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Pray for Ambrose
Pray for Ambrose
A place for Ambrose students, staff, and friends to pray and be encouraged in these unsettled times.
Let us pray… (requests updated June 16, 2020 by Terry Fach, Campus Chaplain)
We pray for our Students—we ask for gainful employment in summer jobs; for internship and practicum opportunities in the coming academic year; for mental and physical health during these weeks of physical and social isolation; for peace amid questions and anxieties about a future that cannot be controlled or predicted as we approach the Fall Term.
For those in the 2020 Graduation Class—we are thankful for their accomplishment and their contributions, celebrated in the graduation ceremonies of May 15; and grant them, we pray, every success on the next steps of their journeys, whether further education or career placement.
For Faculty—we pray for perseverance and grace as they manage new working arrangements from home and adapt to an array of course delivery options in the days ahead; for rest and productive research over the summer months; for creativity as they prepare to return to the new teaching arrangements on campus in September.
For those supporting student well-being—in IT, in Student Success, in Community Life, Counsellors, Chaplains, Communications, Registrar’s Office, and student leaders: grant them compassion and insight as they identify and support the needs of students in the days ahead; we pray for wisdom in planning important Fall student events, including new student orientation, Convocation, residence protocols, and the Deeper Life Conference in October.
For the President, the Cabinet, Senior Administration and Staff—for wisdom, courage, and diligence in their leadership of Ambrose University, in their communication with government officials, in their management of resources and risk, and in their preparations for re-opening the Ambrose campus for the Fall Term.
For our city, our country, our world in a time of pandemic—we pray for the hundreds of thousands who are recovering from COVID-19, their families, and for those who have lost their loved ones to the novel corona virus; for the health-care providers and professionals who put their own health at risk to care for so many; for an adequate supply of medical resources and protective equipment for those at risk; for governments and their leaders worldwide, for wisdom as they make important decisions on behalf of their people; for success in the development of a vaccine that will stop the contagion; for the spiritual and mental health of the millions who are experiencing anxiety and fear about a future they cannot know; for church leaders everywhere, that their organizations, local churches, and ministries would be a balm for the lonely and weary.
For courage and strength—grant that we who follow the One who reached across the ethnic boundaries between Samaritan, Roman and Jew, who offered fresh sight to the blind and freedom to captives, would act to break down the barriers in our community, and be awakened to the reality of systemic racism and bigotry in our institutions. Free us to challenge and uproot it from ourselves, our society and our world.
We pray through Jesus Christ your Son, who came to set us free. Amen.