Join Us in Praying for Scholar’s Compass

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 concernsCalifornia 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:

By courtesy of photographer David R. Ingham, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported via Wikimedia Commons,

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

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Hannah Eagleson

Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still edits ESN's collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar's Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.

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