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March 12, 2018 / Whitworth University

Perspective: What is Most Real in the Universe

March 12-18

Revelation 4

This week we pray for:

  • Students to desire to seek God through Scripture, prayer, worship, service and various other spiritual practices.
  • Students who may be financially struggling, that doors will be opened and their financial needs met.
  • Student-athletes as they continue to compete in various sports this spring semester, for perseverance, community, joy, and growth into the men and women God made them to be.
  • Facilities, custodial, security, trades and grounds staff who consistently labor to make campus safe, functional and beautiful. We pray for safety, an awareness of God’s presence in their work and joy as they quietly serve our campus community.
  • The Teaching Roundtable as faculty gather on Tuesday to present and discuss innovative teaching methods and ideas to enhance teaching and learning at Whitworth.
  • Tuesday’s Staley Lecture, “Wisdom Personified as a Woman: An Odyssey across Texts and Testaments,” presented by Christine Yoder, professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, that the Whitworth community would grow in depth of knowledge of Scripture and wisdom of how to live that Scripture out in our contexts today.
  • For campus worship this week:
    • Chapel Community Worship on Tuesday and Thursday as faculty, staff and students gather in worship and as Campus Pastor Mindy Smith continues our series on Revelation by preaching on Tuesday. We also pray for Thursday’s service as we come together to sing, pray and celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
    • Tuesday night’s Hosanna service, as students gather for worship through music, prayer and reflection.
    • Wednesday night’s student-led AWAKE gathering, as students explore who God is, who they are and why that even matters.
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s reflective Morning Prayer services.
  • The Third Annual Diversity Monologues, as nine Whitworth students share their stories that critically reflect upon their diverse experiences of coming to know beauty. We pray that God would use this event in Cowles Auditorium to grow our campus community in empathy, understanding and love.
  • Whitworth’s 48th Annual Luau, as our many Pacific Islander students, families and alumni prepare a delicious Hawaiian meal and celebrate their culture through music and dance.
  • This weekend’s Multicultural Visit Program that welcomes high school juniors and seniors (and their parents) who come from multicultural backgrounds and/or are the first in their families to attend college for an overnight visit to learn about the programs offered at Whitworth. We pray for wonderful connections with the Whitworth community through the current student mentors and interactions with staff and faculty across the university.
  • The admissions and financial aid staff as they continue to share the vision of Whitworth with prospective students, including this week’s Why Whitworth visits.

Thank you, Lord, that our sins have been washed away forever. We pray that as we live the Christian life we may be continuously cleansed through the washing of the Word of God – for Your Word is pure and wholesome; Your Word is light and life, and it is real to us. Sanctify us by Your Word of grace. We are grateful that as we look deeply into Your Word of truth, the more we are washed and cleansed by the written Word of God, and the more we will come to see the lovely face of the living Word of God, our beautiful Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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