Morning Prayer


Students gather for Morning Prayer

About Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is offered at 10 a.m. for 20 minutes daily, Monday through Friday each day classes are in session. 

Our theme this year is "What's on your Calendar? Setting Priorities for a Faithful Life." Come hear a variety of campus speakers talk about how their spiritual life influences the choices they make in their daily life. A brief discussion for Core 5th hour approval follows the service. 

Upcoming speakers:


About Morning Prayer

Services are led nearly every day by students from a variety of backgrounds. You may also find one of your professors taking a turn leading the singing or sharing thoughts about his or her faith life. Morning Prayer during Chapel Break is a time for students, faculty and staff to gather together as a community of faith. Whichever days of the week you choose, there’s time to connect with others. Each day of Morning Prayer is a different style of worship - and it's not variety for variety's sake, but out of respect for the varied backgrounds of students and their changing needs as they grow on our campus. 

Here is our regular schedule:

Mondays - Campus speaker (Core 5th Hour approved) 

Tuesdays - Come and See -- a variety of services rotate through on this day, from hymn sings to skits to Prayer & Praise

Wednesdays - Service of Matins, a long-standing tradition at the Chapel

Thursdays - Prayer Around the Cross, a contemplative service*

Fridays - Our all-student Praise Band leads worship

*Please note that Thursday Morning Prayer is in the Gloria Christi Chapel, the lower level chapel on the east end of the building.


Morning Prayer during Finals

You are welcome to join us all throughout Finals Week. Morning Prayer will continue to be at 10 a.m. and will be in the Gloria Christi Chapel May 5-10.

The peace of Christ is shared after worship


Myles Hayden is one of many student organists who play for services at the Chapel.


Hear some recent Monday Morning Prayer Speakers

Hear a variety of Morning Prayer speakers, as well as sermons from Sunday morning and other services on our Sermons page.


Why come to Morning Prayer?

Dr. Fred Niedner, professor of theology, shared recently why he makes Morning Prayer a priority:

"I come here even on days when I don’t feel particularly “devotional” or “spiritual” because I need to stay in practice. I run, ride a bicycle, and do other crazy things on machines at the YMCA because my body will atrophy and my arthritis will cripple me if I don’t. I need to stay in shape. Similarly, I pray with people like you partly because by this time in my life, I’ve been crucified a few times, so to speak, and I know I need to keep practicing prayer."

Read his full thoughts on the subject here.

But you don't have to be a theologian to enjoy Morning Prayer. Students, faculty and staff from all areas not only worship together, but also are invited to speak. All are welcome at Morning Prayer.