Monday 26 January 2015

Prayer Letter: February 2015

Monday, February 2: 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.

Tuesday, February 3: 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.

Wednesday, February 4: 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.

Thursday, February 5: Today we pray for the general well-being of the ICS. We ask for blessings and energy for ICS faculty and staff as they work together to manage their many responsibilities.

Friday, February 6: The opening performance of the one-act play Just Faith? is this evening. We pray for blessings on everyone involved in this event.

Monday, February 9: Today we pray for blessings for the Friends of ICS Board and all those who are doing advancement work in the US.

Tuesday, February 10: The Leadership Team meets today. We pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for this meeting.

Wednesday, February 11: There are two meetings today, the Academic Council and the Partnering Committee. We ask God to guide both of these meetings.

Thursday, February 12: Tonight there is an information meeting about our summer course in Orvieto, Italy. We pray for blessings on all participants.

Friday, February 13: We offer prayers of gratitude for the generous spirit that is always shown by 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.

Monday, February 16: Today is Family Day in Ontario. We pray that everyone has a happy and peaceful day with their loved ones.

Tuesday, February 17: This is Reading Week! Please pray that our Senior and Junior Members will be able to use this break from classes to catch up, get ahead, or use the week for whatever they may need to help them in their studies. May God bless each of us with what we need during this week.

Wednesday, February 18: We continue to pray for blessings and energy for ICS President Doug Blomberg, as he manages his many responsibilities and provides ICS with his leadership.

Thursday, February 19: As Reading Week continues, please pray that it will be a fruitful week for the academic body at ICS as many Senior and Junior Members have projects they are working on beyond normal class work. Whether these are publications, papers for conferences, or other scholarly activities, pray that this week will afford extra time to make progress in these areas.

Friday, February 20: For any of us who are ill or who have family or friends who are ill, we pray for peace, strength, hope and healing.

Monday, February 23: As classes resume, we pray for the classes and the students this semester, that our Lord will grant the wisdom and strength to endure the process of ongoing learning and preparation for ministry and teaching.

Tuesday, February 24: There is a Board Meeting this evening. We pray for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.

Wednesday, February 25: 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, February 26: We ask God to bless those who are teaching, as they balance reporting, paperwork and course work with managing their families.

Friday, February 27: With the winter weather here bringing colds and flu, please continue to pray for the health of staff, faculty and students here at ICS.