Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pray With Us

"The power of prayer is not resident in the prayer itself or in those praying, but in the eternal purpose of God that incorporates our prayer for His ends. Prayer does work, not as an outside influence but in purposed congruence in God's eternal plan." — Stanley D. Gale, in byFaith.

  • Thank God that a new semester has begun, and ask Him to fill the students and faculty with His Spirit as they pursue their studies and teaching.
  • Give thanks to God for senior student Jeff Downs's appointment to a pastoral internship at Covenant Church (OPC) in Orland Park, Ill. upon his anticipated graduation. Ask God to prepare the way for other senior students who are seeking internships, pastoral calls, and other avenues of ministry following their 2014 graduation.
  • Pray that God will abundantly supply the seminary's financial needs in 2014 and bless and prosper all those who may be led to give in support of this work in God's Kingdom.
  • Pray for blessings on the 2014 Spring Theology Conference scheduled for March 11-13. Pray that many would come to learn anew of the mighty providences of God.
  • Continue to implore God to open the final steps of the way for the wife and children of one of our foreign students who have managed to make their way out of danger in their native land, travel through three neighboring counties and are soon to embark on their journey to the United States. 
  • On-going health concerns: Remember GPTS custodian John Jolly in prayer as he continues to struggle with knee pain. Please continue in prayer for Betty McGoldrick, wife of Professor James McGoldrick, as she continues to deal with her pain and disabilities.