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January 16, 2017 / Whitworth University

Hear Our Prayer, O Lord!

Jan. 16-22

Scripture:
Psalm 143:1
LORD, hear my prayer and listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness, come to my relief.

This week we pray for…

  • racial justice in our nation as we remember the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We ask that the Whitworth community would obediently trust and obey God’s call to “seek justice” (Isaiah 1:17) and equip students to do the same.
  • the Whitworth events honoring the memory of Dr. King on Jan. 16-17, including participation in Spokane community events like the following:
    • President Beck A. Taylor’s address at the MLK rally in downtown Spokane on Monday;
    • Whitworth’s participation in the National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, including a visit from the Mobile Black History Museum;
    • our Tuesday Chapel Community Worship Service for prayer, reflection, and repentance as we engage with Dr. King’s “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon and Scripture.
  • our students, as they continue their Jan Term classes. We ask that they will persevere in learning, growing and engaging with all that God holds for them, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • students, staff, and faculty who are ill. We ask that God would heal and sustain them with loving care.
  • our students to develop empathy for those who may be going through a time of loneliness or crisis in their lives. We ask that they may be of help to one another.
  • Whitworth’s wonderful facilities services and grounds staff members, who have kept the walkways and roadways safe and clear during all of the snow and cold this past month.
  • our Jan Term worship and morning prayer, as we gather to seek God together.
  • the faithful members of the Whitworth Board of Trustees, who are gathering this week for their annual retreat, as they continue to lead Whitworth in its efforts to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity in our changing world.
  • our nation. As our government engages in a time of transition, we ask that God would give our leaders wisdom and guidance to honor God and love the people of the U.S.

Thanksgiving:
Lord we thank you that you hear our prayers and listen to our cry. We are grateful for your mercy, faithfulness and righteousness, which relieve us in our despair. We trust in your loving power to meet us, individually and corporately, in our time of need. Amen.

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