds and hearts.
  • that as this season of Lent draws to a conclusion, we understand the mystery of radical dependence on God to help us become more “Christlike.”
  • for the teaching roundtable on Monday, March 18, where, as part of Whitworth’s ongoing faculty development in faith-learning integration, we’ll discuss innovative teaching methods to enhance learning.
  • for Tuesday’s chapel service, where Alan Mikkelson (Communication Studies) shares with us from the Gospel of Luke 23:26-31. We pray also for Hosanna, our student-led ministry that allows students to engage in authentic worship in song, prayer, and scripture. We ask God’s blessing on Thursday’s service, at which the Whitworth Gospel Choir will share in praise and worship.
  • for the English Endowed Reading event Wednesday, as Paul Lindholdt, an English professor at Eastern Washington University, speaks. Paul is the author of In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau, winner of the 2012 Washington State Book Award.
  • for the Whitworth community as it works to meet the goals of Initiative 5.2 of the Courage at the Crossroads 2011-2021 Vision and Strategic Plan. The initiative addresses expanding experiential learning opportunities for students to serve the community, participate in off-campus initiatives and apply educational skills in workplace settings.

Lord, we thank you for this season of the year. We have taken our Lenten journeys as gifts of personal renewal. Help us to express our gratitude, and let us show grace and generosity to others less fortunate than we.

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