In a 5:45 a.m. e-mail to inform his “Financial Accounting” students that class was canceled today, Laurence Schiffres had some thoughts regarding prayers:

“I hope that whoever has been praying for snow and sleet stops,” he wrote.

He’s not alone.

Correction: February 3, 2010

Due to incorrect information listed in the Yale Directory, an earlier version of this post misspelled Laurence Schiffres’ first name.