Preserving Public Prayer In America

pray1Asking God’s blessing on public meetings is a cherished tradition in American that is now in jeopardy. This long-standing practice is being challenged by two citizens from Greece, New York, who claim to be “offended” by voluntary prayers given to open their city’s council meetings. Rather than respect the volunteers’ heartfelt prayers for divine guidance, the two “offended” citizens and Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a lawsuit to end this historic practice.

Now, on November 6th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this lawsuit, that could outlaw prayer at public gatherings, including invocations in Congress and other public events. It could affect all Americans who want to have the same freedom to pray (or not pray), in a manner consistent with their faith, as our Founding Fathers did, when they drafted our Constitution.

If you want to preserve public prayer in America, please show your support by signing the Statement of Support for Public Prayer.

Please pray that the Supreme Court will issue a strong, clear ruling upholding the practice of legislative prayer.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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