Written for the Presbytery of St. Andrew’s first annual UKirk* Sunday; Oxford, MS, April 2018. 

 

One: For the campus ministries in our own backyards and beyond,

All: O Lord, we pray.

One: That they might all at once be spaces for rest and renewal, for comfort, but also for the challenge of personal growth:

All: O Lord, we pray.

One: For students of varied experiences, drawn together by the movement of your Spirit, that they might have confidence to continue becoming the people of God you created them to be, supporting each other and being supported:

All: O Lord, we pray.

One: For the leaders who guide these communities, discerning the most faithful way to meet young adults where they are, in the midst of a sometimes overwhelming world,

All: O Lord, we pray.

One: For the siblings of faith that have nurtured each of us along our way, and the ways we might share that care with the ones who come after us:

All: O Lord, we give you thanks. Amen.


* UKirk means “university church,” and is the name commonly used for Presbyterian Church (USA) college ministries around the country.

** Photo by Angelina Litvin on Unsplash