News Release

A Lenten Haven for Prayer

In heeding the Lord’s call to prayer and to encourage special focus during this season of Lent, the chaplain’s office has constructed a prayer tent in the east entrance of the Ozinga Chapel.

The idea behind the prayer tent came from the chaplain, Dr. Bill Van Groningen, and Joanna Wigboldy, student ministries and music office assistant. The space is meant to be used for personal prayer and praise, for worship, and for intercessory prayer on behalf of others and our world.

Draped in fabrics of rich purples, greens, and browns and tucked back in a quiet corner, the tent is a private, intimate haven perfect for personal devotional time and small group prayer meetings.

“I hope that this room is the start of a permanent room for prayer on Trinity’s campus,” said Jordan VanDyke ’11 of Hospers, Iowa, who designed and constructed the tent. “There is a global 24-7 prayer movement forming in preparing for the return of Christ, and we are being called into lives of prayer, fasting, and diligence in God’s word.”

The prayer tent will be available throughout the entire Lent season, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Students will have access to the tent Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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