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February 17, 2014 / Whitworth University

‘Jesus Loves Even His Enemies.’

Feb. 17-23

After saying this, Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.”
John 13:21

This week we pray for…

  • our students. We ask that as they study, take exams, and balance life during Spring Term they will hold to their faith and stay strong.
  • the healing of students, faculty and staff who have been battling with sickness, including colds and the flu, here at Whitworth.
  • our student-athletes as they participate in their sports and always show their Pirate spirit and the spirit of Whitworth.
  • Community Chapel on Tuesday, as Kent McDonald (Theology) shares with us from the book of John 13:18-30, Jesus Predicts His Betrayal. We also pray for our evening service, Hosanna, as students come together to praise, worship and share scriptures.
  • faculty assembly on Monday afternoon and the President’s Coffee on Tuesday, as Beck Taylor meets with staff and new employees, gives updates on campus events, and shares in a devotional.
  • the Service-Learning Fair, on Wednesday, where students and faculty connect with local service agencies that assist a variety of populations within Spokane and surrounding areas.
  • Awake, on Wednesday, as students gather for fellowship, worship, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Thursday Community Chapel, as the campus comes together in singing, worship and celebrating the Lord’s Supper.
  • Why Whitworth?, on Friday, as prospective students and parents visit our campus to tour, have lunch, visit classes, observe a student panel, and have a parent seminar.
  • Initiative 3 of the Courage at the Crossroads 2011-2021 Vision and Strategic Plan. Being able to navigate effectively across political, cultural, religious, linguistic and national boundaries is vitally important for engaged citizenship in a global community. To be a fully educated person requires facility and understanding that extend beyond the borders of one’s own experience. An education of mind and heart also embraces cross-cultural competency and a commitment to justice on a global scale. Whitworth will equip students with the knowledge, skills and values needed to communicate, work and serve in a global environment.

Lord, we are so grateful that we can come to you and confess our faulty memory. Too often we forget that we are yours. Sometimes we carry on our lives as if there were no God, and we fall short of being credible witnesses to You. Give us clear minds and open hearts so that we may witness to You in our world. Remind us to be who You would have us to be regardless of what we are doing or who we are with. Hold us to You and build our relationship with You and with those You have given us on earth.

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