Put PRAYER Back In Schools!

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Blessed is the nation whose god is the Lord!
Hi,I'm a student and it's a honor to sign my name to this petition to put prayer back in school!;).Thank you for you time!;)
To whom it may concern:
A person without a prayer life is lost and unhappy. Children need prayer which can provide coping skills and comfort against depression and bullying which are so prevalent in schools today because prayer is no longer in them. Prayer gives hope and trust that God will move in one's life and make everything better. Prayer in my own life has helped me attain a career despite a bleak and impossible situation. I prayed hard and worked hard and had faith in God to help me and He did! My relationship with God the Father is the most important thing in my life. When I don't pray because I am too busy or tired, the next day I am depressed and feel lost. I need God in my life everyday and so does everybody else. Jesus is the answer!
We, as a country, have fallen away from the Grace of God. Is this unexpected??? No. Out leaders have banished prayer from our schools and Christianity from our lives. From removing the Ten Commandments, separating Church and State and removal of any vestiges of Christianity from our Schools and public display (Nativity Scenes), have forced our nation farther and farther away from the protection of God. I remember growing up and the class saying a prayer before going to lunch and saying a prayer before football games. We cater to Islam and to Atheists, while denying Christians every right except to go to Church. We are banned from saying, "Merry Christmas", not just in school but in some businesses as well. It is now "Happy Holidays" or the Holiday Season. God had become an afterthought to many Americans and even, it seems, most of our own leaders. If you are a Christian, by the very nature you are conservative. Actors and Actresses in Hollywood, who are Christians, therefore being conservative, are almost non-existent and the ones who are, have trouble gaining employment. Stacy Dash, a pretty, black actress, stated verbally that she was backing Mitt Romney during this past election and was verbally BASHED by people on the internet as well as the actor Samuel L. Jackson. His reasonings were more that she was not supporting another Black Person and was berated. Being Liberal in thinking and beliefs has become a disease in America and anyone who speaks different, with Christian morals, is called a bigot, racist, hate-mongeror, back-woods, a Redneck...etc. The list of names is too large to write down. While we, as Christians, are taught to love God with all our hearts and minds, we are also taught to love our neighbor as ourselves. That doesn't mean we have to like or accept their choices and it is our duty as Christians to spread the words and teachings of Jesus Christ. We are taught to repent for our sins, but how can you call yourself a Christian yet support abortion? How can a Christian support a homosexual relationship? We still love the person, but not their actions. Also, we are aware that everyone sins, even Christians. The BIG difference is that a Christian repents for their sins with a remorseful and humble heart and asks Jesus for forgiveness, with the intention to not commit that same sin again. You can not cut and paste the Bible and you can't change it to fit the world you live in. Times may change but the teachings and values of the Bible don't. They are still as applicable today as they were 2000 years ago. We need to get back to where we were and that starts with bringing Christ back into the schools, streets, government and lives of every American. Only then can we begin to bring out country back on the path of God; back on the path our Forefathers set us upon. We have to start somewhere, why not in the schools, with the children, the innocent ones? Otherwise, we will continue down the dark road we currently travel.
We, as a country, have fallen away from the Grace of God. Is this unexpected??? No. Out leaders have banished prayer from our schools and Christianity from our lives. From removing the Ten Commandments, separating Church and State and removal of any vestiges of Christianity from our Schools and public display (Nativity Scenes), have forced our nation farther and farther away from the protection of God. I remember growing up and the class saying a prayer before going to lunch and saying a prayer before football games. We cater to Islam and to Atheists, while denying Christians every right except to go to Church. We are banned from saying, "Merry Christmas", not just in school but in some businesses as well. It is now "Happy Holidays" or the Holiday Season. God had become an afterthought to many Americans and even, it seems, most of our own leaders. If you are a Christian, by the very nature you are conservative. Actors and Actresses in Hollywood, who are Christians, therefore being conservative, are almost non-existent and the ones who are, have trouble gaining employment. Stacy Dash, a pretty, black actress, stated verbally that she was backing Mitt Romney during this past election and was verbally BASHED by people on the internet as well as the actor Samuel L. Jackson. His reasonings were more that she was not supporting another Black Person and was berated. Being Liberal in thinking and beliefs has become a disease in America and anyone who speaks different, with Christian morals, is called a bigot, racist, hate-mongeror, back-woods, a Redneck...etc. The list of names is too large to write down. While we, as Christians, are taught to love God with all our hearts and minds, we are also taught to love our neighbor as ourselves. That doesn't mean we have to like or accept their choices and it is our duty as Christians to spread the words and teachings of Jesus Christ. We are taught to repent for our sins, but how can you call yourself a Christian yet support abortion? How can a Christian support a homosexual relationship? We still love the person, but not their actions. Also, we are aware that everyone sins, even Christians. The BIG difference is that a Christian repents for their sins with a remorseful and humble heart and asks Jesus for forgiveness, with the intention to not commit that same sin again. You can not cut and paste the Bible and you can't change it to fit the world you live in. Times may change but the teachings and values of the Bible don't. They are still as applicable today as they were 2000 years ago. We need to get back to where we were and that starts with bringing Christ back into the schools, streets, government and lives of every American. Only then can we begin to bring out country back on the path of God; back on the path our Forefathers set us upon. We have to start somewhere, why not in the schools, with the children, the innocent ones? Otherwise, we will continue down the dark road we currently travel.
We have to remember that God is not sleep and that praising his name is what built this country.
my granddau.is 15 and attends a public school and it was her idea she wants a bible class added to the electives she says if you dont want to attend you wouldnt be forced to she to young to sign so im doing this for her god bless us all
We nee prayer back in school. I attend a public school and I think that if we had prayer back grades would be a whole lot better. No one can explain how someone has a tutor and is still making a F in the class and then on the exam they pass it with a high score and they can't even explain how they did it except that prayer works!
I think that we been prayer back in school. By not having prayer a lot of people are losing their faith and trust in god. If we allow prayers and allow bible study there will be a lot more Christians
In today's troubled times we need to have God in our lives all day long. Having prayer in school is an inspiration to many young students and it shows in their behavior !!!!
It was God and Prayer that first gave our first Americans Strength and Hope. We must stand up and be heard and not sit back and say and do nothing. We must be Heard! If we want to make a difference.
As the children of God we are to play to our creator, and hope that we can stand on to say in God we trust. We trust in him and he need every bit of it. To those that do not believe in God, he need you back to him before it be too late..As a child of God i need prayer back in school, we were made to pray to God and God only...
I attend public schools and I would love to have prayer back in school!
We live in a day where we need God every minute of the day. Our kids and teenagers should be allowed to worship, pray, and read their Bibles especially during lunch and free time at school!
we are supposed to have freedom of religion and not for nothing our nation was built in Christian beliefs you know "ONE NATION UNDER GOD" and we still are....when Christian kids go to school they are not allowed to voice their belief of God but the atheists are allowed to bash God and because our belief upset them WE had to stop showing OUR faith while THEY are still allowed to bash mock and slander OUR GOD how does that work? LET OUR CHILDREN PRAY....if atheists don't want to hear it then they can not listen (all children are great at ignoring what they don't want to hear) and if they don't want to take part in they prayer then OK they don't have to!!!
Please I do not want our students to be without the Lord! Please bring prayer back!
Christians did not stand up to the few who wanted prayer removed. It will take Christians standing together for God to put prayer back in schools.
There are two Masters, 1Satan 2 God, Darkness doesn't live in light, God isn't A God of confusion. Its not about us, it's all about God, we are to seek our face in Heavenly things and not earthly or material things, we need prayer back in schools, work, office, without God, prayer, we are nothing, put prayer back in our schools!
I dont no why preyers was took out are schools. Their aint no body aint christain in this coutry. damn work a are presdent brock obamma hes frum talaibanistan wake up
We need God back in schools,when he was taken out of schools our country went to hell.The violence,murders of innocent children and families.These crimes are senseless,Lets get a petition started to get God back in schools.
prayer is our only hope, God bless our nation and our leaders
Some of you didn't realize that God is the creator and we should show fear to The Lord. In every years will always get worse than before.. So there will things bad happen to people who rebel God and remove Him.. Goodluck with that... If I were you I should regret for what I did.. Pray for y'all and our nation America.
Plant the seeds of prayer early in life so our children can reap the harvest of morality, ethics and faith.
IF PRAYER IS NOT PUT BACK IN SCHOOLS THE WORLDS GONNA BE TOOK OVER BY VIOLENCE AND DRUGS, COME ON WITH THE HELP OF GOD WE CAN DO IT
You see our nation crumbling it starts with the youth, please put prayer back into schools as this May be the only way a child can be saved and grow to be a valuable citizen because if what God did in their life just in a prayer in school in the name of Jesus Christ.
The best thing we can do for our kids is to put God back in our hearts!
See Seruna Savant, a new novel, with roadmap to regaining freedom to prayer in schools. This should be up to the states, not the Federal Government.
Prayer is the foundation of life, and we need to have prayer to help kids get thru it, and without prayer we are not showing kids there is help out there and that God does care about them. If we don't share it they will never know if thier family doesn't care. Please put prayer back on the list of things, prayer can be about anything, it shouldn't be out of schools period. Kids need hope and if they see prayer works they will pray more and stay out of trouble more.

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