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May 6, 2013 / Whitworth University

Peace Be Unto You

May 6 -12

While they were still speaking, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be unto you.’
Luke 24:36

This week we pray for…

  • our students, who are in the final week of regular classes. They are weary of the academic grind as they write final papers, complete projects, and prepare for final exams next week. May they truly experience the presence of Jesus with them and receive Jesus’ comforting words, “Peace be with you.”
  • our faculty, who have taught well, mentored seniors through their time at Whitworth, and shared their efforts and expertise with freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. May they stay strong as they guide the process of the 2012-13 academic year to its conclusion for each of their students.
  • our staff members, who have provided incredible support for our entire community through this academic year. May they know God’s peace and experience God’s strength as they serve during these hectic last few weeks.
  • Jubilation dance ministry’s spring performance on May 5. Ask that the audience will enjoy this time of student-led worship through dance.
  • our chapel services on Tuesday, as Terry McGonigal preaches the final sermon in the Luke on Relationships series, emphasizing God’s desire, from Acts 2, to pour out the Holy Spirit upon all people.  Please pray too for Hosanna, our student-led worship service, which offers our community a time of singing, reflection and prayer.
  • Thursday’s communion service, as we gather around the table to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and share in music and prayer. This will be the last worship service of the academic year and the last time seniors will celebrate communion in the chapel during their undergraduate careers. May we each feel a deep sense of gratitude as we worship together and remember God’s faithfulness in bringing us this far.
  • Initiative 7 of the Courage at the Crossroads 2011-21 Vision and Strategic Plan. Pray for Whitworth as the university invests in its employees and supports a culture of continuous improvement.

Lord, we are so grateful that in the midst of all that’s going on around us, we know that you are source of all true peace. Thank you that we are in harmony with you through the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ, who is the Prince of Peace to the world.

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