Many of you generously expressed an interest in praying for Scholar’s Compass, which launches next Sunday (September 7). We’ll be posting prayer requests the first Saturday of each month on the ESN blog, and we’d love for you to read them and pray for the project.
We’d love to pray for you as well. Feel free to suggest general ideas for prayer that we can post (starting semesters well, finding rest, welcoming new students, campus access concerns — California State University system’s de-recognition of 23 InterVarsity student groups, etc.) or send us a private email with more individualized requests.
For now, a selection from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, well-suited to beginnings:
A Prayer of Self-Dedication: Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
— Prayer 61 from “Prayers and Thanksgivings,” The (Online) Book of Common Prayer, According to the Use of the Episcopal Church
About the author:
Dr. Hannah Eagleson loves building the ecosystem Christian scholars need to flourish and create positive impacts, in the university and beyond. She is Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network, a digital first ministry serving thousands of early career Christian scholars. Dr. Eagleson launched the ESN student/early career track at the American Scientific Affiliation annual faith and science conference. She is the editor of *Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored* (Hendrickson, 2019), and the one-semester guidebook *Scholar’s Compass: Connecting Faith & Work for Academics* (InterVarsity Emerging Scholars Network, 2021), with design by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard. She also launched the Scholar's Compass online devotional series in her previous role as ESN Editor. Dr. Eagleson holds an MA from St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD) and a PhD in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware.
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