Third All Seminary Chapel of the academic year focuses on prayer
Melodic sounds of singing and music wafted through the air
on Fuller Seminary campus on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 as the community
gathered on the mall to celebrate the All Seminary Chapel’s Day of Prayer.
Each year during the Fall quarter, the Fuller community
dedicates one chapel to reflection and purposeful prayer. Campus offices were
closed from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for the chapel service. Classes were
cancelled from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to allow students to participate in
additional prayer opportunities offered after chapel, such as prayer walks and
The theme of this year’s campus-wide Day of Prayer was
“Today is a chance to center yourself and reorder your
thoughts, many of which become scattered in the intersection of life and
coursework,” the chapel program read.
“As we worship the living God today in prayer and at the
table, we invite you to Center
yourselves. We invite you to pray along with us: “Come, Holy Spirit, come.”
Chairs were arranged in a circle around a communion table
and songs of worship were intermingled with scripture readings and prayers of
thanksgiving, confession, and dedication.
Rev. Chris Murphy, chaplain and assistant director of
Presbyterian Ministries and a Fuller Admissions counselor, led students,
faculty and staff members in the Lord’s Supper.
“Hail to the King in all His splendor and majesty. Hail to
the King of kings, Lord Jesus, our God,” the worship leaders sang as an
offering of praise at the close of the chapel service.
Afternoon prayer walk topics included: Prayer and
Contemplation, Prayer for the Fuller Community and the Nation, Prayer and
Musical Worship, Liturgical Prayer and Prayer for Evangelism and Mission. A
prayer station devoted to prayer for hope and healing was offered in Payton