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Unread 31st December 2010, 11:46 PM
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Christ Should there structured prayer time in school? {moved from prayer requests]

Hey there,

I'm new here and was wondering if you guys think that schools should offer structured prayer time to those who want it.

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Jonah


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Unread 1st January 2011, 01:21 AM
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I don't see why its such a problem personally. Schools don't have to call it prayer time. They could set aside a short period for "quiet time" and then any religion can pray however they want to.

Though, I believe you don't really need a quiet time or moment to pray anyway, I believe you can pray all the time, I talk to Jesus on a daily basis, constantly praying to him in my head throughout the day, so it isn't really necessary in a school setting, cause you can pray in your head, no one can stop you from that. And if you want quiet time you can of course set aside time at your home to do it daily.

I still think there should be a quiet time in school though, a time to reflect, a time to relax, a time to catch up, a time to pray if you want. They don't have to call it prayer time, but it can be used for that if so chosen by the individual.
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Originally Posted by LovePeaceHarmony View Post
Hey there,

I'm new here and was wondering if you guys think that schools should offer structured prayer time to those who want it.

God Bless,

Jonah


I personally dislike structured prayer. I believe prayer should be ad lib.
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I went to a CofE primary school (this is a state school), and everyday in assembly we said the Lord's Prayer and at the end of the day each class said a going-home prayer together. Had no problem with it then, have no problem with it now.
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Originally Posted by LovePeaceHarmony View Post
Hey there,

I'm new here and was wondering if you guys think that schools should offer structured prayer time to those who want it.

God Bless,

Jonah


For Public Schools - If students want to pray let them pray if they have free time to do so.
For Christian Schools - If they want to structure prayer then let them.
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When I was in school (about 30 years ago) we had a "silent moment of meditation" right before the Pledge of Allegience. I used the time to pray. I see nothing wrong with that; a time set aside SPECIFICALLY for that, in public school? Not so much.
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Not in public schools. Then again, I don't know why, with the failing educational system in the US, that so many people want religious instruction in schools. Do you really think they would do even a decent job nation wide?

I think we need to reserve our school time for what needs to be covered. We already have enough trouble making worthwhile use of it as it is.
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Unread 13th January 2011, 09:32 AM
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Not in public schools. Then again, I don't know why, with the failing educational system in the US, that so many people want religious instruction in schools. Do you really think they would do even a decent job nation wide?

I think we need to reserve our school time for what needs to be covered. We already have enough trouble making worthwhile use of it as it is.
I agree. Praying that God would guide one through the day and protect one from the evil that will take place there can be done without a designated time period. Identifying one's self as a Christian in a school setting is asking for the swine to chew on you. Young Christians should be 'wise as serpents' in this regard.
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Without drifting too far from the OP, would you guys take issue if it has already existed as it does in some British State Schools (in practice it's only limited to CofE primary schools I think, despite the law obliging it in all. If you go to one of these, parents usually choose them in full knowledge that this is the case, although they may choose the school in spite of it)?
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I think if you choose a school knowing what goes on officially at the school, then you have no grounds to complain about it.
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