Last year I created a little ditty based on the Twelve Days of Christmas about going to the Outback Bowl. This holiday season, I’m in a less frivolous and much more serious mood.
In fact, I would just as soon pray for Penn State University and its football team. I guess I’ve been inspired a bit by the last home game against Nebraska on November 12th, when both the Penn State and Nebraska teams prayed on the field before the game.
I look to prayers in this context primarily as a healing mechanism. It doesn’t matter the religion you profess. If you prefer to substitute the word “hope” for “prayer” then that works as well.
Either way, there is a lot of healing needed right now when it comes to Penn State University and the situation we are confronted with given the allegations by up to twelve reported accusers who claim that they are victims of child sexual abuse by former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Except for perhaps Prayer #1, there is no order to these prayers. They are all important, and I don’t want any reader to think that somehow one has priority over the other. And so I will mix it up a bit. Please don’t read anything into how I have ordered the thoughts.
Be forewarned, this is a very long blog post. But there is a lot to pray for.