Saturday, February 16, 2008

Prayers for Northern Illinois University

As a native of the great state of Illinois, and an alum of Illinois State University, I am just flabbergasted about what has happened at NIU. DeKalb, Illinois is less than an hour and a half away from my hometown. A dear, dear friend of mine was a student there, but graduated last May with a Master's degree. I can only imagine the pain and grief that the entire student body is feeling.

So often we take our physical safety for granted.

During this difficult time, I would ask for your prayers to be with that community as they try to make heads or tails of the senselessness of the violence that has entered into their lives.

Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills-
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your
coming in
from this time on and

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