Monday, November 7, 2011

Day of Prayer

One of the greatest gifts of the Christian life is the privilege of expressing our gratitude to God and making our needs known to Him. Gordon College was founded on prayer and has maintained a posture of gratitude to and dependance on God over its 122 year history. One expression of that commitment to prayer is the annual day of prayer. Tuesday, November 8, all classes will be cancelled while students, faculty and staff devote a full day to come together in various expressions of prayer.

The theme for this year’s Day of Prayer is On Earth As It Is In Heaven. “We will spend time reflecting on what God’s will is and what God’s righteousness looks like in heaven and on earth,” said Abram Kielsmeier-Jones, director of Christian life and worship. A Day of Prayer offers grace and discovery on a day without classes, exams, social commitments, or meetings. Abram Kielsmeier-Jones referenced Psalm 127:1: "Unless the Lord builds the house, its laborers labor in vain.” "The Day of Prayer is a chance to stop laboring for a day and focus solely on God, the true builder of our house. It takes discipline to set a day apart entirely for prayer. But the fruit is a rich experience that provides renewed energy for the tasks to which God has called them.”

View the schedule of events online. Join us on Twitter throughout the Day of Prayer: #DayofPrayer @GordonCollege.

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