Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Another prayer for a child leaving for college!
O God, go with my child as he goes to college
Keep him safe
Keep him sensible
Keep him focused
Keep him joyful
Keep him surrounded by friends and teachers who help him grow.
Help him not to succumb to alcohol or other drugs
To the fast crowd going nowhere
To the lure of laziness or the glamour of cliques
To careless sex and careless habits
But to be his own person and avoid group-think
Help him to write more and call less!
To know I miss him
To feel my prayers and remember his home teachings
To visit home as often as he can and know it remains a place where reservations are never needed and no locks will ever bar his return
Help him always to remember how much I love him.
- Marian Wright Edelman
(picture of Phillip and Austin moving into their dorm)