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October 28, 2019 / Whitworth University

The Way of the Suffering: Jesus the Servant/Ransom

Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Scripture: Mark 10:32-45

This week we pray for:

  • Safety and continued refreshment for students as they return from fall break – particularly that they would be ready and open to engage in all that God has for them in the second half of the semester.
  • Students’ strength in mind, body, soul and spirit and for boldness to share their faith in love and compassion.
  • All student athletes, especially the winter sport athletes as they begin competitions. We pray particularly that God would continue to raise up and encourage Christian leaders on every team who desire to see their teammates grow closer to Jesus. We also pray for annual Pirate Night as Whitworth Athletics supporters gather for a night of celebration and vital fundraising.
  • Faculty and staff for continued strength in the work that God has called them to here. We pray for eyes to see students as God does along with worshipful creativity and diligence in their work.
  • Saturday’s 31st Annual Guest Artist Concert featuring Ryan Keberle & Catharsis with the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble. We pray for all students participating in the event – for joy, community and gratitude for the gifts of music, creativity, collaboration and hard work.
  • President Beck A. Taylor, his family and his leadership at Whitworth.
  • 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
    • The final week of Life Groups as students gather with a staff or faculty mentor for Christ-centered community, Bible study and prayer. We give thanks for these groups and pray for ongoing Christian growth and community beyond the official meeting period


Lord, we are grateful that you loved us enough to endure suffering on the cross. You loved us enough to bear our sin and shame that we may gain eternal life, and we are so thankful. You were the ransom. You paid a debt that you did not owe, and we owed a debt that we could not pay. May we demonstrate our gratitude each and every day for such a great love as we serve others, following the example of your service to us. Amen.

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