Thursday 28 May 2015

Prayer Letter: June 2015

Monday, June 1: The annual Senate and Board meetings were held last month. We are grateful for all the work these people do for ICS, and for the talents and experience they bring us.

Tuesday, June 2: We offer prayers of celebration for the successful completion of the academic programs of six Junior Members, each of whom were recognized and honoured last month at ICS's Convocation ceremony.

Wednesday, June 3: We ask God to bless Patricia Webb, our Director of Advancement, as she manages her many responsibilities.

Thursday, June 4: The FICS Board meets today. We ask for God’s guidance and wisdom for this meeting.

Friday, June 5: 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.

Monday, June 8: We pray for God’s blessing for our alumni association. We ask that God will make it an instrument of his will.

Tuesday, June 9: There is a Board meeting this evening. We pray for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.

Wednesday, June 10: We ask God to bless Senior Member Ron Kuipers, Director, and Allyson Carr, Associate Director of our CPRSE as they continue their work.

Thursday, June 11: Today we offer prayers for energy for our Senior Members as they enter what is often a busy time of grading.

Friday, June 12: Senior Member Emeritus Cal Seerveld will be at a conference in Grand Rapids this weekend. We pray for a safe trip and wisdom for the task.

Monday, June 15: We offer prayers of gratitude for the generous spirit that is always shown by you, our many supporters, who have encouraged ICS with gifts of prayer, money, and expressions of appreciation. We are constantly blessed with your interest and support.

Tuesday, June 16: We offer prayers of praise for the talents of Junior Member Ethan Vanderleek, whose chaplaincy position in Surrey is off to a great start.

Wednesday, June 17: Today we pray for blessings for the Friends of ICS Board and all those who are doing advancement work in the US.

Thursday, June 18: 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, June 19: We celebrate Father's Day on Sunday! We ask for God's blessing on all fathers, that they may spend a wonderful day with their loved ones.

Monday, June 22: Summer is arriving 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 pray for safe and pleasant journeys.

Tuesday, June 23: The 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.

Wednesday, June 24: 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.

Thursday, June 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.

Friday, June 26: We pray for blessings for Doug Blomberg as he continues in his role as ICS President.

Monday, June 29: 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, June 30: We ask God to grant our Junior Members the time, focus and wisdom they need to complete their coursework for this semester and to complete their Masters and PhD thesis projects.