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Prayer for the Start of Spring 2012

President Gary Peluso-Verdend offers a prayer for students at the start of a new semester.




God whose yoke is well-fitting,


Our students take on a lot.

A lot of coursework.

A lot of work.

A lot of family obligations.

A lot of debt.


Because they are filled.

Filled with hope.

Filled with dreams.

Filled with questions.

Filled with desire to know.

Filled with a calling.


Reveal to them, make plain to them the connections.

Page by page read.

Page by page written.

Post by post responded to.

Idea by idea tried in their places of ministry.


Until a wide road has been revealed and walked between the world’s truest needs and their truest happiness.


In Jesus’ name.



Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, President

Phillips Theological Seminary

January 2012

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