Prayer Is Making A Difference At Penn State

11.14.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   44-thousand students returned to campus this morning Penn State University. The college, cloaked in a child abuse sex scandal. Penn State's story has been spread across network t.v. since Friday, and for students not directly involved with the football program, it's still a tremendous distraction. Many are weeks away from their final exams. They are wondering-- how do I focus on class? The football team is answering with prayer. The Nittany Lions prayed with the opposing team Saturday before their first game in 46 years without Joe Paterno, yanked from his job-- after failing to report one of his coaches. The prayer went like this: "there are a lot of little boys around the country, today, who are watching this game, today. They are trying to figure out what the definition of manhood is all about. Well this is it, right here. I pray that this will be a definition of what manhood looks like."
    Meanwhile, the Rev. Edwin Zeiders of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, which Jerry Sandusky has long attended, said they will be holding a service at Grace Lutheran Church on South Garner Street at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The service will be open to the public. It's part of a management plan kept by all United Methodist churches, which tend to gather for prayer in times of crisis.