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It’s Time to Bring Prayer Back to School
How can we afford not to?
The Supreme Court, delivering another WIN, protected Freedom of Speech and Freedom and Religion for a football team who liked to pray together and thank God after their games.
The Supreme Court ruled 6–3 on June 27 that a school district in Washington state violated First Amendment religious freedom protections when it fired high school football coach Joseph Kennedy for leading personal prayers at the 50-yard line after games.
The decision is regarded as a victory for religious freedom.
In the case, the high court held that the free exercise and free speech clauses of the First Amendment protect an individual engaging in a personal religious observance from government reprisal.
The court found that the U.S. Constitution neither requires nor allows governments to suppress such religious expression.
We typically don’t report on news outside of the Republic of Texas, but given the importance that both football and prayer hold in Texan culture, we’ll let this one slide.
This story, like Roe v Wade being overturned, brings a smile to my face. It signifies that MAYBE America is repenting of her sins and returning to God.
By repenting individually and as Texans, we will again see the blessing of God poured out upon us, and He will fight our battles.
We will be like Joshua and the Israelites, watching the wall’s of Jericho crumble before them as they blow their trumpets
We will be like General Washington and the hurricane in Boston Harbor keeping the British at bay while the continental army fortified their positions.
Or better yet, We will be like Sam Houston and the Texians in their final stand in San Jacinto, calling upon God and charging with their small band, overcoming 1400 Mexicans to gain independence.
For Texas, the next step should be bringing public prayer back to the classroom.
Public prayer has a long history in Texas. As a state, we are devoted to Christ and Christian morals. The Texas constitution requires every public servant to acknowledge the existence of a supreme being or be disqualified from office.
Classrooms across Texas bowed their heads in reverence to the Almighty for over a century. Still, in the last few decades, public prayer has been under attack from small groups of non-Christians, and they’ve been winning.
In 1962, non-Christian’s struck the first significant blow against prayer in the case of Engel v Vitale. Students had been reciting a simple, non-denominational prayer called the Regent’s Prayer daily at school.
Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers,and our country. Amen.
The board stated that the prayer would "combat juvenile delinquency and counter the spread of Communism." 👀
Boy, were they right. Since the banning of public prayer in schools, we’ve been falling ever so quickly into godless communism. Its evils grow daily.
Prayer is the most basic and accessible form of protection given to us by God. By having students acknowledge their creator daily and humble themselves before Him, schools could help produce strong individuals with shared values who marry and raise righteous families. These young families would then strengthen their communities.
God repeatedly promises nations that if they turn to him in prayer, they will be blessed and protected by Him.
Prayer in school also reinforces to students that God is accessible to them. And that through simple prayers, they can turn to Him to overcome sorrow, distress, or hardships.
With its abundant advantages, It’s no surprise that banishing prayer from public institutions was one of Satan’s first moves.
How many school shootings could have been prevented if Texas held to its righteous tradition of prayer in school? How many sad, broken, and lonely kids would have found His grace and been saved from committing the most heinous acts?
We don’t know for sure, but it’s time to find out.
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