Monday 22 October 2012

Prayer Letter: November 2012

Thursday, November 1: Senior Member Shannon Hoff will be presenting a paper in Rochester. We ask God to bless Shannon and everyone attending this conference.

Friday, November 2: Cal Seerveld will be speaking tonight at the 40th anniversary celebration of IMAGO. We pray for blessings for Cal and for all who attend this event.
Junior Member Tricia Vandyk will be presenting a paper in Sioux Centre today. We ask God to bless Tricia and all who attend this conference.

Monday, November 5: John Underwood, the grandfather of CPRSE's Associate Director Allyson Carr, recently had a bad fall and was hospitalized with considerable complications. He is home now, and Allyson asks for prayers of thanksgiving that he is home again as well as continued prayers for his full recovery.

Tuesday, November 6: We ask for God's blessing on those who are planning the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 28. We pray for energy and enthusiasm for all who are involved.

Wednesday, November 7: The Faculty meets today. We pray for God's wisdom to guide this meeting.

Thursday, November 8: We offer prayers of gratitude and give thanks to you, our many supporters who have presented ICS with gifts of prayer, money, and expressions of appreciation. We are constantly blessed with your interest and support.

Friday, November 9: On Sunday we observe Remembrance Day in Canada. We are reminded of the wars that continue to rage and the soldiers and civilians who continue to suffer around the world. We pray for peace.

Monday, November 12: We offer prayers of praise for the talents of ICS alumna and artist Janet Read who is exhibiting her new paintings in Aurora this month.

Tuesday, November 13: We ask God to bless Senior Member Ron Kuipers as he continues his work as Director of our Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics.

Wednesday, November 14: The Academic Council meets this afternoon. We ask for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.

Thursday, November 15: We ask God's help and guidance for all those who are doing advancement work for ICS. Please pray that support for the vision and mission of ICS continues to grow.

Friday, November 16: We offer prayers of praise and gratitude for the talents of Senior Member Lambert Zuidervaart, and Junior Members Dr. Allyson Carr, Matthew Klaassen and Ronnie Shuker, as the book they have edited, Truth Matters: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics, Religion, will soon be published.
Junior Member Jeffrey Hocking will be presenting a paper in Chicago tomorrow. We ask God to bless Jeff and all who attend this conference.

Monday, November 19: Today we ask for God's help for those who are struggling with cancer and other illnesses. We pray for strength, patience and for good results from treatment.

Tuesday, November 20: We continue to pray for blessings and energy for ICS President, Chris Gort, as he manages his many responsibilities and provides ICS with such excellent leadership.

Wednesday, November 21: The Leadership Team meets today. We pray for God's blessing and guidance to lead their discussions and decisions.

Thursday, November 22: Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Pray for safe travel for those who are going to join their families and friends for this holiday. On this day, let us reflect on God's grace and give thanks for family and friends.

Friday, November 23: Many of our Junior Members are working on their their Masters and PhD thesis projects. We pray for our Junior Members and ask that they will have time, concentration, and wisdom.

Monday, November 26: We ask God to bless the Rev. Dr. Thomas Wolthuis and Ms. Dawn Wolthuis who have been appointed to the position of President of the Institute for Christian Studies. We pray for energy and a smooth transition.

Tuesday, November 27: As the fall semester draws to a close, we ask God for energy and wisdom for all our Junior Members who are working hard in their courses and for a sense of balance as they deal with families and jobs as well. We pray too that student jobs will be found where they are needed.

Wednesday, November 28: The Interfaculty Colloquium will be held this afternoon. We pray for God's blessing on all participants, and for good and positive insights that will further important academic work.
This afternoon ICS will hold its Annual General Meeting, where members will elect new Board members and conduct the annual required business for ICS. We are extremely grateful for our committed and hard working Board members. Please pray for wisdom and guidance at this meeting.

Thursday, November 29: We offer prayers of thanks for all the hard work done by the outgoing Board members. We ask God for wisdom and energy for the incoming Board members.

Friday, November 30: The season of Advent begins this weekend. We pray for God's blessings as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.