Thursday 2 May 2013

May Prayer Calendar

Wednesday, May 1:  We ask for God's guidance for everyone who is involved in planning for next year, including those doing work on our budget. 

Thursday, May 2:  As we continue our annual Phone-a-thon, we offer prayers of thanks for the diligent work of the volunteers, and the wonderful support of the ICS community. 

Friday, May 3:  We pray for stamina and wisdom for all those who are preparing for the upcoming Senate and Board meetings later this week. 

Sunday, May 5:  ICS President Tom Wolthuis will be preaching at New Life Christian Reformed Church in Guelph. 

Monday, May 6:  We ask God to bless Junior Member Andrew Tebbutt as he defends his MA thesis today. 

Tuesday, May 7:  We ask God to bless Junior Member Rebecca Tait as she defends her MA thesis today.

Wednesday, May 8:  Today the Leadership Team meets. We offer prayers for God’s wisdom to guide them in their discussions and decisions. 

Thursday, May 9:  The Senate meets today. We are grateful for our Senators and ask for safe travel and for God's wisdom as they reflect upon and assess the initiatives of the Academic Council and the Professional Status Committee of the past academic year. 

Friday, May 10:  The ICS Board of Trustees meets today. We are thankful for our Board members and ask for God's guidance as they deliberate, together with other stakeholders, about the strategic direction for ICS. We pray for wisdom as they make decisions concerning our future, addressing the financial challenges and opportunities facing ICS as we move into our next fiscal year. 

Saturday, May 11:  We offer prayers of celebration for the successful completion of the academic programs of seven Junior Members, each of whom will be recognized and honoured tomorrow afternoon at ICS's Convocation ceremony. We also celebrate the installation of our new Presidents, Tom and Dawn Wolthuis.
Allyson Carr is presenting a paper in Kalamazoo today. We pray for blessing on everyone who attends this conference. 

Sunday, May 12:  Today we celebrate Mother's Day. We ask for God's blessing on all mothers, that they may spend a peaceful, joyful and restful day with their loved ones. 

Monday, May 13:  Today we pray for God's help for those who are struggling with illnesses. We ask God for strength, patience and for good results from treatment. 

Tuesday, May 14:  We offer prayers of praise for the talents of ICS alumna Janet Read, who is exhibiting her new paintings at Galerie d’Avignon in Montreal. 

Wednesday, May 15:  We ask God to grant our Junior Members the energy and enthusiasm they need to complete their coursework for this semester. 

Thursday, May 16:  We pray for God’s blessing for our alumni association. We ask that God will make it an instrument of his will. 

Friday, May 17:  We offer prayers of gratitude and appreciation for the faithfulness of you, our wonderful donor community, who have continued to give ICS gifts of prayers, money, concern and appreciation. It is truly a blessing to have the continued interest and support of so many people. Thank you!

Sunday, May 19:  ICS President Tom Wolthuis will be preaching at Fellowship CRC in Edmonton. 

Monday, May 20:  We pray for blessings and energy for ICS Presidents, faculty and staff as they work together to manage their many responsibilities.

Tuesday, May 21:  ICS President Tom Wolthuis and CPRSE Director Ron Kuipers will be speaking at West End CRC in Edmonton. 

Wednesday, May 22:  The upcoming summer months are often a time when Junior Members give sustained attention to their Masters and Ph.D. thesis projects. We pray for our Junior Members and ask for God's blessing on their research and writing. 

Thursday, May 23:  We offer prayers for wisdom and energy for the ICS faculty as they continue to mark the papers from the spring semester. 

Friday, May 24:  ICS President Tom Wolthuis and CPRSE Director Ron Kuipers will be speaking at Emmanuel CRC in Calgary. 

Sunday, May 25:  ICS President Tom Wolthuis will be preaching at River Park CRC in Calgary. 

Monday, May 27:  We ask God's help and guidance for all those who are doing advancement work for ICS both in Canada and in the US. Please pray that support for the vision and mission of ICS continues to grow. 

Tuesday, May 28:  We thank God for all the applicants to our programs. We pray that the successful applicants will be able to join us in our mission. 

Wednesday, May 29:  We ask for blessings on Senior Member Ron Kuipers as he continues his work as director of our Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics. 

Thursday, May 30:  We offer prayers of praise for the talents of Junior Member Ruthanne Crapo who will be presenting a paper in Dayton, Ohio today. 

Friday, May 31:  Senior Members often spend much of the summer developing course curriculum and giving attention to research projects. We are extremely grateful for the work of our Senior Members and ask for God's blessing on them.