Prayers For Joepa

01.27.12 | Jeremy Miller


A call for prayer for the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is announced by a new national prayer website promoting spiritual growth and faith. Circle of Prayers added the "Memory of Joe Paterno" to the more than dozen prayer topics on its site, including "Victims of Virginia Tech Mayhem" and "America's Voters to make informed, just, moral decisions." Leaders at the organization encouraged believers to take a moment and offer a prayer for Paterno, who recently died of complications from lung cancer at the age of 85. Paterno was fired amid the Jerry Sandusky controversy because of his failure to report Sandusky's abuse to authorities, although he did report the incident to his immediate supervisor after being alerted by one of his assistants. Circle of Prayers hopes their site will be used by campus ministries and parishes to generate interest toward prayer for any topic.