Student offers prayer for campus peers


I’m assuming most of you have seen a young girl in front of the library with a simple sign: “Can I pray for you?”

I don’t see any harm in allowing her to do this.

I have yet to see her try and force prayer onto anyone or cause violence on campus.

She appears as this calm and reserved young lady who just wants to create an atmosphere of love and hope on Delta’s campus.

It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not, someone wanting to help is always a good thing.

It is up to you if you want to receive it or not.

It is not a requirement that you go up to her and allow her to lay hands on you.

In full disclosure, I have not gone up to her for prayer. I have nothing against prayer. I firmly believe in its power.

I just didn’t feel led to go up to her. But I would.

I think what she’s doing is brave and precious.

How many people do you know that would sit on a college campus with a great amount of immature adults and offer something so foreign to many of us?

She is facing rude comments, taunting and possibly violence in order to be a light to a dark place.

While some might see the sign and her keyboard as too much, I just think it adds to her  bravery.

As I mentioned before, if you don’t want prayer, walk past her.

If you don’t like her there — too bad.

There are some people who would prefer you not to be on campus or sharing your beliefs with them.

We all have our opinions and most of us like to share them on a regular basis.

Her sitting there with a sign is no different.

God bless.