Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: A Prayer for School Children
A Prayer for School Children
Em & Tony Shipley
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 16:22:17 -0500
My mother sent this to me. With all the discussion regarding athiest,
and the situation the other day reminding us just how much danger all
children are in just attending school. I felt it was appropriate for
> This one really makes you wonder in light of recent history.
> >Subject: A Prayer for school children
> >Now I sit me down in school,
> >Where praying is against the rule;
> >For this great nation under God,
> >Finds public mention of Him odd.
> >Any prayer a child recites,
> >Now violates the Bill of Rights.
> >Any time my head I bow,
> >Becomes a federal matter now.
> >The law is specific, the law is precise;
> >Praying out loud is no longer nice;
> >Praying out loud in a public hall,
> >Upsets believers in nothing at all.
> >In silence alone can we meditate,
> >And if God gets credit, thats just great!
> >Oh, dear Lord, this one plea I make;
> >Should I die in school, my soul you'll take.
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