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April 22, 2019 / Whitworth University

Crossing the Red Sea, Miriam and the Deliverer God

April 22-29
Exodus 15:11-12 

This week we pray for:

  • Students who are returning form Easter celebrations this weekend. We pray for safety and ongoing awareness of the resurrected Christ as they return to campus Monday.
  • Students, faculty and staff who are entering the final four weeks of the semester. We pray for strength, perseverance and great learning in both curricular and extracurricular endeavors.
  • Students who will be graduating in May, for vocational clarity, provision for employment, and a desire to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity. We also pray for the Career Services staff as they walk with students in this job search and vocational discernment process.
  • Prospective Whitworth students and their families as they make decisions leading up to the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline about where they will attend the next four years. Our prayer is that students will have clarity about Whitworth’s distinctive mission and in discerning whether we are a good fit for them.
  • Wednesday’s diversity, equity and inclusion staff and faculty professional development training led by Chief Diversity Officer Lorna Hernandez Jarvis. We pray that God would use these professional development opportunities throughout this year to equip staff and faculty to reflect more clearly God’s intention for the flourishing of every Whitworth community member.
  • Campus worship this week:
    • Chapel Community Worship on Tuesday and Thursday as faculty, staff and students gather in worship and Associate Chaplain Stephaine Nobles Beans continues our series of “Reading the Bible with Jesus” 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 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.
    • Wednesday’s and Friday’s reflective Morning Prayer services.
  • Friday’s second annual Asian Pacific Islander graduation ceremony at Whitworth as our community gathers to celebrate the accomplishments and culture of our wonderful Asian and/or Pacific Islander graduates. We also pray for Saturday’s African American graduation ceremony (hosted at Gonzaga this year) that celebrates the African American graduates from all Spokane colleges and universities. We give thanks for these students and ask for God’s rich blessing and guidance on all of these students moving forward from Whitworth.

Thanksgiving:

Lord, just as you delivered Israel through the Red Sea, we are thankful for your care and deliverance in our trials and tribulations. We know that we can call on your name, and you promise to be near. Thank you that you love us, that you are a present help in the time of trouble, and that you have delivered us from the power of evil and death through the resurrection of Jesus!

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