Tuesday 5 August 2014

Prayer letter: August 2014

Friday, August 1:  Summer is here and many people are planning vacations. Many members of the ICS community will be traveling in the summer months to spend time with family and friends. We continue to pray for safe travel and that the time spent with loved ones be rich and refreshing.

Monday, August 4:  Today is our Civic Holiday in Canada. We pray that it will be an enjoyable time for rest and relaxation with loved ones.

Tuesday, August 5:  We offer prayers of gratitude for the results of our matching gift campaign. We are truly blessed to have your partnership of continued faith and commitment to our work.

Wednesday, August 6:   We pray for blessings for the Friends of ICS Board and all those who are doing advancement work in the US.

Thursday, August 7:  We continue to pray for blessings and energy for Senior Member Doug Blomberg, as he manages his many responsibilities.

Friday, August 8:  Today we pray for energy and wisdom for our Junior Members who are trying to finish their theses by the end of the month.

Monday, August 11:  We continue to pray for safe and pleasant journeys and we pray for rest and renewal for the Senior Members and Administrative Staff who are enjoying vacations this month.

Tuesday, August 12:  There is a Finance and Fundraising Committee meeting scheduled today. We pray for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.

Wednesday, August 13:  We celebrate the addition of seven new Junior Members to the ICS community this fall, and we remember them in our prayers as they make the necessary preparations and transitions over the summer in order to begin their studies in September.

Thursday, August 14:  Today we pray for God’s help for those who are struggling with illnesses. We ask God for strength, patience and good results from treatment.

Friday, August 15:  Today we offer prayers of praise for the talents of Senior Member Lambert Zuidervaart who has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Philosophia Reformata.

Monday, August 18:   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.

Tuesday, August 19:  Summer is a time for crops to grow healthy and strong to harvest for the leaner months. We pray for farmers, that their crops will flourish, and for those who are hungry, that they may have what they need.

Wednesday, August 20:  We ask God to bless and guide Senior Member Ron Kuipers and Allyson Carr as they continue their work with our Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics.

Thursday, August 21:  We ask for energy as we prepare for the seven new Junior Members who will be joining us in September.

Friday, August 22:  Today we pray for God to bless and guide our Junior Members who are finishing their MA theses, or working towards important stages of our programs like comprehensive exams, thesis defenses, etc. We ask for God’s blessing and guidance on their research and writing.

Monday, August 25:   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.

Tuesday, August 26:   We pray for success in the selection process for new Board members.

Wednesday, August 27:  The CPRSE’s Justice and Faith project, in partnership with the Christian Reformed Church and the Centre for Community Based Research, continues its work over the Summer. We pray for wisdom for all partners as they head into the second year of the project.

Thursday, August 28:  We pray for safe travel for all new and returning Junior Members who are coming to study at ICS this fall.

Friday, August 29:  We pray for guidance and energy for all those participating in the preparations for Registration and Orientation Week and the annual ICS community fall retreat next week.