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April 15, 2019 / Whitworth University

The Suffering Servant and the Loving Redeemer God

April 15-22
Isaiah 53:1-12

This week we pray:

  • With gratitude for this Holy Week in which we remember Jesus’ suffering in our place and on our behalf. We pray for a renewed awe at the gift of God’s grace revealed in Christ and at the miracle of the resurrection. We pray for the entire Whitworth University community to know the power of the resurrection of Jesus and be transformed by his Spirit to serve God in word and deed.
  • For Tuesday’s President’s Coffee as staff gather to reconnect, celebrate years of service milestones and hear President Taylor’s updates on important campus news.
  • For campus worship this Holy Week:
    • Students in the Whitworth community who have not traditionally celebrated Holy Week and Easter, that they would have opportunities to learn about this special week and to engage with it in a new way.
    • Monday’s Unveiled, a night of praise and worship that incorporates new ways to worship with different music styles, languages and experiences.
    • Chapel Community Worship on Tuesday and Thursday as the faculty, staff and students gather in worship and Campus Pastor Forrest Buckner continues our series of “Reading the Bible with Jesus” by looking at Isaiah’s suffering servant on Tuesday. We also pray for Thursday’s service as we come together to sing, pray and celebrate the Lord’s Supper in a special Maundy Thursday service.
    • Tuesday night’s Holy Week Hosanna service as students gather for worship through music, prayer and reflection.
    • Wednesday night’s student-led Holy Week AWAKE gathering as students explore who God is, who they are and why that even matters.
    • Monday’s and Wednesday’s reflective Morning Prayer services.
  • For Wednesday’s Young Life Capernaum’s annual talent show featuring singing, dancing and art work. We give thanks for the many Whitworth students who serve young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities through Capernaum.
  • For the Bruner-Welch Chair in Theology, Whitworth Professor Adam Neder. We pray for his lecture on”Søren and Simone: What Two Eccentric Geniuses Can Teach Us About Living Well Today” to inspire the community to learn about God and love God more faithfully.
  • For Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum in Washington, DC, as he lectures on “Out of Many, One: A Defining Moment for American Immigration.” We pray that we as a community could discuss difficult issues well, learn from others and be led by God’s Spirit in our thinking about topics like immigration.
  • Safety and joy in Good Friday observances and Easter celebrations with family and friends over the long weekend for students.


We praise you Lord, that you have taken evil and turned it to everlasting goodness through the redemptive suffering of Jesus. Thank you for being wounded for our transgressions and healing us. Lead us to live into our redemption as beloved children of God in and through Jesus. And use us to help others know the redemptive power and love of Jesus through our words and deeds. Thank you for our resurrection hope and victory in Jesus. Amen.

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