Prayer in Schools


Even though prayer was banned in public schools in America in 1963 (before I was born), I have heard many Christians continue to lament that Supreme Court decision. However, what did the Christian children in the schools do at that time? Even though protected by the First Amendment, my suspicion is that most remained silent.

Before Glasnost, prayer was banned in the public schools in Russia as well. But what did many of the Russian Christian children do? They would stand and pray as a witness to the grace of our Lord. These children (and their families) suffered greatly as a result.

Here’s the great question:  “What would have happened if American parents had taught their children not to submit to this decision?”  (Jesus Freaks [Bloomington, Minnesota: Bethany House Publishers, 1999], p. 279).

 

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