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April 3, 2017 / Whitworth University

“Trust In the Midst of Darkness”

April 3-9

Scripture:
Psalm 16

This week we pray for…

  • focus, strength, wisdom and provision as students reengage after Spring Break in their curricular and extra-curricular activities of the semester.
  • strong, healthy and life-giving relationships throughout our Whitworth community that witness to, and participate in, the love of Jesus in word and deed.
  • the Whitworth forensics and debate teams as they train and compete, including this week’s exhibition debate with the Irish National Team at Whitworth. We pray for growth and development as men and women who will be able to use their abilities to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity.
  • the many indoor and outdoor options that URec offers for students throughout the year to develop fit lifestyles, have fun together and enjoy God’s amazing creation, including two camping trips this weekend and a bouldering competition on campus.
  • the admissions staff as they continue to expose prospective students and families to all Whitworth has to offer.
  • all the prospective students and parents who will be attending Sunday and Monday’s Bucs Bound admitted student event, that God would lead them and provide for them in their college discernment process, and that God would provide for the Class of 2021 that will start this fall.
  • campus worship: Tuesday’s Chapel Community Worship as Mindy Smith teaches in our series, “Encountering Jesus in the Psalms: Living Honestly with God”; Tuesday’s student-led Hosanna worship event; Wednesday’s student-led AWAKE ministry gathering; Thursday’s Chapel Community Worship gathering for music and communion; and our reflective morning-prayer services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • the 2017 Gordon S. Jackson Symposium on Media Law and Ethics that is this year exploring the challenges of verification, fact-checking, “real vs. fake news” through both a legal and ethical lens. We pray that through this event, and others like it, Whitworth would integrate our commitments to Christ and engagement with culture in a way that benefits the world around us and witnesses to God’s kingdom.
  • all those mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Noel Wescombe who retired from the Whitworth faculty in 2015 after more than two decades of exemplary service in the psychology department. We pray particularly for Saturday’s memorial service and for Noel’s wife, Cathie, and his daughters, Meghan and Natalie, in this time of grief.

Thanksgiving:
Lord, we are confident in you, we trust in you for our safety. You are our Lord, and we know that all good things come from you. We are thankful, because you give us everything that we need and our future is in your hands. We are grateful that you show us the path that leads to life, and in your presence we are filled with joy and peace. May all the world know the joy and peace of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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