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April 10, 2017 / Whitworth University

Cry To and With Jesus in the Darkness

April 10-16

Scripture:
Psalms 22

This week we pray for…

  • the Whitworth community as we journey through Holy Week, identifying with and meditating upon Jesus’ suffering in our place and then rejoicing in his victory over sin, death, and evil on Easter Sunday.
  • communion with God, surrender, trust, and resurrection life by the power of the Spirit.
  • the many wonderful churches in the Spokane/Whitworth area. We pray for guidance, protection, and vibrancy for them as they serve God, particularly during this Holy Week.
  • students to look to God and God’s Word when they are confused, finding peace and comfort in Jesus.
  • perseverance, love, wisdom, and creativity for Whitworth faculty as they teach day in and day out.
  • campus worship: Tuesday’s Chapel Community Worship as Forrest Buckner 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; reflective morning prayer services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • the President’s Coffee, as President Taylor hosts and welcomes staff, recognizes new employees and staff years of service, provides updates on the university, and shares a devotional.
  • Tuesday’s “On Mission” training and presentation, sponsored by the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement, in which Zaza will share about a ministry she leads that serves 20,000-plus people, mostly women and children, in North Africa, and discusses ways in which the American church can partner with this ministry and learn from its example.
  • the many Whitworth students who serve as leaders in various youth ministries in the area. We particularly pray for the leaders who serve in Capernaum (Young Life’s ministry for young adults and high school students with disabilities) and for the annual Capernaum talent show on the Whitworth campus on Wednesday.
  • safety in travels, meaningful community, and worship in Spirit and truth for students over this long Easter weekend.

Thanksgiving:
Lord, thank you for being our salvation and hope in the midst of the brokenness of our world. Thank you most of all that no matter what we see or experience, we know you are faithful because of who Jesus is and what Jesus has done. We cry out for your light and redemption in a broken world, and we trust in our resurrected Lord, who will one day make all things new. Thank you for the solemnity and the joy of this week. May we commune with you and love others by the power of your Spirit. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

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