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Coming Together as the Fenwick Family

At Fenwick, we know the transformative power of prayer. We understand that prayer supports and sustains us especially in the most difficult times. We depend on the grace of our Loving God, and in all circumstances, we are invited to be grateful for God's presence in our lives.

Out of our deep need for God and for each other, we come together in prayer, trusting in the promise of Jesus revealed in Luke’s gospel: And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

This may not be our experience, particularly in times of struggle and suffering, and yet the promise of Jesus is very real. As he assures us in Matthew’s gospel, Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive. Somehow, some way, God is there for us when we pray.

Especially during this time of the COVID-19 crisis, we turn to each other and to our God. For ourselves, for our community, and for our world, prayer is what sustains and supports us. We pray for ourselves and our families, for our school and our community, for our country and our world.

At all times in life, and particularly during this time of the Coronavirus, we remind our selves that we are not alone. As members of our Fenwick Family, we are never alone. When we cannot gather in person and cannot connect face to face, perhaps this is the most important reality for us to grasp—we are not alone.

Thankfully, we are bound together as students and parents, as faculty and staff, as alumni and friends. We are in this together. Together, as St. Paul describes, we rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, and persevere in prayer.

We trust in our prayer—our prayer for each other and our prayer for Fenwick. Even—and perhaps especially—in these uncertain and unsettling times, let us pray. As we do, may we be comforted and consoled by these words from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians: Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

The Power of Prayer