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November 9, 2015 / Whitworth University

True Freedom – the Law of Love

Nov. 8-15

Galatians 5:13
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

This week we pray for…

  • students who are registering for the spring semester; we ask that they may have wisdom and know God’s leading regarding majors, minors, and vocation.
  • students who are having financial struggles. We ask that their need will be met and we pray for each of them to be reassured that the Lord is the source of all their sustenance.
  • our student-athletes. As winter sports begin and fall sports come to a close, we pray that they will find their identity and purpose in Christ and that they will grow in community.
  • the Veterans Day Service held here at Whitworth. We approach this service with gratitude to the many men and women who have served and protected our country and with prayers for families and loved ones of those who have sacrificed their lives.
  • community worship: We ask God’s blessing on Tuesday’s community chapel service as we come together in fellowship, praise and worship, and to hear the Word of God as Forrest Buckner shares with us from the Book of Galatians. We pray also for Hosanna, as our students gather for a period of reflection, worship, and sharing the Word of God; for Wednesday night’s AWAKE gathering, which combines community and teaching in Jesus’ name; and for Thursday’s chapel service as we gather for fellowship, reflection, and the Lord’s Supper.
  • the Native American Faculty & Staff Luncheon and evening lecture for Native American Heritage Month. We pray that the community will be attentive and engaged as guest speaker Randy Woodley presents traditional indigenous knowledge that may have value in teaching and learning for universities.
  • lecturer and artist John Holmgren, as he shares his explorations of, connections to, and experiences of place, landscape, environment, time and memory.

Lord, we are grateful for the freedom that you have given us. We are thankful that we no longer desire the things of this world, but that we want to love others as you have loved us. May we serve one another with a spirit of humility, and may we show the love that we have to others who are in need of that love.

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