Christians, like all humans, fuss about things, and a central fussing point of the last many years is prayer in schools.
“Our country is falling apart because we no longer have prayer in schools,” people say. emphasizing the point with 2 Chronicles 7: 14 –
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
All our problems? It’s because we no longer pray in schools.
Given that I’m more than a half-century old, and at no point, in my school years, did we pray in schools, I’m not sure when these halcyon days of Christian piety were supposed to exist, but whether or not they did, there are three major reasons why we Christians do not need to — and probably should not — agitate for prayer in schools.
Please read the rest at my Commonsense Christianity column at BeliefNet, 3 Reasons America Does Not Need — or Want — Prayer in Schools. As you know, I am unable to print the whole article in more than one place, and I am grateful to my readers to click through.
I am also grateful to my readers who look at my book, The Misfit Christian, and consider purchasing it. Nobody likes to think of themselves as sticking out, but if you come home from church consistently feeling sad, depressed, or out of the loop, why not admit it to yourself and do something about it?
You’re not abnormal, you know — you’re part of a growing group of seekers who aren’t finding the truth where you’re told it will be. Want to find it? Get out your Bible, read it for yourself, and ask God to give you the faith you need to believe in Him.