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April 7, 2014 / Whitworth University

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

April 7-13

“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.”
John 15: 26-27

This week we pray for…

  • the Whitworth community to be attentive to the work of God’s Holy Spirit among us during this latter part of Lent. Pray that we’ll be willing to speak of what we’ve experienced of Christ’s gracious and truth-filled salvation. And may we do this in a way that reflects the love of Christ, which gives us hope in times of pressure, tension, and distress.
  • the Whitworth Choir, as, on Sunday, the group presents its annual spring concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
  • Director of Campus Worship Ben Brody, who will be leading a simple Lenten prayer service that includes song, silence and scripture, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • Professor of French Jennifer Brown, who will lecture Monday on “Medieval Visions, and Modern Myth. The making of the Medieval in WWII Literature.”
  • Tuesday’s Community Worship Service on “The Work of the Holy Spirit,” (John. 15:26-16:15); Tuesday evening’s Hosanna, as students gather in song, praise, worship and sharing the Word of God with others; and Awake, on Wednesday, as students come together sharing the gospel and fellowship.
  • the Whitworth University Board of Trustees as they gather on campus Wednesday-Friday for their bi-annual meeting. May the trustees sense God’s leading as they deliberate about the university’s mission to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, grounded in our Christian commitments to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.
  • Thursday’s Summer Job & Internship Fair, as students look for internships, work-study, and ministry positions for the summer. May God guide every student who needs to find any type of employment for the warmer months. Ask that each opportunity available will match students’ sense of vocational calling.
  • the members of the Hawaiian Club as they present their annual lu’au. May the Whitworth community experience the joy of God’s good creation as we celebrate the beauty and richness of the Hawaiian culture.
  • those who seek to promote compelling opportunities for advanced collaborative learning, creative expression, research, cross-cultural engagement, leadership development and other enriching learning activities to attract and retain high-achieving students, per Initiative 2.3 our Courage at the Crossroads 2011-21 Vision and Strategic Plan.

We are grateful for the Holy Spirit, who is here with us in every circumstance of life. We take comfort and find assurance in Jesus’ promise “I am with you always.” God, Your Spirit assures us of Your ongoing commitment to be in covenant with us through Jesus, our Savior. We are so thankful for this reassurance. Amen!

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