Sunday, August 15, 2021
Here is the prayer my wife Courtney offered for our incoming Class of 2024 during our Launch Week:
Lord, thank you for this class of students joining our law school family today. We are grateful to you that we are able to welcome them in person this year, and pray that each student feels affirmed, valued, and secure in the knowledge that they belong here, in addition to being excited and ready to begin this new phase of their lives. We also pray that this week will mark the beginning of a transformational educational experience that will prepare each student for a fulfilling career and life of purpose, service and leadership. We pray that enduring friendships will be forged among the students with each other and with faculty and staff during their three years here — relationships that endure long after they graduate and are thriving in their chosen work. Lord, as Paul and I look forward to the opportunity to get to know each and every student personally over the course of the next three years, we pray for Your favor and special blessing on this group.
We thank You for the blessing of this day and this Launch Week and all the people who have worked so hard to make this day and week possible. We pray all this in gratitude for your unfailing love, goodness, and mercy. Amen.