"Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:1-5
We have entered into the longest, uninterrupted portion of the academic year. Bible Courses fill our office space every afternoon and evening; ministry teams serving and blessing classmates despite overflowing personal calendars; the worship team leading the community into God’s presence while speakers instruct and inspire at our weekly leadership lecture series that we affectionately call DOXA (Greek for God’s glory). There is a lot of teaching, sowing, imploring, praying and serving going on.
In light of this, please join us in praying for the following (Paul imbeds this prayer in the introduction of Colossians -- our Bible Course this semester:
That countless students on Harvard’s campus “would be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy…” (1:9-11)
As always, we deeply value your prayers and your partnership.
Harvard College Faith and Action