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November 4, 2019 / Whitworth University

Faith that Sees: Jesus the Compassionate

Nov. 4-10

Scripture: Mark 10:46-52

This week we pray for:

  • Students as the new season brings colder weather and less daylight, that they will know God’s strength and sustenance physically, spiritually, academically and emotionally.
  • The Associated Students of Whitworth University, that they would know God’s wisdom as they serve this campus and that God would use them to bring unity and flourishing here.
  • Monday’s lecture by Jim Edwards, the Bruner-Welch Professor Emeritus of Theology, on his new book Between the Swastika and the Sickle: The Life, Disappearance and Execution of Ernst Lohmeyer.
  • Worship and ministry leader David Bailey as he brings his new movie, 11AM Sunday Morning: Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour, to campus for viewing Wednesday evening. We also pray for his talk Thursday night, “Worshipping Woke.” We pray that our community would continue to become aware of racial injustice and the ways God is inviting us as diverse followers of Jesus to worship God in unity and righteousness.
  • Campus Worship this week:
    • Tuesday’s Chapel Community Worship as President Beck A. Taylor 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 admissions, financial aid and student accounts staff as they continue to share the vision of Whitworth with prospective students, including this week’s Why Whitworth visits. We pray for students and families who are discerning God’s leading for their university choice, and we pray for God’s provision of next year’s Whitworth class.
  • All of our veterans and dependents of veterans. We give thanks for their service to us and to our country and pray for Saturday’s Military/Veteran’s Appreciation Football Game, that they would feel appropriately honored and celebrated.


Lord, you teach us throughout your Word about compassion and call us not to ignore those in need. Yet at times we feel blinded and get so wrapped up in our own lives that those people become easy to dismiss. Please open our eyes; let us see those around us who need compassion. Compel us to listen to them. Give us the heart to be interested and the means to help.

We want to be like you, who had so much compassion for the world that you sacrificed Your Son on the cross for us. We want to have Your heart for the world – that we would do all we can to be a voice for the oppressed, a giver to the poor and encouragement for the disabled. Thank you, Lord, for your compassion. By your grace and Spirit, may we truly reflect it in our daily lives. Amen.

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