He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, â€œMy refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.â€ — Psalm 91:1-2
Today InterVarsity Christian FellowshipÂ isÂ petitioning the Lord to keep open the doors for our 23 chapters in the California State University (CSU) system. Please join us inÂ A Day of Prayer for Campus Access.
For aÂ Guide for a time of Prayer for the California State University Decision,Â developed by ourÂ national Spiritual Formation Team, visit theÂ Call for Prayer for the California State University System. In the opening section [Worship/Adoration], I meditated upon Praise to the Lord, The AlmightyÂ Â (3 min)Â for quite some time before turning to Interceding for the California State University Decision through the lens of Daniel 1:8-9, Daniel 1:18-20, Daniel 3:13-18.Â
No matter your circumstances and responsibilities, I encourage you to “[p]ray for courage and grace for Alec Hill, Greg Jao and the other InterVarsity leaders who are in this conversation with the CSU staff. Pray for a positive resolution that allows our chapters to remain viable members of CSU communities. It may be the case, as it was for the three faithful exiles, that God answers this prayer in an unexpected way. Letâ€™s pray that we would have eyes to see and ears to hear Godâ€™s answer. . . .”* AND as you have particular prayer requests, please do not hesitate to drop me a line that I may likewise be praying for you as you journey in higher education.
Related:Â NY Times: Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy (Thomas B. Grosh IV. Emerging Scholars Network Blog. 6/11/2014).
*From Call for Prayer for the California State University System. Emerging Scholars Network Blog links added by the author of this post.
About the author:
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the Northeast Regional Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). For a number of years, the Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine was the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!