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September 12, 2016 / Whitworth University

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

Sept. 12-18

Scripture:
Luke 4:18-19
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

This week we pray for…

  • our students to find comfort, guidance, courage, and inspiration in Jesus.
  • our students to develop good rhythms, to find delight in learning, and to feel at home in their classes as they proceed through this first full week of courses.
  • staff members in every area of the university who faithfully provide for the needs of the Whitworth community in both seen and unseen ways.
  • our faculty members as they invite students to discover new knowledge and understanding throughout this semester.
  • great learning and community on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the first Faculty Scholarship Forum, , where faculty and staff members will gather to hear from their peers about ongoing scholarship.
  • The first week of campus ministry programs:
    • Tuesday and Thursday Chapel Community Worship. Along with student-led worship on both days, chapel staff members preach on Thursday on the theme of the semester. On Thursdays, we celebrate the gift of the God’s grace, receiving The Lord’s Supper in unity. This semester we are exploring the Gospel of Luke’s accounts of relationships with Jesus. These serve as a fresh invitation to know Jesus and to join him in his redemptive work in the world.
    • Hosanna is a student-led ministry that seeks each Tuesday night to allow students to engage in authentic worship through a variety of musical styles, prayer, interactive reflection, and Scripture readings.
    • AWAKE, a student-led ministry that meets on Wednesday nights, provides a space for students to discover who they are, who God is, and why that even matters.

Thanksgiving:
We give thanks for the strength to hold each day precious and to live in the confidence of God’s faithfulness. We give thanks for God’s goodness and tender mercies over all. We are grateful for the provision of God’s love through all circumstances, and we are grateful for having the faith to believe that God will give us strength for whatever we may endure. For this is the year of the Lord’s favor. Amen.

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