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February 6, 2017 / Whitworth University

Praying the Psalms with Jesus

Feb. 6-12

Scripture:
Psalms 1 and 2

This week we pray for…

  • our students as they move forward into the spring semester; we trust and believe that the Lord will provide for them, working in ways they did not believe possible.
  • students who are working to discern their vocational calling. We ask that they will have clarity, that they will come to find purpose in their lives and that they will see how they have been uniquely made and called to love God and their neighbors through the empowerment of the Spirit of Jesus.
  • members of the Whitworth community who are especially anxious in this time, particularly our international, immigrant and undocumented students (and the loved ones of students who fall into those categories).
  • safe travel for our student-athletes as they participate in various sports (including swimming conference championships). We ask that they would give their all, grow in community, and be formed into more mature and whole women and men through their participation.
  • Why Whitworth visit days, which begin this week and take place throughout the semester, as we welcome parents and prospective students to visit and experience Whitworth.
  • Chapel community worship services as we begin spring semester “Encountering Jesus in the Psalms: Living Honestly with God.” We pray for Dean of Spiritual Life and Campus Pastor Forrest Buckner as he preaches on Tuesday, and we pray for the campus community as they gather around the communion table on Thursday, asking that they would draw near to God through Jesus by the power of the Spirit. We pray that these worship services would be a place of welcome and belonging for all, and that students, staff and faculty will be able to make space joyfully in their schedules to join in worship this semester.
  • Hosanna’s student-led Tuesday-evening worship service, which creates a space in which students are invited to engage in authentic worship through music and a variety of other creative expressions.
  • AWAKE, on Wednesday evening, as students gather for a time of testimony, worship, teaching and fellowship. AWAKE is a student-led weekly gathering for students growing together in discovering who they are, who God is, and why that matters.
  • the 20-year anniversary of Whitworth’s Gospel Explosion. An evening of praise and worship as local choirs and praise teams from the community come and celebrate the goodness of God with our Whitworth community.
  • the 10th annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival, including our guest documentarian Alexandra Hidalgo, a Whitworth faculty panel, and a discussion of important issues raised by one of Hidalgo’s films.

Thanksgiving:
Lord, we are so thankful for your Word. As we open our hearts to the Book of Psalms, may we continue to realize that Jesus brings our complete human experience before you in his very person. May our minds be transformed and our eyes be opened to see that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

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