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Prayer for a New College Year

Prayer for a New College Year*

By Elva McAllaster

Lord, I’m standing at the door
Of this new untarnished year;
Help me live it all for thee,
Use me in Thy service here.

May this be a fruitful year,
With Thy will, Lord, uppermost.
Give me strength for each new need,
Power of the Holy Ghost.

May I help the lives I touch
On the campus day by day;
Help me share another’s load,
Strengthen others on their way.

Help me ever see Thy will;
Help me do the will I see;
Make my life Thine own this year;
Let Thy life be lived through me.

In the paths that led thus far
Thou has been so near to me.
Strengthen, help me, use me, Lord,
All throughout this year to be.


*Elva McAllaster, “Prayer for a New College Year,” The Papyrus 69 (11), no. 3 (1987).

Dr. Elva McAllaster (1922-1997) was the author and poet of many books, short stories, and poems. She taught English at Seattle Pacific College, Westmont College, and Greenville College. Dr. McAllaster’s papers reside in the Ruby E. Dare Library at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. This poem was printed in the Greenville College newspaper in 1987.

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Library welcomes new Assistant Circulation Supervisor

The Library is pleased to welcome and introduce the new daytime Assistant Circulation Supervisor.

Gina Walker comes to the Library from a background in special education. She has taught in the Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach public school systems. Her mother is a retired librarian, so Gina says she has always considered the Library a “second home.”

Gina and her husband have been married for 22 years and have two daughters. They are members of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church. The Walkers’ church activities have included mission trips to South America. Gina also enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with her family and reading.

Please stop by and welcome Gina on your next visit to the Library.

On this day…

On this Veterans Day we honor all American Veterans and pray for all who have served in the Armed Forces.

November 11 is also Remembrance Day in many countries and commemorates the end of World War I.