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December 2, 2019 / Whitworth University

The Son of God: The Crucified and Risen Jesus

Dec. 2-8

Scripture: Mark 15:16-41, 16:1-8

This week we pray:

  • For students as they return from Thanksgiving, that God would strengthen and encourage them for the final two weeks of the semester in both academic and co-curricular endeavors.
  • For our award-winning forensics and ethics bowl teams, including their coaches, Professors Mike Ingram and Keith Wyma, that they would grow in community and with God as they develop their communication and reasoning skills. We pray these talents would be used for God’s good purposes in the world throughout their lives and careers.
  • For the official beginning of this Christmas season at Whitworth as faculty, staff and students gather for the President’s Annual Christmas Reception and Dinner & Tree-Lighting Event, hosted by Beck and Julie Taylor on Dec. 2.
  • With gratitude for the faithful service and generosity of Whitworth’s committed employees, represented by each luminaria along the Hello Walk. These are set out for Light the Way’s annual celebration of faculty and staff who supported Whitworth financially this year.
  • For the final week of normal Campus Worship programs:
    • Tuesday’s Chapel Community Worship as Forrest Buckner preaches the final sermon 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, prayer, testimony and the Lord’s Supper
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday reflective Morning Prayer services
  • With thanks for the Whitworth Auxiliary and their annual bazaar and bake sale on Friday that benefits Whitworth students in a variety of ways.
  • With gratitude for Whitworth’s 18-year partnership with the Act Six Scholar program, which focuses on leadership development while equipping students for vision, service, diversity, community and transformation. We particularly pray for the six seniors of Cadre 14 making their capstone presentations and the eight first-year students of Cadre 17 sharing their reflections on leadership this week.

Thanksgiving:

Thank you, Jesus, that you are our crucified and risen Lord, our resurrection and life.
Be the resurrection and the life for us and all whom you have made.
Be the resurrection and the life for those caught in the grip of sin and addiction.
Be the resurrection and the life for those who feel forsaken.
Be the resurrection and the life for those who live as if you are not.
Be the resurrection and the life for those who are striving for justice in the world.
Be the resurrection and the life for anyone anywhere who knows suffering and death in any form, and for creation itself, which groans in travail.
Be the resurrection and the life in the fellowship we enjoy, that filled anew with the wonder of your love we may faithfully be witness to your resurrection and life in all we do and say. Amen.

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