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September 23, 2019 / Whitworth University

Answering to God Alone: Faith in Action

Sept. 23-29

Scripture: Mark 3:1-6

This week we pray for:

  • Students’ relationships with other students, that by God’s grace, they would develop empathy, grow in good communication skills, seek to know those with different perspectives and love deeply.
  • Student-athletes, for safety, community and growth as the men and women God made them to be.
  • Wednesday’s service of witness to the resurrection, celebrating the life and legacy of Professor of Political Science Patrick van Inwegen, who died this summer after a valiant struggle with cancer. We pray especially for his family, close colleagues and students as they continue to grieve.
  • The Student Life Well-Being Lecture Series starting this week and lasting through the semester, as various faculty members provide insight on nutritional, psychological, social, spiritual and physical well-being. We pray that through these lectures and other parallel student life efforts, students would grow in overall well-being and God’s intended flourishing for them.
  • Friday’s rededication of the newly refurbished Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center. We pray that the center would be a place of growth physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally for many years to come.
  • Campus worship this week:
    • Tuesday’s Chapel Community Worship as Forrest Buckner preaches in our series, “This Changes Everything: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of Mark.”
    • Tuesday night’s student-led Hosanna worship gathering.
    • Wednesday night’s student-led AWAKE ministry gathering.
    • Thursday’s Chapel Community Worship gathering for music and the Lord’s Supper.
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday reflective Morning Prayer services.
  • The Act Six (Real Talk Real Action) Conference, led by Whitworth’s Act Six scholars, which focuses on multicultural leadership, human rights, identity and justice. We pray that God would use their work to encourage, empower and educate Whitworth students to be agents of change according to God’s purposes in the world.
  • Whitworth’s outdoor recreation programs, as students are invited to explore and enjoy God’s incredible creation in community. We pray for safety, fun, adventure, meaningful relationships and awe before God’s creation.
  • The first of many Why Whitworth events on Friday, as prospective students and families visit Whitworth. We pray for wisdom, peace and provision for students and families, and we pray that God would provide for the Whitworth Class of 2024.

God Almighty, we give you all the glory and praise that is due to your great name. You are faithful. Thank you that you are the God who desires life, goodness and restoration in us and through us. We pray that we would act on what you want, no matter what the cost and no matter what the broader culture would call us to do. Lead us by your Spirit, this day and always. Amen.

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