Start of Term
For many, the Spring or Winter term starts tomorrow (Tuesday). Which it is called seems to depend mainly on if you use semesters or quarters and how far north or south you are.
With the new term come new students, new opportunities for ministry and to be conformed further to the image of Christ. Perhaps starting the term with prayer will be helpful.
We as your faculty servants praise You, Greatest Mystery, for revealing Yourself through the many fields of scholarship.
Thank You, Untaught Teacher for the privilege to share that revelation with others, including our students.
O Ever-Punctual Planner, we are in all manner of stages of preparation, from being clean ready to near panic, and ask Your Gracious Helping Hand to finish our preparations and to seek excellence in all we do.
Exalted Gift-Giver, may we be humble in the exercising of our great talents, coming as they do by Your good pleasure.
Patient Redeemer, mirror Yourself in us to wisely mentor our students and show us in them and them in us, so we may humbly recognize our own faults in each other and thus be sanctified further through Your Spirit’s ministrations.
Perfect Potter, continue to mold us for service, to be fit for Your kingdom, to judge rightly, with mercy and justice, to shine as a lifted lamp and preserve righteousness in our culture as goodly salt,
That in everything Your Name may find glory in our lives.
By the gracious, redemptive and holy Name of Your only Son,