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Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Last Thursday morning, a few of the fifth-year co-term men in Christian Union Caritas and I prayed through Psalm 25. The following verses, in particular, struck a chord in us:
4          Make me to know your ways, O LORD;
                    teach me your paths.
5          Lead me in your truth and teach me,
                    for you are the God of my salvation;
                    for you I wait all the day long.

6          Remember your mercy, O LORD,
                    and your steadfast love,
                    for they have been from of old.
7          Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
                    according to your steadfast love remember me,
                    for the sake of your goodness, O LORD!

8          Good and upright is the LORD;
                    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
9          He leads the humble in what is right,
                    and teaches the humble his way.
10        All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness,
                    for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. (Psalm 25:4–10)

How awesome it is that our God is willing to make us to know his ways, teach us his paths, and lead us in his truth! The sins of our past should disqualify us from such blessing; but because of Christ, our God chooses to remember his mercy and steadfast love instead of those sins. Indeed, his uprightness is of such a quality that he does not only mete out judgment against sin; he also offers transformation out of sin to any who would seek him. “Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.”

Would you pray for that kind of instruction for each of us in our community? May God so work in us that we resist all evil and instead walk in God’s ways!

Would you also pray for another round of decisions for housing for the upcoming quarter for the students we serve? Junior and seniors have been invited back to campus if they so choose. All Stanford students have yet another atypical, challenging quarter ahead of them, and we would ask for the Lord’s guidance for them as they choose the housing situation that will best set each of them up for success and position them to love others.

Would you also pray for our outgoing and incoming student leaders as those who have led our community this year pass the baton to a new team of students? We thank God for the service and faithfulness of the past year’s leaders, and we ask for gifting, perseverance, and fruitfulness for this upcoming year’s leaders!

We are so grateful to God for your partnership in prayer. May he make you to know his ways, teach you his paths, and lead you in his truth!


Justin Woyak
Senior Ministry Fellow
Christian Union Caritas

Please note: if you would like to receive regular updates on how to pray for Christian Union's work, please email prayer@christianunion.org.