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May 1, 2017 / Whitworth University

On a Journey with God: Pilgrimage, Penitence, Lament, and Hope

May 1-7

Scripture:
Psalm 130

This week we pray for…

  • our students as they near the end of the semester. We ask for strength, focus, wisdom and joy for all as they press forward.
  • graduating seniors and master’s degree students. We pray for peace, gratitude, and a strong finish in their final few weeks at Whitworth.
  • any students struggling with mental or physical illness. We ask that God would provide hope, healing and necessary support.
  • Saturday’s Springfest celebration, when the Whitworth community and surrounding neighborhoods join together to play and enjoy the arrival of spring.
  • the faithful service of all the staff and faculty who are retiring this year. We offer them our thanks as we pray for peace, joy and a sense of being honored as we celebrate and send them off to the next chapter of their lives.
  • end-of-the-year projects for students who have invested in making the world a better place. Their projects include Ethiopia Night, WhitTED, and the Campout in the Loop. We ask that these students would be transformed though their experiences and that those exposed to their work would be transformed, as well.
  • campus worship: Tuesday’s Chapel Community Worship as Campus Pastor 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 reflective Morning Prayer services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Thanksgiving:
Lord, it is true that at times we have not revered you as we should. Help us to understand who you are in our lives. You are holy and full of grace. You have seen our hearts and searched within us. In spite of all our iniquities and for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Mediator, you bring us hope. For that we are so thankful. Lead us forward in your grace into closer communion with you and into truer obedience as we walk on this pilgrim’s journey by the power of the Spirit. Amen.

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