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October 14, 2019 / Whitworth University

A New Center of Life: Jesus the (Suffering) King

Oct. 14-20

Scripture: Mark 8:31-37

This week we pray for:

  • Students as they take midterms and continue in their learning and studies. We pray for peace, strength, perspective, wisdom and equipping in God’s call on their lives.
  • Staff members as they gather for the President’s Coffee with President Beck A. Taylor, joining together for community, a university update and celebration of individual employees’ years of service.
  • Monday’s talk by Archbishop Benjamin of the Orthodox Church of America, in conjunction with the “People of the Book” exhibit at the Whitworth Library, on Eastern Orthodox liturgy and liturgical books.
  • 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 outreach ministry gathering
    • Thursday’s Chapel Community Worship gathering for music and the Lord’s Supper
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday reflective Morning Prayer services
  • Life Groups as 16 groups of students gather with a staff or faculty mentor for Christ-centered community, Bible study and prayer
  • Music students giving their recitals from now through the end of the semester. We pray for strength and growth in the preparations, for joy in the execution and for a great sense of accomplishment in the completion of important milestones.
  • Facilities services staff as they maintain the beauty and safety of our campus, indoors and out, through the fall and into the winter months. We pray for strength, joy, protection and purpose in their good work.


Thank you, God, for your amazing power and work in our lives. Thank you for your goodness and blessings. Thank you that you are able to bring hope through even the toughest of times. Thank you for your great love and mercy. Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us. Thank you for being our king, and thank you for the suffering you endured so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for putting ourselves in the center of our lives, neglecting who you are as our King and Savior. Help us set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh and live lives that align with your heart for the world, for you alone are our King. Amen.

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