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January 15, 2018 / Whitworth University

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 15-21

Micah 6:8: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

This week we pray for:

  • The observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 15, including:
    • Whitworth community members who will join the MLK march and rally in downtown Spokane.
    • Whitworth’s MLK Day public lecture by Kate Shuster, “On Allyship: Why we Teach the Movement.”
    • Justice and freedom from oppression in our country and world, particularly for our African-American brothers and sisters. We pray with gratitude for those who sacrificed for justice, and we pray that the Whitworth community could be a forerunner in striving for God’s heart for all things to be right through its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Tuesday evening’s Jan Term Community Worship service as we celebrate God’s work through Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and as Stephaine Nobles-Beans leads us in a reflection about “Where we go from here” on the 50th year since Dr. King’s death.
  • Our students as they continue Jan Term classes, that they will work hard, learn well, and be transformed in mind and heart.
  • Students to be empowered to live in the love of God, and to seek peace together on our campus.
  • Student-athletes traveling to compete this week, for safety, community, commitment and growth into the men and women that God made them to be.
  • For faculty and staff as they teach, help, support and guide students in various ways during Jan Term.
  • Students who may be going through a time of loneliness or crisis in their lives, and that they find the necessary support in this time of need.
  • Jan Term Community Worship on Tuesday and Thursday evening as we gather for worship, testimony and the Lord’s Supper (on Thursday).
  • The annual Whitworth Board of Trustees winter gathering. We pray with gratitude for the faithful support and guidance of the board, and we pray for ongoing wisdom, unity and provision as the trustees continue to help Whitworth fulfill its mission.

Lord, we thank you that you will one day right the wrongs that are taking place in our world. We pray that you would give justice and peace to all those that have been cruelly and unfairly treated. May you redeem the injustice and carelessness that they have endured just as you redeemed the injustice of the cross of Christ. Inspire us today and this year to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.


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