Week of Prayer

11:15 PM

Distinct: A call to be peculiar.

I woke up this morning a bit late than the usual time I am waking up for class. But I was not regretful of getting up late. I was even glad that I had consumed a few minutes of sleep because I really lack sleep these past three weeks already. So, while preparing this morning, I overheard the conversation of my dorm mates about the week of prayer. AND BOOM! In a blink of an eye, I was wide awake. I forgot that this week is the university's 2012 week of prayer.
Subject schedules were adjusted so I needed to call my classmate to confirm the time schedule of our first period class. I didn't even know the groupings of the students. Poor me, I needed to inquire and disturb persons just because I do not know things. But I believe that it is better to ask and so I found out the groupings. I hope this is right: Group A is composed of College of Business, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Education... While Group B is composed of College of Nursing, College of Dentistry, College of Theology... I forgot the others already but I was thankful I knew which group I belong and that is Group A. By the way, I need to know the groupings because the week of prayer has two sessions. One in the morning and another in the afternoon - one group in the morning, another group in the afternoon. According to the announcement posted in the dorm's bulletin, it is Group's A session that morning so I prepared not for class but for church.
I went to church alone. I was not even planning of finding a friend where I can walk with or sit with inside the church. I decided to spend that time with me and my God only. I have been so occupied with studies and other stuffs the last weeks of January so it was a really good idea for me to spend this week of prayer with God alone - talking to Him, listening to His words, and reading the Scriptures.
Still, though the morning session was really early, it was not regretful. The theme for 2012 Week of Prayer is, "DISTINCT: A call to be peculiar". Unlike my first experience of week of prayer here in AUP, the message for this whole week will only be given by one speaker and that is Pastor Christian Eugene Ecoto. Pastor Eugene is from West Africa, and is currently finishing his Masters in AIIAS.
The message was really a blessing. I was inspired to listen more that I still attended the afternoon session.
I am hoping that I can share in this blog the lessons I will be learning. 
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." ~1 Peter 2:9

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