CMU Students to Hold Week of Prayer
To pray around the clock from Jan. 20-25
In the Epistle to the Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul enjoins Christians to
“pray without ceasing.” That’s pretty hard to do, what with work, studies and
family life—not to mention needing to sleep. But students at CMU are attempting
to do just that January 21-25 through a Week of Constant Prayer.
According to Week of Constant Prayer organizers Aisha Entz and Andre Forget
of CMU’s student-run Faith and Life Committee, students will sign up for
slots during the week to pray alone or with a friend at home or at school.
Along with the private prayer times, students will also gather from 5:30-7:30
PM each day for community prayer. Each night will have a different focus, she
says, such as international concerns, thanksgiving and the CMU community.
In addition to praying for the needs of the world, students have also asked
for prayer requests from staff, students and faculty.
The week will include an all-night hymn sing on January 24.
The Week of Constant Prayer is being held in conjunction with the Week of
Piety (formerly known as the Week of Solidarity). During the Week students sign
up to eat a reduced diet, such as smaller portions of rice and lentils, to show
solidarity with people around the world who don’t have enough to eat.
“I believe God has much in store for us as a community and personally,” says
Entz of the Week of Constant Prayer. “I also trust we will be willing and open
to receive from God.”
Posted January 14, 2008.
For more information contact CMU Communications Director, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N2, telephone: 204-487-3300 ext. 630, fax: 204-889-1694, (www.cmu.ca)